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by Leon Gauthier
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Complete Composites
Replies: 14
Views: 4745

Re: Complete Composites

Well, For the italic font, my little trick of copying the existing macron @ $00AF to the empty Modifier Letter Macron @ $02C9 did not work as well as copying the new Dot Above to the Combining Dot Below. I adjusted the copied dot down 617 and left 225 to put the pair on the 20 angle of the italic. T...
by Leon Gauthier
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Complete Composites
Replies: 14
Views: 4745

Complete Composites

I looked but did not find an appropriate topic I could add to so I created this one. I just want to say how pleased I am with the Complete Composites function. It is exactly what I wanted most from FC 9.0, the ability to add Sanskrit transliteration characters to an existing font. And this function ...
by Leon Gauthier
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Will a font created be able to be embedded in an ebook
Replies: 11
Views: 6119

Re: Will a font created be able to be embedded in an ebook

I have had success embedding fonts into epubs created by Jutoh. This ability is absolutely necessary because ADE and e-readers do not have native support for foreign scripts or even every glyph in the Latin set.
by Leon Gauthier
Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Testing Unicode Characters
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: Testing Unicode Characters

I stepped into the deep end of the pool (FC 9.0) because I want to “optimize” my Jutoh created epubs with the lightest possible embedded fonts. I do not always need the full load like those fonts on my Windows machine (which I can't use for embedding anyway) but I do sometimes need Greek, Latin supp...
by Leon Gauthier
Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Testing Unicode Characters
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: Testing Unicode Characters

Mike, I am not so sure that this is just a LO/OO "problem" the same thing seems to happen within FC as well. I've added breves and macrons to text within the "Test current font as TTF/OTF" window using the unicodes as in Alt+0304 and Alt+0306 in a font which had those glyphs as shown below: Rockrose...
by Leon Gauthier
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:08 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Testing Unicode Characters
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: Testing Unicode Characters

Bhikkhu Pesala said: If you leave the Font Test window open, you can switch to any application and select the temporary font to test it there. The temporary font's name is shown in the Font Test Window title bar like this: Nice to know. I wondered what the numbers in the Test Font name meant. Appar...
by Leon Gauthier
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font
Replies: 17
Views: 4706

Re: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font

Thanks, Erwin, that did the trick. I really thought that it was another flaw in the font. I am still curious about just what is being changed in the file when I merely open “Font Properties” and then click “OK” without making any conscious changes. Anyway, I guess I have dinked around with the trial...
by Leon Gauthier
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font
Replies: 17
Views: 4706

Re: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font

Primarily, I bought the package because of the license terms which included permission to modify and for unlimited epub distrubution. The epubs I've have been making often require Sanskrit transliteration characters and a little Greek, Bengali or Sanskrit which forces me to embed fonts. I create fre...
by Leon Gauthier
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font
Replies: 17
Views: 4706

Re: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font

Erwin, it has been sent. I suspect that this "change" may be an empty field that FC is simply filling-in upon opening the font properties window. PS There was some talk in the other thread Bhikkhu pointed to about fonts printing correctly even though they might appear to be clipped in an aplication ...
by Leon Gauthier
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font
Replies: 17
Views: 4706

Re: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font

If you mean the dropdown arrow next to the Undo button, it just says "Edit Font Settings" which of course is just where I was.
by Leon Gauthier
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font
Replies: 17
Views: 4706

Re: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font

I've looked more closely into what is going on here. In this collection of fonts, one family, Contenu eBook , has a problem with its metrics which results in the clipping of its descenders. Oddly enough, only one, Contenu eBook.otf which is the regular form, displays in “Test current font as TTF/OTF...
by Leon Gauthier
Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font
Replies: 17
Views: 4706

Re: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font

"A registered version of FontCreator would not give you the legal right to edit the font to fix it." Duh! But it would give me the ability to actually save the changes I've made, right? FYI, the author of the font has granted me permission to modify the font and embed it at will in epubs. I suspect ...
by Leon Gauthier
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font
Replies: 17
Views: 4706

Re: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font

Ok, I guess that I just don't know what I am talking about. The Preview Toolbar did not show the clipping. But, the clipping shows in the word processor and no amount of adjusting the line spacing corrected it.
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by Leon Gauthier
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font
Replies: 17
Views: 4706

Re: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font

Really? So it just throws up some random font? Strange! At other times, it seems to work as expected: Glyph view: FCpreview03.png Preview showing the clipping caused by a 0 WinDescent value: FCpreview04.png I guess I'll just have to spring for the program so I can actually fix these darn fonts I jus...
by Leon Gauthier
Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font
Replies: 17
Views: 4706

Inexplicable Behavior: Font Test Shows Different Font

FC 9.0 is behaving in a way I cannot account for. When I "Test current font as TTF/OTF " a completely different font seems to be displayed. Glyph view of loaded font: FCpreview01.png This is the preview screen: FCpreview02.png At first, I thought it was a matter of confusing multiple font files whic...