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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Changing a bold TTF to a non-bold TTF
Replies: 1
Views: 2380

Without seeing the font, I wouldn't be able to say how well it will work. The glyph transform feature will make a lighter version of a regular font, but bold fonts usually have thick and thin strokes. In this case the thin strokes might disappear or cross over before the thick strokes were thin enou...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: SFP FONT
Replies: 2
Views: 6219

I found this software with a quick Google search:

TTFtoSFP

and

Striker

There may be other similar products.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Sizing Ratios / Proper Proportions
Replies: 4
Views: 4053

You can resize proportionally by holding down the shift key while dragging the corner handle with the mouse. The Transformation toolbar allows you to resize, reposition, scale, etc., with great precision. Worth learning how to use it. Enter the finished size in funits, select a corner or the centre ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Synchronise Typefaces
Replies: 16
Views: 17116

Synchronise Typefaces

When working on four typestyles of a font, it would be useful to have some way of synchronising the overviews so that the same glyphs from each typestyle are displayed in tiled windows. One way to do this is with bookmarks. Currently, go to bookmark works for the current window. With a synchronise o...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Help with Composite Glyphs
Replies: 7
Views: 6135

The article is too much for me to take on board. We do not need to concern ourselves with how Greeks or classical scholars want to write Greek. All we need to decide is how best to compose the composite glyphs - whether with small iota (953) following like Gentium, or with prosgegrammeni accent (890...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:03 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Help with Composite Glyphs
Replies: 7
Views: 6135

Thanks for the feedback. With a little more effort, we can get this right. :arrow: I edited my post to include the missing characters: 8151-8155 :arrow: I agree it is better to use the combined accents where they exist. It would make positioning easier. I thought I had used only Greek extended accen...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jan 16, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Version 5 Features
Replies: 5
Views: 6870

I add my vote to the request for launching different external programs, but have you checked out the new Insert Character feature? If you choose a font such as MS Arial Unicode, this will serve as a built-in character map. One as yet undocumented tip for inserting a range of characters: :arrow: Doub...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Thickness
Replies: 1
Views: 2480

You can make letters bolder with the Glyph Transformer. Tools, Glyph Transformer, Effects, Bold. Save your font before using Transform as there is no undo for this feature. Close and reopen the font without saving if the effect is not right, and adjust the parameters for the effect to try again. You...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jan 15, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Help with Composite Glyphs
Replies: 7
Views: 6135

Compose Composites Data File Update

Erwin has posted my updated version of CompositeData.xml for those who need to complete composites for the Extended Greek character set. Make a backup copy of the existing CompositeData.xml file, and save this update to your <install directory\Composites\ folder. Your font will need to contain the b...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Help with Composite Glyphs
Replies: 7
Views: 6135

The Greek Extended data for CompositesData.xml has not been added yet. I was hoping someone else with knowledge of Greek would do it. I didn't give it much thought to be honest, assuming that few if any users would need it. I needed some of the Latin Extended Additional characters myself, so I thoug...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My first handwriting font
Replies: 4
Views: 6682

The size for the scanned image recommended in the help file is 100 to 500 pixels. If you scanned at only 300 dpi the original image would need to be about 1" high, but normal handwriting is usually much smaller. I scanned some typical handwriting at 1200 dpi and got an image that was only 240 pixels...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Automatic Calculation of Unicode Character Ranges
Replies: 4
Views: 7771

Perhaps this check and others could be tied in to the Font Validation Wizard?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to change the "bump size"?
Replies: 1
Views: 2304

Hold down the control key while using the arrow keys.

Check out the Transformation toolbar too. It can be used to move and resize contours and move nodes with pixel precision.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Kerning isn't working
Replies: 10
Views: 7470

How are you adding the circles? The way I did it was to use composites to create Enclosed Alphanumerics. Since all of the symbols use the same large white circle, they are all the same width (2048 funits), and do not require kerning. Font Creator 5 will add these symbols to your font automatically a...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Degree of Darkness
Replies: 4
Views: 3070

You can have any colour you like, as long as it is black.