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by Timo Kähkönen
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Scanahand 3 - a little underwhelmed.
Replies: 16
Views: 14793

Re: Scanahand 3 - a little underwhelmed.

I suggest to High-Logic to make a deal with Italian Igino Marini, who has GREAT letterfitting tool (or service) http://ikern.com/k1/ikern/letterfitting/ . The quality is said to be better than in Illustrator Optical Kerning. Please see this comic, that is lettered with font which is kerned by Igino ...
by Timo Kähkönen
Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Bigger sample characters on template
Replies: 1
Views: 3319

Bigger sample characters on template

I made this week my three years old template editor to be Scanahand 3 compatible. The editor is here . And it's result here . I made own editor because Scanahand's original templates have only a little sample letter in caption, so it's hard to imagine where to draw letter vertically and in what size...
by Timo Kähkönen
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Scanahand - Bug Reports
Topic: Guideline Colors [Solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 6685

Guideline Colors [Solved]

Windows 7 Ultimate
Scanahand 3.1 Premium

Guidelines have some problem:
- Caption bottom line is colored by Baseline Color (Light Blue). It should be Black.
- Descender line is colored by Baseline Color (Light Blue). It should be Light red.

Attached is an image describing the problem.
by Timo Kähkönen
Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Loading multipage template images all at once
Replies: 4
Views: 4364

Re: Loading multipage template images all at once

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:... Ctrl Click to select multiple images, or Shift Click or marquee drag to select a range of images? ...
Great idea! Why I didn't thought this!
by Timo Kähkönen
Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Loading multipage template images all at once
Replies: 4
Views: 4364

Loading multipage template images all at once

If I print multipage template, I can print all pages at once, but when loading template, I have to load all pages separately, which is very timeconsuming. I suggest to add ability to load all pages at once. This could be achieved at least with three ways: 1) multipage tiff 2) multipage pdf 3) zipped...
by Timo Kähkönen
Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Scanahand - Bug Reports
Topic: Vertical Metrics bug [Closed]
Replies: 6
Views: 6646

Re: Vertical Metrics bug

I have feeling that my issue is misunderstood. Lets try again: I have Font1, which is made with some other tool than Scanahand. I want to make italic version of it by drawing characters on template with italic style. I want that my 12pt uppercase letters in Font2 are exactly as high as 12pt uppercas...
by Timo Kähkönen
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Bug Reports
Topic: Vertical Metrics bug [Closed]
Replies: 6
Views: 6646

Re: Vertical Metrics bug

The main concern is: how to be sure, that the generated font is as high as other font? If I have an existing font (that is created with Scanahand or with some other tool) and I want to make other font that is identical sized, which means that for example 12pt letter 'A' has same height in both fonts...
by Timo Kähkönen
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Bug Reports
Topic: Decimal Codepoint format bug [Solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 3267

Decimal Codepoint format bug [Solved]

- Scanhand 3.1 Premium Edition - Windows 7 Ultimate When I change Tools/Options/General/Codepoint format from Hexadecimal to Decimal, and then view Tools/Template Editor/Codepoints, all codepoints are still hexadecimal. Why they don't change from hex to dec? When exporting, all codepoints are hex de...
by Timo Kähkönen
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Bug Reports
Topic: Vertical Metrics bug [Closed]
Replies: 6
Views: 6646

Re: Vertical Metrics bug

The top and bottom of the individual characters are part of the math, so for example if you have one or more tall characters, the Ascender metric will increase as well. When the calculation of metrics (http://cdn.ilovetypography.com/img/2009/04/tdr-anatomy.png) is made by the way Erwin described (u...
by Timo Kähkönen
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: Scanahand - Bug Reports
Topic: Vertical Metrics bug [Closed]
Replies: 6
Views: 6646

Vertical Metrics bug [Closed]

There seems to be a problem with vertical metrics in Scanahand 3.1 Premium Edition, Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. I filled a basic 1-page template (http://www.royalcomics.org/font_things/ScanahandTemplate1_modified.png) with default metrics (http://www.royalcomics.org/font_things/BasicCharacterSet.xml...
by Timo Kähkönen
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Multi Page Template and Customizer
Replies: 16
Views: 14876

Scanahand 2

The Scanahand 2.0 is out! I installed the program and made a few testing. It seems very good and the template editor is wonderful! You really can add custom characters and ranges and alter the existing ones. And you can share templates with your friends via xml files. Some issues came to my mind: In...
by Timo Kähkönen
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Multi Page Template and Customizer
Replies: 16
Views: 14876

Here is how the two page template with Basic and Extended Characters will look like: Good! What do you think about adding this information to xml: - metrics as percent of slot height (winascent, ascender, capheight, x-height, baseline, descender, windescent... is there any other?) - glyph_title_cel...
by Timo Kähkönen
Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Trace Preview
Replies: 9
Views: 7989

Re: Why

For those who wish to get really involved in font creating should be using the High-Logic Flagship Font Creator . FontCreator has many features but there is not Scanahand like batch scan property or outline improver or simplifier (is there?). So if the tracing fails or the result is not satisfactor...
by Timo Kähkönen
Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Trace Preview
Replies: 9
Views: 7989

Re: Why

I think of Scanahand as a SIMPLE easy way for people to get involved in making fonts. The more complicated it becomes, the further it gets from its intended purpose. For those who wish to get really involved in font creating should be using the High-Logic Flagship Font Creator . Thanks for replying...
by Timo Kähkönen
Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Diacritical Marks, respectively Unicode
Replies: 50
Views: 40716

A good source is mentioned in the following post earlier in this present thread. http://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?p=9563#9563 Yes. I got here http://www.evertype.com/alphabets/georgian.pdf the USC ranges of Georgian language and here is the result template: http://www.royalcomics.org/puhek...