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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font Creator 4.5 Feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 2142

Font Creator 4.5 Feedback

Improved guideline support makes it possible to lock guidelines. That's useful. Create guidelines (g) from a single selected nodes creates orthogonal guides at that point, which may also prove useful. I like the new option to calculate Unicode Ranges and Code Pages. That saves a lot of time and elim...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: AutoCad Fonts
Replies: 1
Views: 2277

Export each character as a bitmap, and let Font Creator trace the outline.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:44 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Make optimal use of fonts in Microsoft Word
Replies: 3
Views: 16173

To insert Unicode characters in programs other than Word one can use the freeware program Babelmap. This is very similar in function to character map, but supports the entire Unicode range, and has useful search functions to find the character that you need.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Making Unicode Work
Replies: 5
Views: 9961

Hebrew characters seem to be limited to just two character sets: Hebrew, and Alpahbetic Presenation Forms. Babel Map is a Unicode character map utility that will let you search for a glyph by its postscript name. You can find a full listing of names in C:\Program Files\High-Logic\Font Creator Progra...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Making Unicode Work
Replies: 5
Views: 9961

Yes. AFAIK this will not cause any problems. I used dual mappings on some of my Unicode hybrid fonts for backward compatibility with my earlier ANSI fonts. Pali ā was mapped to both 0257 and to 0230 æ for example. One could type either character in Windows to get ā.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Problem - Limitation of the program?
Replies: 3
Views: 2696

1. An open contour is no use in a font. Since a line has zero width it will neither display nor print. What you need is two contours, going in reverse directions. 2. Joining contours is easy when you understand point 1. For example to make Ø, instead of trying to join O and / you need to split the i...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: VERY simple fonts...?
Replies: 6
Views: 4774

Make sure that you have the latest version of the program from the announcments forum. The option is on the import image dialogue box.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: VERY simple fonts...?
Replies: 6
Views: 4774

I think if you select the "Import Mode, Pixel" setting rather than "Trace" when importing the scanned images into font creator, it will trace the pixels precisely. You can scale the font to normal size in Font Creator so that it is much like any other font. The text feature in your program presumabl...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:19 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Can't get composite glyphs to work...
Replies: 7
Views: 5543

No, the Myanmar font is not monospaced. The vowels don't need to be centred over the consonants - usually they are centred over or under the right half. myanmar2.png To get around the problem of different combinations, Myanmar has several forms of the same letter, for combining with different vowels...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Can't get composite glyphs to work...
Replies: 7
Views: 5543

Just thinking about right to left scripts makes me confused :? so forgive me for explaining in terms of left to right scripts. I expect you can reverse the logic easily enough. I wouldn't use the Private Use area, although that is technically more correct, because it makes additional work with keybo...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:53 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Bolf font
Replies: 2
Views: 3072

You can save a lot of work by using the glyph transformer, but it won't do the whole job for you. There is no undo when using it, so you have to get the right settings by repeatedly opening the same font and not bothering to save it until you get it right. Each font will need different values to loo...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Newbie Help - font edges
Replies: 2
Views: 2628

When you import the image, try selecting the pixel mode rather than trace mode. If that is not right, try no smoothing.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: help with monosyllabic script
Replies: 2
Views: 3066

Re: help with monosyllabic script

Take a look at other monosyllabic languages like Myanmar to see how they work. From what you say, you may need to use Open Type features (not supported by Font Creator) to create ligatures, but perhaps you can find other ways without that added complexity. The anchor point is at the origin in the gl...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: changing a regular font to italic
Replies: 7
Views: 8192

Glyph Transformer

As well as skew, add the transformation under metrics "Left side-bearing point at x=0"

There are other transformations too, and they are all adjustable.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: changing a regular font to italic
Replies: 7
Views: 8192

I don't think that the Romans invaded Korea. :)