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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:05 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: glyph bounding box questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3108

The program calculates the X and Y Maximums and Minimums from the glyphs in your font. As far as I know you can make characters overlap in Word, let alone touch, simply by using fixed line-spacing. If you have designed your symbols with no white space, there shouldn't be any horizontal gaps unless y...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: glyphs in sample bar are too small
Replies: 1
Views: 2287

Yes. Options, Sample, Glyph Width and Glyph Height. This will enlarge the entire sample bar, so small contours can be made to display bigger. The maximum vertical size is 200.

Define a separate font with just the bits you need to use on your sample bar and select that from the Options, Sample menu.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: This Could Be Tough..
Replies: 3
Views: 3981

Font Creator makes fonts for Windows, not for the Mac.

Try using a GIF or PNG with transparency instead of JPG for the text.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: thin and bold fonts line-up problem (no center alignment?)
Replies: 2
Views: 3261

Make sure you have the latest beta version of the program. It is now very easy to create Outline fonts with the Glyph Transformer option. In the transform dialogue you move transformations that you wish to use into the right-hand window, and remove those you don't wish to use. :arrow: Save your font...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Mar 26, 2004 8:41 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: .FON font files
Replies: 1
Views: 3241

No, but then why would one wish too?

In theory, one could use print-screen to make bitmaps of an installed system font, then import those one by one into Font Creator to create a Truetype font, but is hard to see the justification for that.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: symbol font is pale and hard too see on the screen
Replies: 7
Views: 7952

Here is one I did. The Varsity font, a Serif version of University Roman, is thin, and has no bold version. I made a bold version using the glyph transform. This is not nearly heavy enough for a true bold version, but I assume that what you want is just to make your font slightly heavier. http://for...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: symbol font is pale and hard too see on the screen
Replies: 7
Views: 7952

It will be very much a matter of trial and error - mostly error to begin with. Save you font as a copy first. And apply the bold effect, which seems to be very heavy for what you need. There is no undo either, so you have to reopen your font each time until you get it right. When you are happy with ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: symbol font is pale and hard too see on the screen
Replies: 7
Views: 7952

This could be because the font is too spindly, but it more likely because of the lack of hinting information. Font Creator doesn't yet support characer hinting, which adds pixels at small sizes to thicken lines that would otherwise disappear or be just a single pixel. E.g if font scaling would give ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Mar 24, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Verdana and Georgia in the Public Domain?
Replies: 3
Views: 5692

Thanks. I found out last year, but forgot to post back.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Mar 19, 2004 5:11 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Unusual letters like the Greek Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 13041


αβψδεφγηιξκλμνοπ;ρστθωςχυζ
ΑΒΨΔΕΦΓΗΙΞΚΛΜΝΟΠ;ΡΣΤΘΩΣΧΥΖ

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!@#$%^&*()_+

;ςερτυθιοπ[]
;ΣΕΡΤΥΘΙΟΠ{}

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ΖΧΨΩΒΝΜ<>?

Greek rules! But \ is dead on my Greek keyboard.

Unicode Codepoint for PI: U+03C0 : GREEK SMALL LETTER PI
Decimal codepoint 960
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: effects of rotating the fonts on bitmap pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 2303

Trying to build the pattern into the font is really the wrong approach. One should use a postscript, bitmap, or fractal fill in a drawing or DTP program on a plain font.

If the font that has the pattern as part of its outline, it will inevitably be rotated with the font.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Mar 14, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Imported image lacks right hand contour
Replies: 4
Views: 3804

A picture is worth a thousand words. Is this something like what you want to do? Look how it is made from two separate contours. The white arrow shape doesn't exist, but the mind thinks it does. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bpesala/clipboard/Arrow.gif If you can upload the picture to your webspace,...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Mar 13, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Image Import Greatly Improved
Replies: 1
Views: 3739

Image Import Greatly Improved

This is not a feature I have used before in earnest, but it seems to work very much better with the latest beta. If you're trying to produce fonts from scanned images you may like to see the results. I used printscreen to produce a bitmap from a medieval typeface then traced it Font Creator. The bit...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: New font based on existing font - preserve kerning etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 9957

1. I don't know about the Power Point problem. One can enter any Unicode character in Wordpad with Alter codepoint or even in this forum Ħ 2. You can assign the characters to the Private Use Area, which is intended for characters not defined by the Unicode standard. You can find some characters from...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: New font based on existing font - preserve kerning etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 9957

You could work around it with a change of font size.

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{Size=18}H(/size}{size=24}*{/size}

* Paste combining macron here, and replace curly brackets with square brackets to change font size on this forum. Probably easy in Powerpoint, but I don't use it.