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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: glyph not directly available
Replies: 2
Views: 2611

:) Welcome to the world of font editing. If I guess rightly I think you have just started a New Font. If so, no glyphs will be available because you haven't drawn any yet. The blank template just assigns character numbers to each letter. The Blue letters you see in the overview are just for show. Ta...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: New Font for Vietnamese, Pali, and Sanskrit
Replies: 9
Views: 11121

New Font for Vietnamese, Pali, and Sanskrit

Verajja is my latest effort to produce a high quality Unicode font with comprehensive coverage of Latin character sets. It is derived from Bitstream Vera, a font released under the Gnome Project with a generous license agreement. Verajja is a Pali word meaning “a variety of kingdoms or provinces,” ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to make some characters simply 'smaller'
Replies: 3
Views: 2997

This is how to do it. :arrow: Decide how much you need to scale the English characters by. :arrow: Select all of the English characters (they don't have to be in sequence but probably are) :arrow: On the format settings header tab, increase the Units per em value, multipying it by the scale factor y...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyph edit windows is empty
Replies: 1
Views: 1961

Look at the status line at the bottom and the eraser icon on the toolbar. If the eraser icon is greyed out and the status line just says "A" then the glyph has been erased or you haven't created one yet. If the contours are there, perhaps they have been moved accidentally. Zoom out or try the Fit to...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Microsoft Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 3828

I corrected the link to point to the appropriate page. As said before, Word’s autocorrect changes: " to “ or ” and ' to ‘ or ’ Either you need to turn autocorrect off in Word or, as recommended, add the appropriate quote characters to your fonts. Insert Characters, General Punctuation: 8216,8217,822...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Microsoft Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 3828

I corrected the link to point to the appropriate page. As said before, Word’s autocorrect changes: " to “ or ” and ' to ‘ or ’ Either you need to turn autocorrect off in Word or, as recommended, add the appropriate quote characters to your fonts. Insert Characters, General Punctuation: 8216,8217,822...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:20 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: hinting gray scaling legibility
Replies: 4
Views: 11488

Have you seen this thread on hinting? I also came to the conclusion that hinting is not that useful. Adding a greyscale table is almost as good. At very small sizes, greyscale smoothed fonts look much the same as hinted fonts. Where hinted fonts are best seems to be at the widely used sizes between ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Preview glyph alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 2496

Check that the glyph’s left side-bearings are zero, and that the characters have a suitable advance width. (Alter Enter = glyph properties). Or use tools autometrics to calculate suitable metrics for the font.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: keyboard input
Replies: 4
Views: 7309

I find that I can enter just about any Unicode character into Wordpad with Alter Keypad, but it’s not a method I recommend. My preferred method now is to type in Opera Browser, which fully supports Unicode. See my post in this thread and the relevant links for more information. The following are all...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I convert from Unicode to ANSI?
Replies: 2
Views: 6753

I only have Windows ME, so cannot test this, but my best guess is that what you have to do is go to Format, Settings, Ranges, and in the drop down for "Contents and layout" select Version 0. Then below that click on the calculate button which will remove all of the supported Unicode Ranges. Hopefull...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Circle Secrets & Warning Points
Replies: 4
Views: 37989

Re: Making a circle

Get the Union of the two glyphs- This is an octagon .. Voilá a pretty good circle- (it might even be perfect?) Font Creator offers several different ways of working. It’s great to learn from the way that other people solve the same or a similar problem. By using the transform toolbar, and by copyin...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Circle Secrets & Warning Points
Replies: 4
Views: 37989

My suggestion for a quick and painless way to make a circle is to drag one from the Samples toolbar and resize it using the Transformation toolbar. :) Why reinvent the wheel? :lol:
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Removal of Tables by Default
Replies: 6
Views: 4452

Thanks for that information. The only table that had been stripped from the fonts I was editing was the hdmx table. Using the Cachett utility I was able to replace just that table with the command line: cachett <oldfont> <newfont> -thdmx I had to set the font header flag Bit4 "Instructions may alter...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Removal of Tables by Default
Replies: 6
Views: 4452

Removal of Tables by Default

I noticed that on the Options, Font tab that the following tables are removed by default:

LTSH VDMX hdmx, and that by default hdmx is compressed on saving fonts. Obviously the table cannot be compressed if it has been removed. Does Font Creator recreate these tables on saving, or are they obsolete?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Resize a font
Replies: 8
Views: 7067

I think all you need to do is recalculate the Font Metrics.

Format, Settings, Metrics, Calculate.