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by Joop Jagers
Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Cursor is in the middle of my new glyph.
Replies: 2
Views: 3291

Another cause of the problem might be the presence of the LTSH table. If a glyph is added to the font this table should either be updated (which FC cannot do) or deleted. If an LSTH table has incorrect values the added characters will space unpredictably.
by Joop Jagers
Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:31 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Save TTF as Bold Only Version
Replies: 5
Views: 5612

Give your font a new name (say, Arial Bold only) and save it under a new file name. Make sure the font is marked as Bold. If not, Word will use its own mechanism to make it even bolder when you apply the Bold attribute to the font.
by Joop Jagers
Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:36 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: cachett as a plugin for the Font Creator Program
Replies: 5
Views: 6508

vanisaac wrote: And his name is Erwin, not Edwin.
You're sooo right... :oops:
by Joop Jagers
Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:45 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: cachett as a plugin for the Font Creator Program
Replies: 5
Views: 6508

Perhaps it's useful to explain the purpose of these tables. If I'm correct they are not vitally important. A font can work properly even if none of these tables is present. Yet they are certainly useful, because they reduce the workload of the rasterizer. When a text is written to the screen the ras...
by Joop Jagers
Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to combine glyphs together?
Replies: 6
Views: 6906

No doubt you're right. Microsoft's most recent font, Tahoma of XP Service Pack #1, still has a number of glyphs with intersecting contours, but far less than Arial.
by Joop Jagers
Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:11 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to combine glyphs together?
Replies: 6
Views: 6906

As far as I know this is true for both simple and composite glyphs, which is why FC flags both of them. You'll notice in professionally made fonts that glyphs with overlapping components (like c cedilla), which could be made quite simply in a composite glyph, are in fact simple glyphs *without* inte...
by Joop Jagers
Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to combine glyphs together?
Replies: 6
Views: 6906

Yes, just copy a horizontal line from another glyph and paste it on top of the D. But please note that intersecting contours are non compliant with True Type specifications. That's why they are reported as errors by Font Creator. This doesn't mean that this kind of glyphs don't work properly. They d...
by Joop Jagers
Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:47 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Changing the proportion of width and height
Replies: 3
Views: 4323

The workaround doesn't change the proportions of the glyphs. It changes their height *and* width. As far as I know there's no way to change only the height or only the width of all glypohs in a font at the same time.
by Joop Jagers
Tue Oct 28, 2003 3:33 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: "save as" command not available
Replies: 2
Views: 3545

Perhaps you're trying to save the font to the WINDOWS/FONTS folder. Try saving to a different folder.
by Joop Jagers
Mon Oct 06, 2003 4:08 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: MS OFFICE XP and UNICODE
Replies: 10
Views: 26872

Mike, thanks for keeping me posted. Well, apparently that's the way Microsoft treats her customers. First, they deny there's a problem. Then they say it's someone else's fault. When proven wrong they maintain an eardeafening silence. In my view the most sensible thing to do is finding another locati...
by Joop Jagers
Fri Sep 26, 2003 11:00 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: MS OFFICE XP and UNICODE
Replies: 10
Views: 26872

Mike, Could you keep me posted on this subject and MS Support's reaction? Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator has severe limitations in creating dead key sequences. The trouble is that these limitations *don't* show when testing the keyboard within KLC; only after compiling and installing the keyboard...
by Joop Jagers
Wed Sep 24, 2003 6:56 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: MS OFFICE XP and UNICODE
Replies: 10
Views: 26872

I was partly wrong: Microsoft apparently *did* document its use of PUA. I found this site
http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page ... orUseOfPUA
which provides a quick overview of the ares used by Microsoft and links to Microsoft pages.
by Joop Jagers
Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: MS OFFICE XP and UNICODE
Replies: 10
Views: 26872

I'm quite sure there's nothing wrong with the font. I'm afraid it's a Microsoft Word issue. I have the same problem after using Microsoft's program to create a keyboard. Apparently the programmers of Word usurpate the Private Use Area for their own purposes (they'd better check the meaning of 'priva...
by Joop Jagers
Tue Jul 08, 2003 10:09 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keeping Hinting Information
Replies: 6
Views: 8240

I mean a list of Unicode code points assigned to glyphs within the font, preferably together with the glyph's number in the font.

You're right on the other issue: this is only true when copying within the font.
by Joop Jagers
Tue Jul 08, 2003 6:48 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keeping Hinting Information
Replies: 6
Views: 8240

Two remarks:

- When you copy and paste a complete glyph (or a number of glyphs) hinting is preserved.
- As an alternative to glyph sorting it would be a nice feature if FC could produce a list of characters present in a font. This would make comparison even easier.