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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Which Glyphs to Include in a Unicode Font?
Replies: 2
Views: 4218

Which Glyphs to Include in a Unicode Font?

If I start a new Unicode font, the program creates a blank template, which looks like it the WGL4 character set. It has 653 glyphs. I am contemplating creating a new font using Bitstream's Goudy font as a starting point, and submitting it to them. The reason being that they don't sell a Unicode vers...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Creating diacritical marks at different vertical positions?
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

Dick, if you use spacing modifier acute accent 02CA (Alter 714) then you do get aˊ , however, if you use combining diacritical mark acute accent 0301 (Alter 769) then you get á . The software should make the necessary vertical adjustment Á which it does in Wordpad, but not here apparently, and not...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:07 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Creating diacritical marks at different vertical positions?
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

I don't have Word, but this is what I get in Wordpad, and it seems to be the same with any font. I entered characters from the Numeric keypad, which is what the numbers refer to. I think it is best to design the Gaelic font so that you have the composite characters with diacritics, then you can type...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Creating diacritical marks at different vertical positions?
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

You added a full-stiop in the address Take a look at any standard Windows font. You will see that caps and lowercase use the same diacritic positioned differently to suit the base character. The lowercase i accented characters must use dotless ı (dec 305) instead of regular i. Gaelic seems to use a...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Nodes in 4.5
Replies: 2
Views: 2647

I don't see this problem. Only thing I can think of is that you turned on snap to grid by mistake.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Changing the font size
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

I think the recommended size is about 300 pixels not 300 dpi. The image will only be large enough if the letter that you scan is 1" high. For regular 12 point text, which is 1/6" high at most, you would need to scan it at 1800 dpi to get a 300 pixel high image. After importing the image, Font Creato...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Two updated fonts - One is working, one is not - Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 4029

See this thread

Your problem sounds very much like this one.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: 11pt type bigger than 12pt type... especially on my macs
Replies: 1
Views: 3762

What values are you using for WinAscent and WinDescent? If you can post a font, perhaps someone can see which values are wrong. TypoAscender The typographic ascender for this font. Remember that this is not the same as the Ascender value in the Header tab, which Apple defines in a far different mann...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Make Simple Button
Replies: 3
Views: 2852

It reduces a composite character like é to its elements of e and ´
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:34 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Changing Key assignments for an Existing Font
Replies: 2
Views: 2741

Though it would be possible to remap the characters in Font Creator, what would happen if you needed to exchange documents with others? For example, if you remapped ABC to abc, and remapped abc to ABC, then everything you typed in lowercase would be in capitals for anyone using the unmodified font. ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Oct 10, 2004 7:46 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Adding new characters to a family
Replies: 2
Views: 3323

By using "paste special" you can copy the mappings (and choose to replace existing mappings if they already exist) and postscript names. The composites will become simple glyphs, using the same outlines as the font you copied from, e.g. regular glyphs if copied into an italic font. You will need to ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Making custom font styles?
Replies: 3
Views: 3317

Not sure about the first question, but you can adjust the parameters for glyph transform bold to suit the font. The default values may be totally unsuitable for a script font with slender stems.

There is no undo, so the only way is to close and reopen the font, adjust the values, and retry.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: No Unicode shown in Overview Headers.
Replies: 5
Views: 3524

A keyboard macro program can help quite a bit for this sort of repetitive task. I'm not aware of any method built into the program, though scripting is on the to do list.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Oct 07, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: No Unicode shown in Overview Headers.
Replies: 5
Views: 3524

If the mapping is "Microsoft Unicode BMP only" the captions will not be displayed if the option "Unicode mappings" is selected, but only if "Microsoft mappings" is selected. To show with "Unicode Mappings" selected, the font must have a "Unicode semantics" platform mapping.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Assigning a signature to a key?
Replies: 5
Views: 4045

It is not difficult to do, but there are several things to consider. Which font will you add the signature to? If you usually use Times New Roman to write letters, it makes sense to add it to that font. How big is your normal signature? If it is much bigger than the normal capital letters, you may h...