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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 12, 2003 6:29 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.2.136.49
Replies: 8
Views: 8938

Remove redundant points

After reinstalling the beta again, the validation toolbar is working. Remove redundant points does not remove all redundant points though. I did a test on a hyphen. First a square one: just four points. I selected the top two points, and pressed "A" a couple of times to add points. Remove redundant ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.2.136.49
Replies: 8
Views: 8938

Validation Toolbar

I uninstalled Font Creator, and reinstalled final release 4.0.9.133.49, but still no validation toolbar. Tried with glyph deslected, selected, and in point mode.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 12, 2003 3:35 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Default Leading in Applications
Replies: 6
Views: 8752

VDMX Table

I tried using CACHETT.EXE with a couple of fonts. It threw up an error until I set Font header flag 4 (Instructions may alter advance width). Then it completed without any errors, but the new fonts showed no vdmx table in the list of tables. Nor did the original fonts, nor for that matter did Arial ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:14 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.2.136.49
Replies: 8
Views: 8938

Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.2.136.49

I am spending a little more time on font editing again now, but I have to refresh my memory a bit. Forgive me for asking a few silly questions. Most of the button on the validation toolbar do not seem to work. Have they been implemented yet? I particular I would like to remove redundant points from ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:09 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.1.135.49
Replies: 7
Views: 9364

Dynamic Zoom Tool

Adobe Reader has three tools: zoom in, zoom out, and dynamic zoom. Zoom in can be used to zoom to marquee selected area, which I like, but one could easily manage without it if one had dynamic zoom. It also has zoom to full page, zoom to page width, and zoom to 100% toolbar buttons, which though app...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 09, 2003 6:09 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Default Leading in Applications
Replies: 6
Views: 8752

Default Leading in Applications

I could still find no solution to my earlier question. Anyone know how to use this Windows parameters? Changing type linegap seems to make no difference. I am testing my font in Serif Page Plus 8.05 in Windows ME, or in WordPad. How do I adjust the following parameters to ensure that the default lea...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:30 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Tip of the Day
Replies: 9
Views: 10607

I was going to suggest a few like: Did you know that Fontlab only costs $549? Font Creator can be used to change any character, except Bill Gates Did you know that Fontographer has been reduced to $349? but I thought better of it and deleted my post. I wouldn't like to get a writ from Bill Gates or ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jun 08, 2003 11:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.1.135.49
Replies: 7
Views: 9364

Dynamic Zoom

I have just been playing with Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0

It has a dynamic zoom tool that is a delight to use. Click on any point; drag up to zoom in; drag down to zoom out. It could not be simpler. No need for any other zoom tool
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:21 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: A new forum to announce your fonts
Replies: 5
Views: 6584

Font Forum

Yes. In the Fonts Section, under Specification:

I would suggest "User's Gallery" and would like to broaden the scope slightly to Fonts, Webpages or Graphics.
Almost anything, as long as it was produced with the specific help of Font Creator.

For example:

My font page
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 06, 2003 9:16 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I make a font with identical cases?
Replies: 4
Views: 5130

Small Caps

I would be inclined to use the composites method. This also gives the possibility of creating simulated Small Caps by scaling the lowercase letters down by 70% or so. Adding mappings can be very tedious, especially if you have three platforms. :idea: Something for he Requests and Enhancements thread...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 05, 2003 10:41 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.1.135.49
Replies: 7
Views: 9364

Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.1.135.49

Since the Beta 4.0 Forum is locked. I will post comments here. The search for glyph feature when inserting composites is a useful enhancement, but it suffers from same defect as the normal search function. The default is Postscript Name, then Macintosh mapping (of little use in Unicode fonts), and t...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need font that displays greater than 256 symbols or glyphs
Replies: 8
Views: 9246

I don't understand question 1. Question two is easy. Yes you can insert as many characters as you need upt to 64,000 I believe. Somebody else on the forum was using Font Creator for a Chinese font with 20,000 characters, and requested an enhancement to the program to search for glyphs in the insert ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 03, 2003 3:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need font that displays greater than 256 symbols or glyphs
Replies: 8
Views: 9246

Unicode Fonts

I have never worked with Symbols fonts and didn't know they were limited to 227 characters, though it wouldn't surprise me. I don't know of any disadvantage in using a Unicode font, but you will have to consider what mappings you use very carefully as not all applications support Unicode, but only A...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:06 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need font that displays greater than 256 symbols or glyphs
Replies: 8
Views: 9246

256 Characters is a no problem

Unicode fonts can have very large numbers of characters, thousands in the case of Chinese, Japanase, or Korean CJK fonts. If you want a font with normal A-Z characters, but with lots of extra symbols a Unicode font is best. Take a look at the characters and symbols available in the Unicode standard,...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:28 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Convert scanned typographies to fonts
Replies: 2
Views: 3880

Import of Vector Graphics

I would recommend downlloading Font Creator 4, which supports vector formats. This post by Chris Eilers in response to a similar question may be helpful. A vector import will result in fewer points and smoother curves, However, a bitmap is fine if your font is meant to have rough edges. Font Creator...