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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:21 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need instructions on how to create a signature font
Replies: 3
Views: 5333

If you just want your signature converted to a Truetype font you may find a professional solution more convenient The Signature Factory is one possible solution for just $9.95 I just did a Google search for "signature truetype." You can also have an entire font made from your signature for about £55...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 23, 2003 8:39 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Default Leading in Applications
Replies: 6
Views: 9410

I just checked the price of PageMaker 7 for Windows at Simply Computers: £475 :roll: Serif Page Plus 8 cost me £16 on special offer upgrade from version 5 that came free on a magazine CD. I have PageMaker Classic (ver 4), which only cost about £50 nine years ago, but it is seriously outdated now. Ne...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jun 21, 2003 9:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.1.135.49
Replies: 7
Views: 9865

Cosmetic Problem

Not enough contrast between on and off states for toolbar buttons Show grid and show guidelines are obvious enough when they are on or off, as the results are immediately visible. This is not the case with snap to grid, and snap to guidelines. It is difficult to see whether they are on or off. :?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jun 21, 2003 6:32 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Can't Change Copyright or Font Info
Replies: 1
Views: 4110

Platforms

To catch the train, you must be on the right platform. :lol:

From the Format menu, Naming, perhaps you have changed the Copyright information for the Macintosh Platform, but not for the Microsoft one used by Windows. Please check that you have entred the correct info for all available platforms.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 17, 2003 6:27 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Can anyone explain how exactly I add special characters
Replies: 4
Views: 5662

Welcome to the wonderful world of font editing

There is a lot to learn, but you will gradually master it if you keep trying. Don't expect it to be too easy. You're right the İ is Hex $0130 or Decimal $0304. If you open the Arial font you will see how this is made as a composite character from the I and a dot. It is best to use this method wh...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 13, 2003 8:44 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Default Leading in Applications
Replies: 6
Views: 9410

I did a simple test in Wordpad, printing out paragraphs in different fonts. Below are the measurements in millimetres of ten lines of text. Not very accurate ± 1 millimetre at best. Times New Roman = 40 mm Times New Roman Italic = 40 mm Sanskrit Garland = 40 mm Sanskrit Garland Italic = 40 mm Bo...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.2.136.49
Replies: 8
Views: 9567

Rounding Errors

So, I guess it is unavoidable. If the point should be at x = 24.4, y = 44.6, then it is going to end up at x = 24, y = 45, and the line won't be straight. Just as well computers are not as intelligent as us humans, otherwise we would be redundant. :) Still, it would be nice if I didn't have to manua...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 12, 2003 6:29 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.2.136.49
Replies: 8
Views: 9567

Remove redundant points

After reinstalling the beta again, the validation toolbar is working. Remove redundant points does not remove all redundant points though. I did a test on a hyphen. First a square one: just four points. I selected the top two points, and pressed "A" a couple of times to add points. Remove redundant ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 12, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.2.136.49
Replies: 8
Views: 9567

Validation Toolbar

I uninstalled Font Creator, and reinstalled final release 4.0.9.133.49, but still no validation toolbar. Tried with glyph deslected, selected, and in point mode.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 12, 2003 3:35 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Default Leading in Applications
Replies: 6
Views: 9410

VDMX Table

I tried using CACHETT.EXE with a couple of fonts. It threw up an error until I set Font header flag 4 (Instructions may alter advance width). Then it completed without any errors, but the new fonts showed no vdmx table in the list of tables. Nor did the original fonts, nor for that matter did Arial ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:14 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.2.136.49
Replies: 8
Views: 9567

Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.2.136.49

I am spending a little more time on font editing again now, but I have to refresh my memory a bit. Forgive me for asking a few silly questions. Most of the button on the validation toolbar do not seem to work. Have they been implemented yet? I particular I would like to remove redundant points from ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:09 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.1.135.49
Replies: 7
Views: 9865

Dynamic Zoom Tool

Adobe Reader has three tools: zoom in, zoom out, and dynamic zoom. Zoom in can be used to zoom to marquee selected area, which I like, but one could easily manage without it if one had dynamic zoom. It also has zoom to full page, zoom to page width, and zoom to 100% toolbar buttons, which though app...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 09, 2003 6:09 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Default Leading in Applications
Replies: 6
Views: 9410

Default Leading in Applications

I could still find no solution to my earlier question. Anyone know how to use this Windows parameters? Changing type linegap seems to make no difference. I am testing my font in Serif Page Plus 8.05 in Windows ME, or in WordPad. How do I adjust the following parameters to ensure that the default lea...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:30 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Tip of the Day
Replies: 9
Views: 11294

I was going to suggest a few like: Did you know that Fontlab only costs $549? Font Creator can be used to change any character, except Bill Gates Did you know that Fontographer has been reduced to $349? but I thought better of it and deleted my post. I wouldn't like to get a writ from Bill Gates or ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jun 08, 2003 11:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator 4.0 Build 4.0.1.135.49
Replies: 7
Views: 9865

Dynamic Zoom

I have just been playing with Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0

It has a dynamic zoom tool that is a delight to use. Click on any point; drag up to zoom in; drag down to zoom out. It could not be simpler. No need for any other zoom tool