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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Viewing entire unicode ranges
Replies: 3
Views: 6828

Which version of Font Creator are you using? Version 5 allows you to insert enitre Unicode Ranges easily with all the correct mappings. Glyph data can be copied from other positions, or other fonts, and pasted into those new character positions, as long as the order of the characters is unchanged. S...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Synchronise Typefaces
Replies: 16
Views: 17187

I just discovered through some feedback from someone who installed it, that my Serif Garland font was not switching to italics, but only making an oblique faux font. I tracked this down to a difference in the weight setting between the regular and italic typestyles. The regular typeface had inadvert...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Importing lots of characters
Replies: 4
Views: 5095

@Heian-794, To paste the glyphs into the private use area is no different. Just insert the character range you wish to use as describe above, and paste the glyph data into those new glyphs. By default, the mappings are not copied, just the glyph outlines and metrics. When inserting new glyphs, the w...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Importing lots of characters
Replies: 4
Views: 5095

Mike. I fail to see how this is “A massive amount of work.” Perhaps if you had to draw all the glyphs by hand it would be, but just copying and pasting the glyphs is a matter of seconds for each typeface. I saw your earlier post on this, but declined to respond, thinking it would take me longer to e...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Doesn't seem intuitive to me
Replies: 4
Views: 7195

Even easier: Select the z and the caron in the overview Copy Open the z caron glyph edit window Paste to create a composite However, there is still the matter of adding mappings, which is done automatically when using the insert characters feature. The above copy and paste method will work with any ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Loss of Clarity of Fonts
Replies: 6
Views: 10546

It is probably lack of hinting that is the cause of the loss of clarity. Adding grayscale tables (GASP) may help. Look at another font like Times New Roman to get suitable values to add. See this other thread for a discussion on Hinting of Both Flavours (Automatic and Manual hinting). Font Creator d...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: ASCII 158 shows OK in Font Creator, but not in Excel
Replies: 14
Views: 15587

We all have to start somewhere. Try reading the manual and the help file, or do what I do when learning a new program, just look at all the menus to see what they do.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Oversize Font Problem - Not Printing!
Replies: 8
Views: 7925

What you have already is about the best possible option: an 8 colour GIF image. There is no way that you will get a decent result with a vector image or font with a complex image like that. Just save two or three diffierent resolutions to use the image at different sizes. If you resize it before try...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: ASCII 158 shows OK in Font Creator, but not in Excel
Replies: 14
Views: 15587

Yes, you can abuse the mappings in this way if you want. No problem. Just remap the Z caron to whatever you wish. Rather than using @ though, I would recommend you look for another pair of alpha characters that you can do without in your font such as Œ and œ then applications can still switch case, ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Oversize Font Problem - Not Printing!
Replies: 8
Views: 7925

This forum is only for help with Font Creator. If you don't know what a Windows Meta file (WMF) is, you should sign up to a general PC Help forum like PC Advisor. If you post a link to the graphic image you're trying ti import, we might be able to see what the problem is. The recommended image dimen...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Oversize Font Problem - Not Printing!
Replies: 8
Views: 7925

It seems like you're really stretching the limits of what Truetype fonts were designed to do. Is there any good reason why you need the design as a font instead of using a Windows Meta File? It seems like you are making an aweful lot of unnecessary work for yourself. It must take ages to import. The...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Microsoft Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 3699

Recommended Glyphs

It is recommended to add characters for smart quotes.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: ASCII 158 shows OK in Font Creator, but not in Excel
Replies: 14
Views: 15587

I suspect that you might be able to see the Ůů in Excel because they are mapped to valid characters. The Žž are mapped to control characters, which is perhaps why they are not displaying in Excel. Try deleting the incorrect mappings for all characters, and leave only the correct Unicode Mappings. In...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Doesn't seem intuitive to me
Replies: 4
Views: 7195

If I recall correctly one could do something like that in Fontographer, but there is an easier way in Font Creator called Complete Composites. The reason it doesn't work is because the š caron from which you're trying to copy the caron accent is a composite. If you right-click on the caron accent, y...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Renaming the Unicode names for glyphs
Replies: 4
Views: 5015

It is possible by hacking the "UnicodeData.txt" file in the Font Creator Unicode directory. Whether this is advisable or not, I have no idea. It doesn't change the Postscript name, just the glyph mapping name.