Search found 4867 matches

by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: "Allow for positive kerning values" missing in FC12
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: "Allow for positive kerning values" missing in FC12

I went through the link you provide: Doesn't it get tedious to remove positive kerning pairs from a font with 114,000 pairs? It's not nearly as hard as you think. There are only 1,672 kerning pairs because of class-based kerning. However, I do not remove positive kerning pairs because they are need...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: "Allow for positive kerning values" missing in FC12
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: "Allow for positive kerning values" missing in FC12

There isn't any automatic method. The kerning pairs are colour-coded for easy identification. Green = Negative Blue = Positive Red = Zero You can remove adjustment pairs that have a small value by using the Trim Option. For large fonts, splitting the kerning pairs into subtables makes it easier to c...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites

The Help file says that the italic angle should be zero for upright fonts. Italic Angle Italic angle in degrees from the vertical. Zero for upright text, positive for text that leans to the right (forward). If any font lacks an italic style, and users apply italics to it, Windows will slant the tex...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites

There is no way to control the auto-generation of anchors. The position of the anchor depends on the shape of the glyph. For a symmetrical italic glyph the anchor is centred accurately, with half pixels being rounded up. Anchor Placement.png The anchor is placed at 862, which is half way between the...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites

FontCreator doesn't have an easy way to add a large volume of anchors though. It does. Anchor Based composition does that and it mostly positions them correctly for the font. A couple of exceptions are Øslash and øslash where the top is the top of the slash, rather than Cap Height or x-Height as it...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites

Adjusting Anchors for Optical Centre After using Anchor Based glyph composition, for some glyphs the anchors may need adjustment. I use snap to guidelines to make it more consistent and quicker. Adjust Optical Centre.png Adjusting Anchors to Reposition Stacking Diacritics If you prefer to design yo...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Accented Characters: Most efficient path to composites

I think the quickest method is to use guidelines to align accents manually after using Complete Composites with the help of guidelines. It is not precise and takes some care to maintain consistency, but it takes no preliminary work. Editing CompleteComposites.xml is probably best avoided unless you ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Character Map
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Character Map

Try running the Registry Fixer from the Tools menu.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Character Space with Ruled Line
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Character Space with Ruled Line

It works for me when I test in LibreOffice.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 868

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

Anne Hext wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:05 pm
my total ascender and decender is 2657 and 12% of that would be a line gap of 318.
2657 + 5 = 2048 × 1.3 so a line gap of 5 will give you 13pt line-spacing for 10pt text.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 868

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

I notice Bhikkhu, you live in seven sisters. That is easy for me to get to, so I am thinking if you do any small group or one to one training classes - I would love to have a day or two on how to use open type tables and the functions behind just the drawing of fonts. I live in Seven Kings, not Sev...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 868

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

I calculate line gap to make line-spacing of 10pt text and even multiple: 12, 13, 15 pt etc. This makes calculating the number of lines that will fit on a page easier, and harmonises between different fonts (most of mine use 1.2 or 12pt line-spacing for 10pt text). It is very much a personal choice ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font Sample Text in Windows Font Folder
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Font Sample Text in Windows Font Folder

I moved your thread from the Tutorials forum to the Support forum, where it belongs.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Add characters (ligatures etc.) to an already existing font
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Add characters (ligatures etc.) to an already existing font

Select the glyphs in the Font Overview and copy them.

Open a new empty glyph and paste the glyphs as composite glyph members in the Glyph Edit Window.

Move them around, then decompose the composite to edit the contours further, join them, etc.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 868

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

Thank you I have read the vertical line spacing tips you suggested. I thought I understood the basic concepts of it but when I added up the typo ascender and descenders and with or without the line gap I could not get Arial or times or Calibri to add up to 2048. From the linked article TypoAscender...