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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Doesn't seem intuitive to me
Replies: 4
Views: 7321

Even easier: Select the z and the caron in the overview Copy Open the z caron glyph edit window Paste to create a composite However, there is still the matter of adding mappings, which is done automatically when using the insert characters feature. The above copy and paste method will work with any ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Loss of Clarity of Fonts
Replies: 6
Views: 10746

It is probably lack of hinting that is the cause of the loss of clarity. Adding grayscale tables (GASP) may help. Look at another font like Times New Roman to get suitable values to add. See this other thread for a discussion on Hinting of Both Flavours (Automatic and Manual hinting). Font Creator d...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: ASCII 158 shows OK in Font Creator, but not in Excel
Replies: 14
Views: 15864

We all have to start somewhere. Try reading the manual and the help file, or do what I do when learning a new program, just look at all the menus to see what they do.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Oversize Font Problem - Not Printing!
Replies: 8
Views: 8091

What you have already is about the best possible option: an 8 colour GIF image. There is no way that you will get a decent result with a vector image or font with a complex image like that. Just save two or three diffierent resolutions to use the image at different sizes. If you resize it before try...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: ASCII 158 shows OK in Font Creator, but not in Excel
Replies: 14
Views: 15864

Yes, you can abuse the mappings in this way if you want. No problem. Just remap the Z caron to whatever you wish. Rather than using @ though, I would recommend you look for another pair of alpha characters that you can do without in your font such as Œ and œ then applications can still switch case, ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Oversize Font Problem - Not Printing!
Replies: 8
Views: 8091

This forum is only for help with Font Creator. If you don't know what a Windows Meta file (WMF) is, you should sign up to a general PC Help forum like PC Advisor. If you post a link to the graphic image you're trying ti import, we might be able to see what the problem is. The recommended image dimen...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Oversize Font Problem - Not Printing!
Replies: 8
Views: 8091

It seems like you're really stretching the limits of what Truetype fonts were designed to do. Is there any good reason why you need the design as a font instead of using a Windows Meta File? It seems like you are making an aweful lot of unnecessary work for yourself. It must take ages to import. The...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Microsoft Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 3828

Recommended Glyphs

It is recommended to add characters for smart quotes.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: ASCII 158 shows OK in Font Creator, but not in Excel
Replies: 14
Views: 15864

I suspect that you might be able to see the Ůů in Excel because they are mapped to valid characters. The Žž are mapped to control characters, which is perhaps why they are not displaying in Excel. Try deleting the incorrect mappings for all characters, and leave only the correct Unicode Mappings. In...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Doesn't seem intuitive to me
Replies: 4
Views: 7321

If I recall correctly one could do something like that in Fontographer, but there is an easier way in Font Creator called Complete Composites. The reason it doesn't work is because the š caron from which you're trying to copy the caron accent is a composite. If you right-click on the caron accent, y...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Renaming the Unicode names for glyphs
Replies: 4
Views: 5166

It is possible by hacking the "UnicodeData.txt" file in the Font Creator Unicode directory. Whether this is advisable or not, I have no idea. It doesn't change the Postscript name, just the glyph mapping name.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: New to Font Creator; some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 4661

You might like to try creating a Symbol Font

I would suggest creating only some glyphs having an advance width, of the full baseball court ᖳ character containing different first base symbols, then others with just the right overstrike placement, iie. offset to the left, and of zero width.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Public Domain: New font for teachers.
Replies: 6
Views: 19673

Jo, Check out the Letter Database to see which other languages you would like the font to support. Since adding letters with diacritics is now so easy, there seems no reason not to add them for almost all languages. Adding characters for Vietnamese would be several hours work, but perhaps there are ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Conjunct Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 8367

I joined the VOLT community and downloaded the tool. No problem, though it took a few days. I haven't got a clue how to use it yet, but if you really need to use Open Type features in your fonts there doesn't seem to be anything stopping you, apart from time and patience.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Public Domain: New font for teachers.
Replies: 6
Views: 19673

Hi Jo, I like the font outlines, it is looking good. I probably destroyed your font for you, but you can take a look here at my changes and see if you like any of my ideas. :arrow: The # looked too wide :arrow: The upright 9 looked unbalanced :arrow: I used composites for the accents and gave the di...