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by vanisaac
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Construction "background"
Replies: 2
Views: 2094

Construction "background"

I would also like to explore a feature to make a "construction background" where you are able to arrange shapes into position, then move them into the background to serve as a construction template for drawing a character, with the control points visible, with the option of snapping to the backgroun...
by vanisaac
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Double Point feature
Replies: 10
Views: 4814

Double Point feature

Might as well get these ideas out so that others can chime in. I'd like to see a right-click option for off-curve points that would do the following: 1. if a point adjacent to the selected off-curve point is another off-curve, add an on-curve point at the midpoint between the two off curve points. 2...
by vanisaac
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Problem with kerning for Hebrew fonts in Word
Replies: 19
Views: 8843

Re: Problem with kerning for Hebrew fonts in Word

There's even a kern2volt executable that they have available in the VOLT supplemental files. Visit http://www.microsoft.com/typography/VOLT.mspx to download the latest copy.
by vanisaac
Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Format 14 cmap subtable
Replies: 27
Views: 13518

Re: Format 14 cmap subtable

Does Apple support the format 10 subtable?
by vanisaac
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Format 14 cmap subtable
Replies: 27
Views: 13518

Re: Format 14 cmap subtable

It supports all formats (format 0, 2, 4, 6, and 12) that are used by Windows for the purpose of the mapping of character codes to the glyph index values used in a font. Format 14 is a special format as it specifies the Unicode Variation Sequences (UVSes) supported by a font. I was wondering specifi...
by vanisaac
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Format 14 cmap subtable
Replies: 27
Views: 13518

Re: Format 14 cmap subtable

So what Cmap subtable formats does FCP support?

PS, if anyone needs to add a format 14 subtable to one of their fonts, send me a private message - I think I've found a tool that can do it.
by vanisaac
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: How to type the symbols that are not on the keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 2026

Re: How to type the symbols that are not on the keyboard

Modern Windows users actually have a kind of neat option of a Unicode Input Method Editor that is already installed on your computer. You just have to enable it in your language taskbar and go. More detail at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive ... 19117.aspx
by vanisaac
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: How is the Font Picture Generated
Replies: 11
Views: 5192

Re: How is the Font Picture Generated

You do not turn on font hinting, hinting is added to a font. It is an incredibly complex process by which a designer actually programs the computer to alter the shape of the font outline. Let me repeat, you cannot turn on font hinting. That's not what it is. You have to program it. Bikkhu already me...
by vanisaac
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Insert a new character in Traditional Arabic font
Replies: 3
Views: 4133

Re: Insert a new character in Traditional Arabic font

I know that Microsoft typography has some information on using VOLT to add all the right OpenType tables for different scripts, and that their Arabic info is probably the most extensive. I've never made an Arabic font, so I only know what I've been told, but getting proper contextual forms to select...
by vanisaac
Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font Creator 5.0
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

Re: Font Creator 5.0

Email your registration to Erwin, and he'll provide you with a link to the latest version covered by your license.
by vanisaac
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Insert a new character in Traditional Arabic font
Replies: 3
Views: 4133

Re: Insert a new character in Traditional Arabic font

This is one of those times when you need to be able to access the OpenType features of the font. Specifically, you need to be able to perform a substitution where Ghaa.iso -> Ghaa.init, Ghaa.iso->Ghaa.medi, and Ghaa.iso->Ghaa.fina are each bound to the OpenType features <init>, <medi>, and <fina> in...
by vanisaac
Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [NO BUG] Automatic mappings
Replies: 3
Views: 2739

Re: Automatic mappings

No, the font contains only the two mapped glyphs, and two other glyphs that are accessed via OpenType substitution (with VOLT). I made this font to test the TTX program that transforms TTF fonts to and from an XML font format. I was just concerned that it might be an unexpected behavior - it certain...
by vanisaac
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: copyrights
Replies: 17
Views: 9959

Re: copyrights

There are two questions here - is producing and selling a look-alike font produced partly by Scanahand or Adobe Illustrator illegal by US Copyright Laws as interpreted by the courts, and/or is it immoral/unethical. I think the courts have decided so far that it is not illegal. I think it is unethic...
by vanisaac
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Saving OTF Fonts
Replies: 7
Views: 3648

Re: Saving OTF Fonts

FCP doesn't strip the OpenType tables from the font, so unless you change Postscript names, the order of glyphs, or other such, I can't imagine any problem cropping up.
by vanisaac
Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Two Arabic characters connected together
Replies: 7
Views: 7157

Re: Two Arabic characters connected together

Afternoon Vanisaac and thank you very much for your prompt reply. I am very sorry for this late reply, I just came back from my holidays- Eid celebration. Ok, your explanation sounds well to me, but what is the right mapping in the font. I cannot put all the mappings (0644064e200d0627) for a charac...