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by vanisaac
Sun May 27, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Creating dingbat below base line
Replies: 7
Views: 3265

Re: Creating dingbat below base line

Thanks. I am mostly puzzled because they are not truncated in Paintshop Pro, but they are in Word. Just odd. Different programs make different assumptions about advance widths, ascent and descent distances, and their relation to the glyph bounding box. You may find that if you print that document i...
by vanisaac
Tue May 22, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Problems with font modified by FC on Android System
Replies: 8
Views: 4479

Re: Problems with font modified by FC on Android System

Dah! Erwin, is paste special not available in the home edition?
by vanisaac
Tue May 22, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Problems with font modified by FC on Android System
Replies: 8
Views: 4479

Re: Problems with font modified by FC on Android System

Yeah, paste special is not available on right-click, only under the edit menu, or with ctrl+e. If you copy the same number of empty glyphs as you are pasting, it will still work fine. A warning, though; if you copy multiple empty glyphs, then paste them after only selecting one, it will actually pas...
by vanisaac
Mon May 21, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Problems with font modified by FC on Android System
Replies: 8
Views: 4479

Re: Problems with font modified by FC on Android System

Instead of removing the glyphs, try blanking them and removing all the mappings. You should be able to do this in one step with "paste special". Doing that, you shouldn't screw up OT substitutions, which substitute by glyph index.
by vanisaac
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Export a font as a sprite sheet?
Replies: 3
Views: 2149

Re: Export a font as a sprite sheet?

Hey Erwin, could that be integrated into FCP for producing embedded bitmaps? It would be a nice to have some control over screen presentation, at a happy medium between grayscale/b&w and having to go through the monumental task of hinting.
by vanisaac
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Get rid of Ligature
Replies: 7
Views: 4357

Re: Get rid of Ligature

Some word processors will supply ligatures as a part of their autocorrect feature. Have you tried turning that off?
by vanisaac
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Adinatha Tamil Brahmi font
Replies: 4
Views: 8378

Re: Adinatha Tamil Brahmi font

I'll admit that I'm a bit disappointed with the lack of coverage. I'm seeing nothing mapped for candrabindu or anusvara; no independent or vowel sign L/R/LL/RR; no Kha/Ga/Gha, Cha/Jha, Ttha/Dda/Ddha, Tha/Da, Pha/Ba/Bha, and no numbers. I would have thought that the first functional Brahmi font (to m...
by vanisaac
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Rotate tool
Replies: 2
Views: 1523

Re: Rotate tool

It's one of the tabs in the transform toolbar. Hit F6 to toggle it on.
by vanisaac
Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Why are intersecting coordinates bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 2905

Re: Why are intersecting coordinates bad?

My understanding is that it can cause inconsistencies in rendering. Some programs will display a self-crossing area as white, instead of black, and they can't compensate like they can for an uncrossing contour with the wrong winding. In other words, your FCP preview may not be what shows up with som...
by vanisaac
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Specification
Topic: Creating a Opentype font for Brahmi
Replies: 6
Views: 6439

Re: Creating a Opentype font for Brahmi

No. Uniscribe is the native windows OpenType feature engine, and it only recognizes and implements specific features for specific scripts and code points. It makes creating Arabic fonts really easy, because you don't have to program in all the logic of when you have initial/medial/final forms, you j...
by vanisaac
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Specification
Topic: Creating a Opentype font for Brahmi
Replies: 6
Views: 6439

Re: Creating a Opentype font for Brahmi

Bikkhu, the SMP is the Supplementary Multilingual Plane. Every five digit code point starting with "1" is in the SMP, which is why it is also often called "plane 1". There is also a Supplementary Ideographic Plane (SIP) at plane 2, and a Supplementary Special-purpose Plane (SSP) at plane 14 (U+Exxxx...
by vanisaac
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Auto-mapping sequential codepoints to sequential glyphs
Replies: 4
Views: 2894

Re: Auto-mapping sequential codepoints to sequential glyphs

Jamadagni, if you haven't gotten ahold of Unibook - http://unicode.org/unibook/ - I would suggest it. It will work with your regular code points, making a Unicode chart for your proposal. If you need to insert a large number of characters into the text of your proposal, then PUA points are probably ...
by vanisaac
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Help with changing a font
Replies: 2
Views: 3740

Re: Help with changing a font

Open Office and other word processors have the "outline" text formatting, which should do exactly what you want. You can then just print screen, and paste into paint or gimp, or whatever. I think that should do it for you.
by vanisaac
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Auto copy a batch of characters from a font file to another?
Replies: 7
Views: 2890

Re: Auto copy a batch of characters from a font file to anot

1. The reason to use the original font file is that all the name fields, metrics, tables, italic angle, PANOSE, etc. don't have to be generated from scratch. 2. Check the font for a bunch of blue colored postscript names. It could be that a bunch of characters are actually composites that are simply...
by vanisaac
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Auto copy a batch of characters from a font file to another?
Replies: 7
Views: 2890

Re: Auto copy a batch of characters from a font file to anot

Ok, make yourself a brand new font file with the same mapping platforms (check Format:Platforms) and add 30000 glyphs, then try doing the override range thing (I didn't even know about this feature before this conversation). Cut the 1000 selected glyphs from the origin font, then paste special with ...