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by vanisaac
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: × Mirror diagonal
Replies: 1
Views: 1586

× Mirror diagonal

One last idea that I came up with is expanding the mirror function to allow mirroring diagonally, across either a guideline, or a diagonal drawn through two specified points. This would require two radio buttons, the first with a single field for indicating the guideline about which to mirror (see h...
by vanisaac
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Position to guideline
Replies: 8
Views: 5510

Re: Position to guideline

A second idea is to have a check-box under the radio buttons on the Transform:Size, Skew, Rotation, and Scale tabs labeled X, Y that replaces the 3x3 radio buttons with X and Y position boxes that would allow you to size, skew, rotate, and scale in reference to a point not at the middle or center of...
by vanisaac
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Position to guideline
Replies: 8
Views: 5510

Position to guideline

In the spirit of crazy ideas that I come up with, I guess I should put out this one: It would be handy to be able to move a point vertically or horizontally to a guideline, or to the intersection of two guidelines, with the transform toolbar. This would require allowing non-funit values in the Trans...
by vanisaac
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Specification
Topic: Announcing the Unicode Standard, Version 6.1
Replies: 1
Views: 3077

Re: Announcing the Unicode Standard, Version 6.1

Note that the emoji-style variation sequences are mostly for those characters that were included in previous versions of the Unicode Standard, and were unified with the emoji repertoire. Characters added specifically as emoji characters - including all the emoticons and Plane 1 symbols and pictograp...
by vanisaac
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Advice on SVG to TTF conversions (already googled)
Replies: 8
Views: 7924

Re: Advice on SVG to TTF conversions (already googled)

I usually just draw an octagon with all the points set to X or Y = 0 or 1000, then rotate about the middle 45 degrees, and repeat until the points all lie on the 0/1000 lines, no matter how I rotate them. Then you just change all the points to off-curve, and you have a very good circle in not much t...
by vanisaac
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Emoji
Replies: 49
Views: 43709

Re: Emoji

Just to add a bit of context for those unfamiliar with the history of emoji and the Unicode encoding thereof, this proposal by Peter Edberg (of Apple computers) is to allow the specification of emoji presentation styles for characters that were not encoded as emoji, but rather as regular compatibili...
by vanisaac
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Weight of Regular and Bold
Replies: 2
Views: 3169

Re: Weight of Regular and Bold

I think the only thing it is safe to expect when you hit the "bold" button is that the result will be heavier than the "unbold" option. Many fonts do not have explicit bold faces, so you are often just getting a generated heavier face. It's great that you are going to all this work to make different...
by vanisaac
Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Problem adding a glyph
Replies: 12
Views: 4897

Re: Problem adding a glyph

How many fonts do you have on your system?
by vanisaac
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to substitute a glyph when two characters are written
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

Re: How to substitute a glyph when two characters are writte

This requires advanced features like OpenType, Apple Advanced Typography, or Graphite control. Microsoft Typography has fairly extensive documentation on how to make OpenType Arabic fonts in the MS Visual OpenType Layout Tool (MS VOLT), and Graphite is pretty easy to program (available from SIL, int...
by vanisaac
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Right hand side bearing changes
Replies: 5
Views: 3803

Re: Right hand side bearing changes

I know what you're talking about, as I can remember it happening before, but I can't seem to reproduce it in FCP 6.5. What version are you using, and have you tried downloading the latest version?
by vanisaac
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Newbie question about font modification
Replies: 6
Views: 3288

Re: Newbie question about font modification

Does this constitute a request for the feature "scale each contour independently"?
by vanisaac
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Font Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Re: Font Identification

It appears embroidered, so it may be impossible to find anything but an approximate match. However, that is a task best left to people with a vastly different skill set than I... Best of luck.
by vanisaac
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Localizable Sentences Experiment font support
Replies: 109
Views: 71240

Re: Localizable Sentences Experiment font support

For example, please consider the Thank you for visiting sign in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as featured in Google Streetview, that I mentioned in an earlier post in this thread. http://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?p=16058#p16058 That sign has localizations into several other languag...
by vanisaac
Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Localizable Sentences Experiment font support
Replies: 109
Views: 71240

Re: Localizable Sentences Experiment font support

Ok. What makes you think that this is preferable to other localization schemes? To which other systems that do the same task are you referring please? Are you honestly saying that you know of no other means of translating from one language to another? It requires billions of people around the world...
by vanisaac
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Localizable Sentences Experiment font support
Replies: 109
Views: 71240

Re: Localizable Sentences Experiment font support

This research is essentially interdisciplinary. It involves Infromation and Communications Technology, it involves linguistics and it involves graphic design. Also, it needs specialist involvement from experts in the particular aspect of application. For example, I have devised some sentences about...