Search found 4926 matches

by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Aug 17, 2003 6:27 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Why are Font Creator Users so Shy?
Replies: 17
Views: 23759

Geometric Template Font

Here's a font you can copy and use as you wish. I spent ages making the perfect circle for a degree symbol, then put a few shapes together. If anybody wants to add some more useful bits and pieces to the font and email it to me, I'll update my website, then anyone can download it from this link. Geo...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Aug 11, 2003 9:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Smooth Curves
Replies: 3
Views: 16389

Longer Curves

Making a Smoother Curves with Two Off-curve points It helps to use a diagonal guideline at a tangent to the curve before deleting any points. Select the two extreme points on the curve, press G to create the diagonal guide, then drag it to touch the curve. Here I have copied the guide to show the p...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Aug 11, 2003 8:38 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Showing Fills
Replies: 2
Views: 3669

Thanks Jovaco, for "filling me in." I had a feeling it was possible, but couldn't remember. Early onset of Altziemer's. :lol:
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Showing Fills
Replies: 2
Views: 3669

Showing Fills

When editing glyphs, it would sometimes be useful to hide the fill to see the curve more clearly. Is this possible? I cannot see how to do it? If not, consider it a feature request. Changing the direction of the outside contour helps a bit as a workaround.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Aug 10, 2003 9:45 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Smooth Curves
Replies: 3
Views: 16389

Smooth Curves

Making A Smooth Curve Without Guidelines http://forum.high-logic.com/postedimages/Smooth1.jpg There are too many points - we only need three to make a smooth curve. http://forum.high-logic.com/postedimages/Smooth2.jpg Having deleted all but one off-curve point between the two on-curve points, conve...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:32 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font size changes on save
Replies: 6
Views: 7129

I think that making the interface customisable to any great extent would mean a lot more coding time, which would be better spent improving more fundamental features. Erwin does recognise the importance of interface design, and has already made many improvements on the suggestion of users, but more ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Aug 08, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font size changes on save
Replies: 6
Views: 7129

Making the H red would make it even less visible for me and quite a few other colour-blind users. Making it bold or blue might help slightly. :idea: Perhaps the status line could be enhanced to including more glyph information like problem reports and hinting status. Removing redundant points or edi...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Aug 01, 2003 9:35 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: [Another] Arial Unicode (MS) Bold
Replies: 7
Views: 18816

A Suggestion

May I be so bold as to suggest that you could split the font into ten pieces - embolden each smaller font in Fontographer - then join them back together in Font Creator? BTW I just tried adding 60,000 empty glyphs to a font in Font Creator. It struggled a bit on my PC, but it didn't crash. I hope I ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Tip of the Day
Replies: 9
Views: 11207

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: 6773

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: 6773

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: 6773

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: 6777

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: 51587

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: 11700

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...