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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Public Domain: New font for teachers.
Replies: 6
Views: 19994

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: 8671

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: 19994

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...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: New to Font Creator; some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 4813

1. Yes. No problem creating composite glyphs. In an empty glyph edit window, use insert glyph for each glyph member you want to include. e.g. ¼ could be composed from 1 / and 4. memebers can be scaled and flipped as well as moved) 2. Don't know what the limit is. Burmese can have more than two chara...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Conjunct Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 8671

I haven't used VOLT myself, being wary of taking on more than I need to do just out of curiosity, but it does look like the most professional solution. I have thought about using it for Myanmar, but since I have very little need for Myanmar fonts myself, I haven't taken it any further than reading t...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Conjunct Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 8671

Mapping glyphs to the Private Use area is no different than mapping them to anywhere else, though typing with them is another story. Perhaps it is better to design your friend's font around the Devanagari character set. I'm guessing that selecting the appropriate Hindi keyboard in Windows would then...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Conjunct Characters
Replies: 11
Views: 8671

http://forum.high-logic.com/postedimages/Conjunct_Consonants.png What you want, I assume, is as illustrated in 1, above. When the user types "ss" he gets the conjunct consonant instead of what we see in 2. To do this we need to use Open Type features to create ligatures. If you search this site for...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Pali (English) Fonts
Replies: 2
Views: 4908

I find that typing in Opera is convenient for posting Pāḷi quotes on forums, etc. Opera is an alternative browser to Internet Explorer, which is highly customisable. See my Opera Tips for how to do that. For Word, you can customize the keyboard via insert symbol. Using Pali Fonts PDF on how to do th...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Random Point Movement facility of the Glyph Transformer
Replies: 5
Views: 4029

Hi William It is possible to stack the transformations so that they are done one after another: 1. Scale (400, 400) Centre 2. Random move points 3. Scale (25, 25) Centre 4. Left side bearing point at x=0 The same set of transformatons can also be applied repeatedly to roughen the font progressively ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Letter height
Replies: 9
Views: 8466

Re: Thank you

The Mickster wrote:Thanks but it doesn't work for me. The ascender height stays the same.
Then manually change the ascender height, entering a larger value.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Letter height
Replies: 9
Views: 8466

Format, Settings, Metrics, Ascender is the top line. Or use Calculate to let Font Creator decide.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:05 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help please
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

First, double-click on the work space to enter points mode, or select the points mode icon on the toolbar. To convert a straight line to a curve, select one of the nodes, and press "A" to add a node. If that adds a node on the wrong side, undo (Control Z) and try again with the other node. Press "F"...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Newline cuttings?
Replies: 3
Views: 2909

Sounds like Format, Setting, Metrics, Calculate would put things right for you.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Rotating symbols
Replies: 2
Views: 2595

Try centering the glyph on the origin and setting the advance with to zero, like the ! symbol in this test font
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:27 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Must I have latin in a Hebrew font?
Replies: 8
Views: 13481

Bhikkhu Pesala now come save me ... Even God is said to only help those who help themselves, so I don't what I can do. Mike. Have you tried mapping your Hebrew characters to two positions? E.g. Hebrew Alef as A and Alef; Hebrew Bet as B and Bet, etc. Surely all that applications want is to find the...