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by vanisaac
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Font with J and L both having the same tails
Replies: 5
Views: 3103

Re: Font with J and L both having the same tails

Dick Pape wrote:One candidate could be: Bangle Extended Bold
jl1.jpg
Extend the "toes" of the L and extend the "heel" of the J could get close. Add other stuff as needed.

Good luck.
I think if you simply expand the entire glyphs horizontally in an image program that you might have a match, not just the toes.
by vanisaac
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Specification
Topic: Announcing The Unicode Standard, Version 6.2
Replies: 2
Views: 4362

Re: Announcing The Unicode Standard, Version 6.2

I believe they have also gone through and worked on standardizing the typeface for all the CJK ideograph representative glyphs in the updated code charts.
by vanisaac
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Free Draw Tool Enhancements
Replies: 5
Views: 2454

Free Draw Tool Enhancements

Erwin, are there any plans to expand the functioning of this tool - eg calligraphic strokes?
by vanisaac
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: new font
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Re: new font

Don't forget other oftentimes related n/h/r/u; v/x/y/w; and l/i/j/t. Usually, the only miniscule letters that need to be created from whole cloth are a, z, s, f, and g.
by vanisaac
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: copyrights
Replies: 17
Views: 10108

Re: copyrights

Just a quick question guys... If I were to edit a font that has been copyrighted, Does that mean I am violating the copyright law? Neither I nor anybody here is a lawyer, so take this as unofficial opinion; but as a general rule, distributing a font copyrighted by someone else is going to be agains...
by vanisaac
Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Input Method Editors for Latin based character set
Replies: 23
Views: 10900

Re: Input Method Editors for Latin based character set

according to my understanding, I believe that this Romaji transliteration method is also used for the Chinese language where they have more than 50000 glyphs. I believe it may also apply to Koreaan and other similar languages. I trust this clarifies how the Atok pad works. Actually, there are sever...
by vanisaac
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Input Method Editors for Latin based character set
Replies: 23
Views: 10900

Re: Input Method Editors for Latin based character set

If it's truly contextual, you can actually hard code the rules into open type/graphite, and it will automatically select the right contextual glyphs. I think you are becoming the embodiment of the old axiom of every problem looking like a nail. There are lots of technical answers to alternate glyph ...
by vanisaac
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Input Method Editors for Latin based character set
Replies: 23
Views: 10900

Re: Input Method Editors for Latin based character set

2. If a transliteration Input Method Editor method were implemented and were in use with the font, if the font were to have an alternate design of a letter t with a swash ascender design, such that that t could be used wherever the person using the font felt that it would look good, how would that ...
by vanisaac
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Input Method Editors for Latin based character set
Replies: 23
Views: 10900

Re: Input Method Editors for Latin based character set

Can the right-hand side of a glyph substitution statement (I do not know if that is the correct parlance) in an OpenType GSUB table have more than one glyph listed within that place? No. Graphite does, however, support one-to-many and many-to-many substitutions. I believe that AAT also supports mul...
by vanisaac
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Input Method Editors for Latin based character set
Replies: 23
Views: 10900

Re: Input Method Editors for Latin based character set

I actually have an MSKLC layout that I can use to type in any of a number of scripts: Greek, Cyrillic, Hiragana, Katakana, Runic, Ogham, Cherokee, Arabic, Hebrew, etc. The problem with any Windows IME is that they do not recognize capital letters, and I'm not even sure exactly how it works with the ...
by vanisaac
Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Support for third-order spline fonts
Replies: 3
Views: 2386

Re: Support for third-order spline fonts

The true type standard defines glyph outlines by quadratic bezier splines and only quadratic splines. As a true type editor, cubic splines are not supported in FCP and could not be saved anyway. On the other hand, the post script font format defines glyph outlines by cubic bezier splines, so a tool ...
by vanisaac
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: How to remove all OpenType tables from a font?
Replies: 3
Views: 2566

Re: How to remove all OpenType tables from a font?

Select the Tables command from the Format menu, and go to the Unsupported page. Then delete these tables if present: BASE, DSIG, GDEF, GPOS, GSUB, and JSTF. Frankly while I know people are asking for FC to support OT programming, IMHO smart font programming should be ideally done outside of a graph...
by vanisaac
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Copy-pasting glyphs also retains hinting?
Replies: 6
Views: 4651

Re: Copy-pasting glyphs also retains hinting?

Thanks for this tip about the H. I remember having read it in the manual but it didn't register. But would any modification other than changing the RSB, even changing the LSB, lose the hinting? I thought hinting is only lost when the number of nodes in a contour changed? But could you clarify wheth...
by vanisaac
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Cursive Fonts: Need help badly!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3182

Re: Cursive Fonts: Need help badly!!!!

thanks a lot but I really think that font creator should have a function for adjusting the side bearings for pairs of letters. This functionality would make font creator so much better That's exactly what kerning is. I can't believe that you don't have a program that supports kerning. It's pretty u...
by vanisaac
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Cubic to quadratic conversion when importing vectors
Replies: 11
Views: 8324

Re: Cubic to quadratic conversion when importing vectors

The on-curve/off-curve control points are inherent to the true type font format. Cubic bezier splines cannot ever be stored in a true type font. They must be converted. So the node/handle paradigm that you are so used to - and which absolutely baffles me whenever I've tried to use it - is never goin...