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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Mapping problem
Replies: 1
Views: 3122

Private Use Area

In Unicode fonts there is a Private Use Area from E000 to F8FF Thats 57344 to 63743 in Decimal Unicode mapping. Many older applications do not support Unicode though, and so won't be able to use the characters if you map to these positions. It might be beyond your ability, as it is beyond mine at th...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Feb 21, 2003 7:13 am
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Why only one colour?
Replies: 2
Views: 6839

I must be colour blind

:? I went to the site, had a look at the font, but it was only in one colour.
Just a black font on a grid.

:?: What do you mean exactly? Can you show us a graphic image?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Feb 20, 2003 11:32 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: help with vowels
Replies: 1
Views: 3796

Burmese uses vowels like accents

On typewriters, accents are typed with dead-keys, that don't space. In Font Creator design your vowels so that they have a negative left side-bearing. Open any font with combining diacritical marks (accents) and you will understand how they work. Advance width for combining accents is zero. You type...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Feb 20, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Make characters bigger
Replies: 1
Views: 3681

Stretching characters

Very easy. First set up guidelines for x height and CAPS height. In the glyph edit window, Edit, Select all (Ctrl A), and stretch the character to the right size. Then adjust the side bearing by dragging the guides. Check that the base of the character is still on the baseline. Some characters like ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:22 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Importing .bmp files
Replies: 7
Views: 8994

Truetype Export Filter

I also use Corel Draw 9, the TTF filter might be useful to me. Where did you get it?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Feb 18, 2003 6:18 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Importing .bmp files
Replies: 7
Views: 8994

That's the trouble with bitmaps

:? Bitmaps are jagged by nature. This has come up before, and requests have been made for import of vector formats like EPS or WFM. There is no TTF export filter in Corel Draw 9, but if you have an earlier version you can export to a TTF, then open that font in Font Creator for final editing.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Feb 18, 2003 11:13 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Importing .bmp files
Replies: 7
Views: 8994

Multiplicity of Points

Please take a look at this thread:

viewtopic.php?t=74
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Feb 17, 2003 7:48 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: making fonts bold
Replies: 3
Views: 5814

You will probably have to modify each character manually

See this previous thread on inflating and eroding glyphs. That means making bold from regular, or making regular from bold fonts. http://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?t=34 :arrow: Try using the Transformation toolbar to scale glyphs. :arrow: Use guidelines extensively to check alignment/positio...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Feb 13, 2003 6:01 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: making fonts bold
Replies: 3
Views: 5814

Bold Wingdings?

:? As I understand it, bold is never used for symbol fonts. Opening a few on my system shows that none of them are. If your font is pictograms rather than letters, why do you want to make it bold? If it is letters, and you want to make bold and regular versions, you can change it to a Unicode font. ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Feb 12, 2003 5:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Windows Font Settings
Replies: 1
Views: 4303

Still no answer to this question

I have tried reading the relevant links on Microsoft's Typography page, and it seems that one should change TypoLineGap to make the total add up right. TypoAscender + TypoDescender + TypoLineGap = units/em * 120% So for 1000 units/em this should add up to 1200. Theoretically, this should give a defa...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Feb 12, 2003 5:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Aspirations
Replies: 3
Views: 5006

Contentment is the Greatest Wealth

I guess if you recently completed an MA in Typeface Design at the University of Reading, England, you would know a bit more about type design. I registered at the end of October 2002, but I'm still struggling to figure some things out. I haven't even looked at hinting, grayscale, Macintosh support, ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Feb 11, 2003 9:08 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Aspirations
Replies: 3
Views: 5006

Something to Aspire to

Have a look at this website.

http://www.sil.org/~gaultney/gentium/

The Gentium font is beautifully designed, and the Website is also a model of good design.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Feb 04, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to convert fnt. to ttf. ?
Replies: 1
Views: 8174

Converting Bitmaps to Vectors

:? I don't know how to convert *.fnt to *.ttf. I don't even know why anyone would want to do it? I undestand that *.fnt files are low-resolution fonts defined for dispaly on screen at fixed point sizes.

Please enlighten me. :roll:
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:22 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font looks crappy in Word
Replies: 3
Views: 6614

Hinting Information

As far as I know, Font Creator only supports hinting that already exists, you cannot add hinting information. I hope that Erwin or someone else will soon correct me if I am wrong about that. As you found, with font-smoothing turned on, hinting is not necessary at all. It only applies to low resoluti...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:13 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font looks crappy in Word
Replies: 3
Views: 6614

Hinting and Greyscale

It is probably because the font lacks hinting information. If it is a spindly script font, it might not look too good on screen. Have you got font smoothing turned on? Right-click on Desktop, Display Properties, Effects.

Also take a look at the thread on Aliasing on this forum.