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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:05 am
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Making Contours Symmetrical
Replies: 0
Views: 6783

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: 51659

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: 11717

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: 11717

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: 11717

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: 11717

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: 11717

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: 6785

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: 23791

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: 5289

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: 6656

Unicode Fonts

Updated See My Fonts Page
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 07, 2003 9:30 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keeping Hinting Information
Replies: 6
Views: 8131

Thank you for the prompt reply

I am not a great fan of hinting, but I hadn't realised that by editing the glyph outlines I would be removing hinting information. Good to know that, and also good to be reminded of the Hinting indicator. The fonts I am currently editing were apparently generated automatically from poor quality scan...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 07, 2003 8:15 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum Settings for Glyph Overview
Replies: 14
Views: 13248

Optimum Settings for Glyph Overview

I experimented with different settings for glyph overview using a bold font and came up with the following results: Best Overview Options @ 1024 x 768 Compact 16 cols x 10 rows = 62 x 50 pix (160 glyphs) Medium 12 cols x 8 rows = 82 x 66 pix (120 glyphs) Large 10 cols x 6 rows = 98 x 92 pix (60 glyp...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:57 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Keeping Hinting Information
Replies: 6
Views: 8131

Keeping Hinting Information

As I understand it, if I copy a character from one font to another, or from one position to another in the same font, the character's hinting information will be lost. Is this correct? Can I work around this by creating a composite glyph in a new position, then making it simple? Are there any plans ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:47 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font Dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 7010

If the font is from a book on calligraphy, it is sure to be subject to copyright. If you want to do anything with the results of your labour it is best to look at the Ethics of Type Design before you start. Almost inevitably you would be duplicating work that has already been done to produce somethi...