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by Julian Griffin
Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyph Transformation - Retaining Advance Width
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Glyph Transformation - Retaining Advance Width

Hi,    I did not mean or intend to dismiss User Forums. They are a great place to help and support one another, something I am very much I favour of.    I spent thirty years in IT, I know just how little some people will read. But others, like me, devour manuals, both paper and electronic [ searchab...
by Julian Griffin
Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [CLOSED] Xor of two contours.
Replies: 14
Views: 4394

Re: Xor of two contours.

Hello Erwin,    My font is attached. It is still underdevelopment.    There are two glyphs that show this effect, U+E010 and U+E741.    And just to make sure it was not because I am using the Private Use area, I have added an overlapping Square and Circle to the Double Quote glyph U+0022, ", Shift+2...
by Julian Griffin
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [CLOSED] Xor of two contours.
Replies: 14
Views: 4394

Re: Xor of two contours.

Hello MikeW,    The video driver did indeed update, but to no avail.    I then updated every driver listed in the Device Manager, and then I run a WIndows Update. And again some video hardware was updated. But again to no avail. If anyone has a suggestion let me know and I'll try it out. Until we po...
by Julian Griffin
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [CLOSED] Xor of two contours.
Replies: 14
Views: 4394

Re: Xor of two contours.

Hi, Thank you for your responses.    I have just tried Windows Notepad and it exhibits the same problem as I get in FC9 and MS Word. But the break is at 64/65 point; just as in FC9.    So this would suggest that the problem is in the Windows rasteriser. Either in the interaction of Windows rasterise...
by Julian Griffin
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [CLOSED] Xor of two contours.
Replies: 14
Views: 4394

Re: Xor of two contours.

Thank you Erwin for your quick response,    I think I understand Clockwise and Anticlockwise. The trouble comes when Clockwise contours overlap but are not fully enclosed. And even then it is only a problem if the point size is 64 or below. I have tried this in MS Word, and the same is true, but the...
by Julian Griffin
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [CLOSED] Xor of two contours.
Replies: 14
Views: 4394

[CLOSED] Xor of two contours.

Hello,    If I have two contours that overlay, they are Xor'ed at the overlap. Meaning that where they overlap is white.    But this is only true for point sizes less than 65. For point sizes 65 and above the contours render correctly. At point size 64: IP 64.PNG But at point size 65: IP 65.PNG This...
by Julian Griffin
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: De-plaiting nodes
Replies: 2
Views: 3483

Re: De-plaiting nodes

Hello Pesala,    Yes I agree this must be done with care, and can be very time consuming work.    I first leant to use FC on a demo version 5.6. I had hoped that is would have been fixed or at least improved in version 9. But it seems not. Let's hope others reply to this thread, to prompt High-Logic...
by Julian Griffin
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyph Transformation - Retaining Advance Width
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Glyph Transformation - Retaining Advance Width

Well thank You again, Pesala,    I had thought that ticking the "Preserve side-bearing" would preserve the Advance Width. This is, I fear, a mark of my inexperience. Now I understand my mistake, I think. It is now clear to me that,Advance Width is the sum of: LSB + Glyph width + RSB. So if the Glyph...
by Julian Griffin
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: De-plaiting nodes
Replies: 2
Views: 3483

De-plaiting nodes

Hi,    I have found a way to reduce the work needed after a Transform like 'Bold' has been performed on a set of glyphs.    This can leave the nodes quite plaited together, which needs to be sorted out. The following steps can greatly simplify this onerous job. From the Font Overview window:    :arr...
by Julian Griffin
Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyph Transformation - Retaining Advance Width
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Glyph Transformation - Retaining Advance Width

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Pesala,    I have been battling with this same problem with the Bold command. Your work-round is brilliant.    I have just tried this on a font with over a 1000 glyphs. I was disheartened, if I needed to repeat the steps you outline for each and every glyph.    But, ...
by Julian Griffin
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Composite glyphs vs Simple glyphs
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: Composite glyphs vs Simple glyphs

Hi, Thank you Erwin for your response. For the vast majority of my composite glyphs the position is changed and are scaled to 0.6667. I think what I will do is keep them as composite glyphs; as the Bold Transform works better if the components are kept separate. I can always reopen the exported font...
by Julian Griffin
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Composite glyphs vs Simple glyphs
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Composite glyphs vs Simple glyphs

Hi, I have made extensive use of Composite glyphs. I have even chained Composite glyphs {A←B←C←D}. It works very well, as an improvement to a base glyph is automatically reflected in the chained Composite glyphs. And so to my question: Should I convert all Composite glyphs to Simple glyphs before I ...
by Julian Griffin
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Private Use area vs OpenType Features?
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: Private Use area vs OpenType Features?

Thank you Bhikkhu Pesala for your response.   You are right I am working on a phonic alphabet. Unlike other phonic systems this one can be used to mark-up Standard English text with phonic clues as to how to read a word. It also must have structure and order so word-lists can be sorted. Along with t...
by Julian Griffin
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Private Use area vs OpenType Features?
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Private Use area vs OpenType Features?

Hello,   I am new to OpenType Features and I am confused as to when it is best to use them. I am hoping if I explain what I am doing, someone can tell me if I should go ahead with what I have already done or should I persevere with learning how to use OpenType Features. I have created:   the 26 lowe...