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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Nov 15, 2003 6:51 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: copying part of a shape and joining contours
Replies: 1
Views: 2702

Yes. I had the same problem at first. Erwin is working on a weld feature, but it might take some time to complete. To make a "t " for example, instead of combining | with - one needs to combine - | - that makes it much easier. It is very useful to reuse bits of letters with other letters, e.g. to cu...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:30 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Changing the proportion of width and height
Replies: 3
Views: 4236

The transformation tool should do the job well enough, but the glyphs have to be resized one by one to make them all, say, 80% of the width. A keyboard macro program could be used to speed up the process.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Oct 31, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to create a 1x2mm Glyph? (How to calculate the points)
Replies: 5
Views: 5485

That's why I suggested an empirical approach. It is so much easier.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:09 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to create a 1x2mm Glyph? (How to calculate the points)
Replies: 5
Views: 5485

I would suggest an empirical approach

Just create your rectangular glyph at an abitrary size. Install the font, and print it from Word at 120 points. Measure the result, and scale it down or up as appropriate. Font creator allows very precise measurements using guidelines or node co-ordinates. This way you won't have to alter any settin...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Oct 20, 2003 6:40 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: NEW FONT / SPECIAL CHARATERS
Replies: 2
Views: 3815

Try to reuse some elements from your existing font. For example @ is just a circle with lowercase a. Learn to join and split contours. If you created the comma, then you already have the elements for ; and the quotation marks (don't forget these otherwise your font really looks amateurish). To get t...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:29 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Mapping new Glyphs above the 654 in default Creator font
Replies: 5
Views: 6797

Latin Extended Character Sets

The characters from 0604 to 060B in the Arabic character set are <reserved>, (for future extensions of Unicode I suppose). That may be why you cannot get them to work. All of Latin Extended A and B are fully functional. I also use a lot from Latin Extended Additional. Download Babel Map to see the f...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:55 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Mapping new Glyphs above the 654 in default Creator font
Replies: 5
Views: 6797

Unicode Ranges

Try this:

Format, Settings, Ranges, Contents and Layout (Version 1)

Then click the Edit button to assign Unicode Ranges used by your font. Check the box for Arabic.

Maybe you need to add the Arabic code page too - I'm not sure about that.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:13 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to adjust the size of font samples in MS Word?
Replies: 2
Views: 5933

This forum is only for help with the Font Creator Program. You are much more likely to find an answer to this question on a general PC forum. Try the PC Advisor Forum which has well over 100,000 registered members and is very active. You will need t register your email address first before posting a...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:57 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I get past the 653 Glyph default limit
Replies: 2
Views: 3961

All you need to do is choose Insert Glyphs from the Insert menu to add as many glyphs as you need, or click the Insert glyph button on the standard toolbar to insert one at a time wherever you want.

After inserting a glyph, you need to map it to a suitable Unicode value.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:51 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Program v4.0.5 (v4.0.5.145)
Replies: 0
Views: 3395

Font Creator Program v4.0.5 (v4.0.5.145)

What is new: • Paste support for composite glyphs - Neat. Might find a use for it. • Show selected glyphs in the Preview toolbar - Useful • Improved the Paste Special feature - Extremely useful, a major plus • Improved the way to enter negative values - A useful detail • New sho...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Sep 19, 2003 7:45 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: bold and italic
Replies: 6
Views: 6944

That still didn't tell me what I wanted to know. So fare with all of mine they do look good but the change in them isn't much. so can you please tell me how to change the settings for this rather then tell me it's not good? :? I already answered your question: "These false fonts ... rarely look ver...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Sep 11, 2003 6:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Overall size of a font
Replies: 1
Views: 3220

Yes it is quite easy when you know how

Look at my post and also follow the link to Vanisac's post. Changing units/em values without resizing fonts It is possible to retain hinting information by copying and pasting within the same font. If your font contains composites, don't select them when copying as they will be converted to simple g...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Sep 11, 2003 5:33 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: bold and italic
Replies: 6
Views: 6944

Faux Fonts

When a font does not have an italic or bold variant, Windows will cheat. These false fonts can create some problems when making PDF files, and rarely look very good. The only way is to create a proper bold or italic version.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:43 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: changing a letters into numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 3729

Nothing :)