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by Timo Kähkönen
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Diacritical Marks, respectively Unicode
Replies: 50
Views: 40741

A good source is mentioned in the following post earlier in this present thread. http://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?p=9563#9563 I will check that. Meanwhile you and others could play more with my template editor: http://www.royalcomics.org/puhekupla/draw_template.php I added there one more w...
by Timo Kähkönen
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Diacritical Marks, respectively Unicode
Replies: 50
Views: 40741

The automatic or manual substition data could be fine feature and I suppose the implementation is very simple and may be added after examining OpenType tables. The most critical and I think the most difficult is to enable language specific glyph selection. The technic is simple but where to find the...
by Timo Kähkönen
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Diacritical Marks, respectively Unicode
Replies: 50
Views: 40741

... OpenType glyph substitution information could be included in the pdf... ... automatic ligature substitution, discretionary ligatures and alternate glyphs... Do you mean e.g. if the user has included characters f and i in template, the template generator program would add also ligature glyph fi ...
by Timo Kähkönen
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Trace Preview
Replies: 9
Views: 7989

Trace Preview

Scanahand has some problems with tracing (there are sharp bumbs/edges in the lines that appears dispite of Smooth/Super settings. HighLogic has tried to improve the tracing algorithm - without present success. http://www.royalcomics.org/puhekupla/bumb_removing.png The quality of tracing equals well ...
by Timo Kähkönen
Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Diacritical Marks, respectively Unicode
Replies: 50
Views: 40741

... Would it be a good idea to add an extra page to the pdf and start with the word ITEMS and then include, in text form, an exact copy of the text, including field names, that the client-side form sent to the processor? Yes, it IS a good idea. The human needs it - to check that there is all as exp...
by Timo Kähkönen
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Diacritical Marks, respectively Unicode
Replies: 50
Views: 40741

... making the inclusion of the guidelines across the cell an option ... ... making the glyph in the cell an option too please ... Now there is Guidelines on/off and Sample characters on/off: http://www.royalcomics.org/puhekupla/draw_template.php? Could it be a useful convention that if someone use...
by Timo Kähkönen
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Multi Page Template and Customizer
Replies: 16
Views: 14892

Coloured sample characters don't well on B&W laser printers. Optional coloured guidelines seem to affect the quality of the auto-trace. I think a clear cell is best — the captions are sufficient. That's true. So the user should have option to select what he wants to print. The printing parameters a...
by Timo Kähkönen
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Diacritical Marks, respectively Unicode
Replies: 50
Views: 40741

I tried Custom template (Type Unicode ranges) and used 59143-59252 so as to start with 59143 and use 110 code points. And there ARE many empty slots because of little incompleteness of the font. I had to select sample font that has nearly all of plane 0 covered. And this one has 63546 glyphs of 655...
by Timo Kähkönen
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Multi Page Template and Customizer
Replies: 16
Views: 14892

What I would like to store in the xml files: Characters (range of characters, e.g. 65-90,63,33,37,38,97-122,58,59,46,44,48-57,43,45,126,61,177,etc.) [maybe] UnicodeRange (might be better to auto calculate it) Is it enough to store only UnicodeRange in which I mean the unicode code points that are i...
by Timo Kähkönen
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Multi Page Template and Customizer
Replies: 16
Views: 14892

Re: Multi Page Template and Customizer

I've received scans made by a fax, and templates that were printed while the printer was almost out of ink. Some of these hard to read templates are now successfully processed by Scanahand, but these exceptions will most likely also fail when it comes to reading a Data Matrix code. http://en.wikipe...
by Timo Kähkönen
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Multi Page Template and Customizer
Replies: 16
Views: 14892

Re: Multi Page Template and Customizer

The template definition should be stored as an xml file, so you can also share them with other customers. If the tests indicate that at the top of the template page printed Data Matrix Barcode is reliable, then separate xml files aren't needed. I believe they are reliable because they are used in e...
by Timo Kähkönen
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Character Spacing
Replies: 9
Views: 10400

The feature that lacks nearly all the font programs in the market is horizontal spacing calculation that is based on glyph outline shape. If the autokerning feature is hard work to code, how about character LSB/RSB (left/right side "margin") calculation? In practice this means that for example I has...
by Timo Kähkönen
Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Diacritical Marks, respectively Unicode
Replies: 50
Views: 40741

I think the row/column count needs to be fixed at 10/11 for Scanahand to be able to interpret it correctly, so large fonts may not be possible, though a dynamic template is clearly better than a single fixed template. Fine that the template generator works! If Scanahand is going to dynamic template...
by Timo Kähkönen
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Diacritical Marks, respectively Unicode
Replies: 50
Views: 40741

Huh! Here is now the "first" draft version of dynamic font template creation: http://www.royalcomics.org/puhekupla/draw_template.php It is not beautiful and logical but the idea of dynamic templates hopefully can be seen. With it you can a) select glyphs by language (there may be mistakes) b) Type u...
by Timo Kähkönen
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Scanahand - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Diacritical Marks, respectively Unicode
Replies: 50
Views: 40741

FontLab does offer a product like Scanahand — ScanFont — but it is $99 and still requires a Font Editor. But Scanfont has not printable template page. It has Separate Shapes -function, but it doesn't do what Scanahand do. Professionals can use Scanahand to get their artwork into a font quickly, and...