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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Tip of the Day
Replies: 9
Views: 11167

Nudge and Constrain

Nudging I was just going to post a request for changing the option for the nudge distance, but just discovered that by holding down the control key one can nudge by a single font unit. Without the control key, the arrow key alone nudges by ten unitts. This definitely belongs in the Tip of the Day l...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:51 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: The Font Creator Program v4.0.4 (v4.0.4.141)
Replies: 5
Views: 6750

Sorting of Glyphs
I wonder if sorting glyphs for display could not be completely independent of sorting within the font data. After all, that is all that really matters when looking for a glyph in the Overview.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:47 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: The Font Creator Program v4.0.4 (v4.0.4.141)
Replies: 5
Views: 6750

Removing the Zoom-out Tool
Users who don't know about Alter Zoom-in may never learn if you leave the zoom-out tool there. If you remove it, they will soon learn.

New users will not miss what they never had.

Is it possible to add a Pan tool to Control Zoom-in?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:39 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: The Font Creator Program v4.0.4 (v4.0.4.141)
Replies: 5
Views: 6750

I have edited my macros for inserting glyphs into composite glyphs. They are now much easier to edit and to understand. Even without Perfect Keyboard Pro, I exepct you can understand how it works. Macro to Insert Combining Grave Accent <alt>ILP<alt><tab>768<enter><tab><tab><enter> Macro to Insert Co...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:05 am
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Making Contours Symmetrical
Replies: 0
Views: 6764

Making Contours Symmetrical

It is quite quick and easy to make a contour symmetrical by using the mirror tab on the Transformation Toolbar. Here is how I made sure the circumflex accent was perfectly symmetrical. Stage One http://forum.high-logic.com/postedimages/Stage1.jpg Select two nodes and split the contour Stage Two http...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jul 27, 2003 5:27 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Font for teachers
Replies: 17
Views: 51444

Kidprint and Kidprint Bold

I have this pair of fonts on my system from Monotype corporation. I think they were a free download. They have a full range of characters, including Greek and Cyrillic. I expect that you have seen them. Are they not suitable for teaching children to write?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:13 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Using Guidelines to Maintain Symmetry
Replies: 6
Views: 11680

Aligning Accents

Guidelines are essential for aligning accents. I find that I need two for lowercase and two for upper case. In each case (pun not intended) the lower guideline marks the lowest point of any accent, and the top guideline marks the top of the dot accent or diareisis. In italic fonts, a diagonal guidel...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:37 am
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Using Guidelines to Maintain Symmetry
Replies: 6
Views: 11680

Diagonal Guidelines

To create a diagonal guideline, just select two distant points on a diagonal stroke and press G. Then you can move it aside and create another one. Diagonal guidelines are very helpful to make sure that diagonal strokes are even and parallel. I also align the slanting ends of serifs to the diagonal ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:07 am
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Using Guidelines to Maintain Symmetry
Replies: 6
Views: 11680

Joining contours

I am working on existing fonts to make them a bit smoother. I have used your method for splitting contours before, but I find that joining them can be more difficult. Have you ever tried to make Ø slash by joing O and / for exmaple? I just gave up. Ł slash is quite time-consuming at best. I just cou...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:28 am
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Using Guidelines to Maintain Symmetry
Replies: 6
Views: 11680

Keeping Serifs Symmetrical

Guidelines are helpful too to keep serifs the same weight and shape. http://forum.high-logic.com/postedimages/serifs.jpg Serifs on uppercase and lowercase letters may not be the same weight, but the serifs on all lowercase letters should be the same. Thse are my own opinions. I welcome correctiions ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:59 am
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Using Guidelines to Maintain Symmetry
Replies: 6
Views: 11680

Using Guidelines to Maintain Symmetry

Making a smooth curve is not too hard if you have only a few points to manipulate, but to make an elipse symmetrical is difficult unless you use guidelines. I found that by drawing guidelines just inside the on-curve extreme points and snapping the off-curve points to the guidelines, I could easily ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: The Font Creator Program v4.0.4 (v4.0.4.141)
Replies: 5
Views: 6750

The Font Creator Program v4.0.4 (v4.0.4.141)

Validation Wizard I like this feature. It is now easy to focus on problems of a particular type. The automatic fixing of problems is a great time saver. Not checking for errors you don't want to fix simplifies the Problem Report. Automatically fixing errors simplifies the Problem Report even furthe...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:02 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Why are Font Creator Users so Shy?
Replies: 17
Views: 23700

Why are Font Creator Users so Shy?

How come nobody posted links to their wonderful creations? I thought this Gallery would soon be a popular place where peeps could boast about their achievements and get feedback from other Fontophiles. I promise not to make derisory comments about your pathetic attempts to make a font out of your ha...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:28 pm
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Postscript Functionality
Replies: 2
Views: 5251

Though I agree this would be a useful bonus, I fear that it is asking too much. Fontlab can do all of this, but that is about $549.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 08, 2003 9:18 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Unicode Fonts
Replies: 1
Views: 6607

Unicode Fonts

Updated See My Fonts Page