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by David Webber
Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [FIXED] Glyph properties
Replies: 12
Views: 7183

Re: Glyph properties

How do I see the exact height of a glyph without having to read it off the squares in the window? Use the Size or Position tabs of the Transform dialogue. Thanks - this is the trouble when you work on fonts, then do something else for a year or two, and then come back to it. :-( But Edit/SelectAll ...
by David Webber
Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [FIXED] Glyph properties
Replies: 12
Views: 7183

[FIXED] Glyph properties

The glyph properties dialogue in Font Creator 7 shows the left, right, and bottom of the bounding box.

Why not also the top? How do I see the exact height of a glyph without having to read it off the squares in the window?

Dave
by David Webber
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode
Replies: 12
Views: 6847

Re: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode

To switch your current Symbol font to Unicode, do select Tools -> Convert Font -> Convert to Unicode Font. That should at least ensure the code points and several internal settings are converted. Thanks! But I suspect this will be problematic. At the moment I am leaving the font completely unchange...
by David Webber
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyphs going above ascent height/below descent.
Replies: 4
Views: 3456

Re: Glyphs going above ascent height/below descent.

Having combined the two fonts by making a copy of the Unicode text font, and then importing the symbols, this is what I get in Microsoft Word: firstversion.jpg I haven't touched the metrics and as Bhikkhu predicted, symbols which go outside the WinDescent-WinAscent range are cropped. But the comment...
by David Webber
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyphs going above ascent height/below descent.
Replies: 4
Views: 3456

Re: Glyphs going above ascent height/below descent.

You may run into problems with the glyphs being clipped below WinDescent or above WinAscent. I suggest simply recalculating the metrics after designing the font as you want. The other glyphs will be smaller and the default line-spacing for single spaced text will be excessive for text, but I don't ...
by David Webber
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: How to make music notation
Replies: 3
Views: 5580

Re: How to make music notation

font where every half tone step would be 8 pixels (or what ever user wants in pels) and all lines are visible in all sizes. How do i know (determine) the point size of that font? Every note goes to child of TWinControl so i change every individual note in TLabel->Font->Top value according to its pa...
by David Webber
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyphs going above ascent height/below descent.
Replies: 4
Views: 3456

Glyphs going above ascent height/below descent.

If I include glyphs in a font which either descend well below the descent height, or ascend well above the ascent height, am I likely to run into trouble? [I'll probably find out the hard way, but I ask because it would be nice, if necessary, to plan an alternative to what I'm doing before I invest ...
by David Webber
Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Printing Music
Replies: 0
Views: 3697

Printing Music

By way of something completely different, rather than showing details of my fonts, I thought I'd show what I actually do with them, and highlight some more unusual problems. My main activity with Font Creator is creating musical symbol fonts for use in actually drawing music. The music image has to ...
by David Webber
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode
Replies: 12
Views: 6847

Re: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode

The two are not the same. The first was correct for hex 20 through to hex FE, though I am unsure about for hex FF. Microsoft used to use U+F001 for a fi ligature glyph and U+F002 for a fl ligature glyph. Sorry, I was speaking rather loosely. The first point I even consider is exactly hex 20. There ...
by David Webber
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode
Replies: 12
Views: 6847

Re: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode

[Windows Symbol Font character n -> Unicode FF00 + n] It is a Microsoft rule. FontCreator is simply applying the Microsoft rule. Magnificent! I can (in C++) draw a string of single byte characters from the Windows Symbol Font with the routine TextOutA() passing it a string of characters n1 n2 n3 ......
by David Webber
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode
Replies: 12
Views: 6847

Re: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode

Please be aware that there are some application programs where one cannot access characters that are in the Private Use Area. ..... Also, it is a good idea to include some ordinary characters from below U+00FF as some application programs can go peculiar sometimes if there are no printing character...
by David Webber
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode
Replies: 12
Views: 6847

Re: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode

[Windows symbol fonts -> U+F000-U+F0FF] It is a Microsoft rule. FontCreator is simply applying the Microsoft rule. This is excellent news! My music software has to find out a lot about the geometry of glyphs it is using, for which it uses the Windows API function GetGlyphOutlineA( ) and passes in th...
by David Webber
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode
Replies: 12
Views: 6847

Re: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode

Yes, Symbol fonts are almost obsolete now. It is far better to create Unicode fonts with symbols in the appropriate character sets and code-points assigned by the Unicode Consortium. There are many symbols in the Miscellaneous Symbols character set, and those are the code-points that you should use...
by David Webber
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Windows symbol fonts and Unicode
Replies: 12
Views: 6847

Windows symbol fonts and Unicode

I have been using Font Creator to create and maintain Windows symbol fonts for some time. If I view the glyphs with Unicode code points on the caption bars, then it appears that the characters (hex) 20-FF get translated to code points U+F020 to U+F0FF. Now these are within the private use area of th...