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by Alfred
Sat May 11, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to add lowercase letters
Replies: 8
Views: 3996

Re: How to add lowercase letters

I don't think most ordinary users are comfortable with Hexadecimal notation (unless they have done some coding). Point taken, although you don't need to understand it in any detail in order to use it in this situation. You just need to add 2 to the first digit (so $41 for 'A' becomes $61 for 'a', $...
by Alfred
Sat May 11, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to add lowercase letters
Replies: 8
Views: 3996

Re: How to add lowercase letters

To add a mapping to an existing glyph, first set the Display Format to "Decimal" from the View menu, open the Glyph properties toolbar, type the lowercase mapping (Uppercase mapping + 32), separated by a comma, and click Apply. Repeat for each uppercase glyph, adding 32 to the Uppercase codepoint. ...
by Alfred
Mon May 06, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?
Replies: 7
Views: 4296

Re: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?

Thanks for that. Time to start again, methinks!
by Alfred
Sun May 05, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?
Replies: 7
Views: 4296

Re: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?

Apologies once again. It's clear to me now that I overlooked the fact that I must have corrected the 'intersecting coordinates' errors to enable the 'contours with incorrect direction' tests to take place. I simply chose 'Effects > Hollow' in the Transform Wizard; I don't seem to have an 'Outline Li...
by Alfred
Sun May 05, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?
Replies: 7
Views: 4296

Re: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?

Sorry about that! It's MgOpen Cosmetica Regular, from here.
by Alfred
Sun May 05, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?
Replies: 7
Views: 4296

Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?

After using the Glyph Transformer to create an outline (hollow) version of a font, I ran the Font Validator to see what needed tidying up. As expected, there were quite a lot of glyphs with intersecting coordinates, but there were also a few 'Contours with incorrect direction' errors. If I let the v...
by Alfred
Sun May 05, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Need help with naming fonts
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

Re: Need help with naming fonts

The 'l' and 't' are different, but the other letters in 'select' look like Runway.
by Alfred
Fri May 03, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Help with a script font.
Replies: 8
Views: 3880

Re: Help with a script font.

Dave Crosby wrote:I hadn't realized Erwin was such a strict task master!
Me too neither! :lol:
by Alfred
Fri May 03, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Custom font or what here?
Replies: 2
Views: 2075

Re: Custom font or what here?

I think it's unlikely that anyone would build or commission a custom font for a logo like that. It looks like a standard font with a few tweaks applied in a drawing or page layout program (probably the same one as was used to create the poster). I have a similar font here, named 'Autumn', but I'm su...
by Alfred
Wed May 01, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Help with a script font.
Replies: 8
Views: 3880

Re: Help with a script font.

That does indeed look very similar, thanks.

I didn't think it unreasonable to bump a recent thread on the same topic, but I'll start a new one should the need arise again!
by Alfred
Wed May 01, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Help with a script font.
Replies: 8
Views: 3880

Re: Help with a script font.

Script fonts seem to be particularly resistant to identification by automatic means. Although the attached sample has several distinctive features such as the shape of the capital 'S', the large loops on the ascenders (which, unlike this example, tend to be combined with a small x-height) and the lo...
by Alfred
Wed May 01, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: font installation
Replies: 10
Views: 3302

Re: font installation

A font installation can fail because the font file is corrupt, but if FontCreator says that the font is already installed, then that must be the reason for the failure. What version of Windows do you have, and how are you performing the search? If I go to the Windows Fonts folder on this Win7 system...
by Alfred
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Adding OpenType features: Long GSUB Strings
Replies: 38
Views: 12597

Re: Adding OpenType features: Long GSUB Strings

I think Bhikkhu Pesala wants you to set the check boxes which are marked "yellow". I think you're right, but 'Format > Character... > Font > Ligatures' in PPX5 apparently only enables standard ligatures (liga), not discretionary ligatures (dlig), so although ff, fi, fl, ffi and ffl are all substitu...
by Alfred
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Add a second Caption to Glyph cell display
Replies: 5
Views: 3528

Re: • Add a second Caption to Glyph cell display

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:That has been moved to the View menu, display format, making it slightly quicker to change.
Thanks. Even quicker: Ctrl+J! :wink:
by Alfred
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Add a second Caption to Glyph cell display
Replies: 5
Views: 3528

Re: Add a second Caption to Glyph cell display

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:9731 = Code-point (decimal in my case)
The decimal version of the code-point value would be more useful to me than the hexadecimal version, especially where the glyph name is already something like 'uni2603'. Where do you change this? I couldn't see anything under 'Tools > Options'.