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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Nov 24, 2002 9:44 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Diagonal guide lines
Replies: 5
Views: 13097

Diagonal Guidelines

:idea: Draw a contour with just four points:- a slash with a triangle at the bottom. Then you can select it by clicking on the triangle at the bottom (or at the top if you prefer).
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Nov 24, 2002 5:56 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Multiplicity of points.
Replies: 5
Views: 9499

Horses for Courses

:? It depends what kind of font you want to create. Most fonts have smooth outlines with smooth curves and straight lines, but not everyone wants the machine-cut look. Some typefaces have rough outlines to make them look hand-drawn. Handwritten fonts also have irregular outlines. Many people scan ha...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 18, 2002 4:55 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Panose Information
Replies: 4
Views: 4742

Panose Information

:?: Some fonts contain Panose information, which may help with font substitution. Is it worth putting this in? It seems to be a complex subject of limited value. What is the minimum that one would need to add?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 18, 2002 4:50 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Platforms
Replies: 2
Views: 4824

Platforms

The fonts that I am editing have three platform: Macintosh, Microsoft Unicode, and Unicode 1.0 Semantics.

:?: The help file says I should keep the first since many programs use it, but can I delete the Unicode 1.0 Semantics platform? It would save me a lot of work. Which programs need it?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Nov 09, 2002 11:21 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Character mapping/ keystrokes
Replies: 4
Views: 7661

Character mapping/keystrokes

Sounds to me like you need a keyboard macro program.
Try keyboard pro. Then you can enter any character with a single shortcut key or a pair of keystrokes e.g. ~b
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Nov 09, 2002 11:18 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: The big tryout
Replies: 2
Views: 5524

Rotating Glyphs - Big Tryout

In the glyph edit window, click the glyph that you want to rotate to select it.
Click it again to get the rotation handles at the corners. Then drag to rotate.
Double-clicking goes into point edit mode.