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by Psymon
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Help with ligatures, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 22661

Re: Help with ligatures, etc.

It worked for me. The side-bearings can be set with the Glyph Properties Toolbar (F3) or by dragging the right side-bearing. Complete Composites should create the correct side-bearing based on the existing bearings for ff - st etc. Oh, interesting, that did resolve the problem (either method), alth...
by Psymon
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Help with ligatures, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 22661

Re: Help with ligatures, etc.

Okay, this is weird. Remember when you had me do this?... If you have the Pro version, use the Glyph Transformation script for "Ligature Collection." If not, just paste this into the Insert Characters dialogue: $EEC5, $EEC8-$EED0, $EED9-$EEDC, $FB00-$FB06 (61125, 61128-61136, 61145-61148, 64256-6426...
by Psymon
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Help with ligatures, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 22661

Re: Help with ligatures, etc.

Yes I agree that MS Word is not a good solution but one must be realistic, more than 90% of the people using your fonts will be using them with MS Word. I think 90% of those users out there probably don't even know what a "serif" is, let alone what "opentype features" are -- heck, even I am only no...
by Psymon
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Help with ligatures, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 22661

Re: Help with ligatures, etc.

MikeW wrote:rr would go under discretionary ligatures as one would not expect it when typical ligatures was turned on.
Makes sense to me -- thanks. ;)
by Psymon
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Help with ligatures, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 22661

Re: Help with ligatures, etc.

I don't have MS Unicode on my system. I thought it was installed by default for many users, but apparently no longer. There are many others that are free. Junicode has good coverage of Medieval ligatures. Re MS Unicode, while searching for it earlier I think I read that it comes installed with cert...
by Psymon
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Help with ligatures, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 22661

Re: Help with ligatures, etc.

There is nothing there, because your font has no OpenType features yet. You can click the "Code Editor" button at the bottom, and you'll be asked if you want common OpenType features. That might be a good way to start experimenting with it. Aha, indeed -- that's definitely a start (as you say)! Now...
by Psymon
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Help with ligatures, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 22661

Re: Help with ligatures, etc.

You can enter the magical world of OpenType layout features through the OpenType Designer. On the main menu select Font, and then click OpenType Designer. Oh. Um, okay, but when I go in there, it says... Scripts (0) Features (0) Lookups (0) I don't see any list of items like you showed me in your s...
by Psymon
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Help with ligatures, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 22661

Re: Help with ligatures, etc.

Add a new substitution to a lookup <snip> I have no idea where you're seeing these screenshots -- is this supposed to be in that Glyph Transformer thing? Because it's not in mine (I just downloaded v. 10 last night). I'll reply to your previous reply shortly -- I just woke up from a nap and badly n...
by Psymon
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Help with ligatures, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 22661

Re: Help with ligatures, etc.

Thank you, Bhikkhu, for such a fast reply! :) The Insert Character dialog lets you use a display font. This should be one like MS Unicode that contains as many mapped characters as possible so that you can choose them visually without knowing the code-points. The glyph outlines are not inserted. New...
by Psymon
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Help with ligatures, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 22661

Help with ligatures, etc.

Hey, folks! I feel like such a moron! On the one hand, I know WAY more about type design than the average non-typophile, and yet compared to most type designers out there I feel like I know next to nothing at all. :( About 15 years ago, I started designing a blackletter font in Fontographer -- which...
by Psymon
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Kerning Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 12384

Re: Kerning Issues

Wow, thank you, Bhikkhu! Looks like I have my work cut out for me. I was new to this using Fontographer a decade ago, and I'm still new to this a decade later (I basically just put aside all font stuff during those intervening years!). In any case it would seem that I pretty well need to start almos...
by Psymon
Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Kerning Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 12384

Re: Kerning Issues

Thanks for the reply, Van! Um, with the issue you pointed out (along with the example you showed), which font were you using? The first/old font I created I pretty well manually kerned completely, but the second/new one was mainly just auto-kerned. I still don't understand why the old font (created ...
by Psymon
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Kerning Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 12384

Re: Kerning Issues

Hmm... it would seem that I can only upload one attachment here, so I zipped up both the old and new versions of my font into one zip file and attached that. "Falsum" is the original font that I created back in 2001, using Fontographer, and which I'd kerned and everything to my reasonable satisfacti...
by Psymon
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Kerning Issues
Replies: 18
Views: 12384

Re: Kerning Issues

I'm having the same sort of problem as the initial poster here, except that nothing that I've tried, nor the help files, or any of the suggestions that people have made here in this thread, seems to be helping me at all. Basically, I have a font that just refuses to kern at all! I'm using FontCreato...