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by PJMiller
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Pointing hand bug in preview?
Replies: 32
Views: 2458

Re: Pointing hand bug in preview?

Not a good idea to run it on the whole font!

Most of the characters would be unaffected if they were correctly positioned but the combining diacritics would all be set to the wrong positions if they were correctly positioned before you ran the script.
by PJMiller
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Open Type Designer up/down controls
Replies: 0
Views: 985

Open Type Designer up/down controls

In Open Type Designer there are boxes with numbers in them and if you click in the box you can either type in a number, click the up/down buttons or press the up/down arrow keys to change the number. The method I normally use (out of habit) is to use the arrow keys if it is just a small change and t...
by PJMiller
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [FIXED] Window resizing bug (in OTD)?
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Window resizing bug (in OTD)?

I have got the same problem on my laptop but not (so far) on my desktop system.

I'm running 11.5.0.2421 Pro.
by PJMiller
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cadman
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Cadman

Thanks Erwin :D

This font contains your open type code for fractions, thanks for that !
by PJMiller
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cadman
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Cadman

I have just uploaded a new font to DeviantArt.

It is called Cadman and is a sans serif designed for legibility.

It has the Greek alphabet and many mathematical operators, it also has lining tabular digits.
by PJMiller
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Hinting Program problems
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Hinting Program problems

The new version worked fine without any problems and without any changes to the font.

I will have to update to the new version on my laptop as well because it seems I cant open the new project files with 11.0.0.2412

Thanks for your help :D
by PJMiller
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Hinting Program problems
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Hinting Program problems

I am currently running 11.0.0.2412 , I was thinking about trying the newer version posted on the Beta Test forum but I don't need single line fonts for CNC or support for vertical writing.

I will try this version and let you know the results.
by PJMiller
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Hinting Program problems
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Hinting Program problems

I'm having trouble with the program Font Creator uses to add hints to my fonts. For some reason it doesn't like my fonts (all four of the same family) but still works on other fonts I have created. This is not the same problem as it had previously with component depth greater than 3. These fonts hav...
by PJMiller
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Disappearance of small letter i diacritics when clicking composite icon
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Re: Disappearance of small letter i diacritics when clicking composite icon

Complete composites works by combining other characters to either complete the character correctly or give you something close which you can work with to make it correct manually. If the characters it is supposed to use for the composites are not there it leaves a blank character, I don't think this...
by PJMiller
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font issue in Word 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1998

Re: Font issue in Word 2016

It is possible to alter the side bearings in a unicode font! :D

You can set them to be as close or as far apart as you want. :lol:
by PJMiller
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Positioning of Diacritic Marks when doing Optical Metrics
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: Positioning of Diacritic Marks when doing Optical Metrics

It is a matter of aesthetic judgement as to where to place the diacritic, complete composites usually gets it close enough for upright characters but the results for italics are less good.

Complete composites is a good starting point for the placement of diacritics.
by PJMiller
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Positioning of Diacritic Marks when doing Optical Metrics
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Positioning of Diacritic Marks when doing Optical Metrics

A change which was introduced in FC 11 was that if a composite glyph has the 'use this glyphs metrics' flag set then Optical Metrics will not change the bearings of that glyph, the glyph will continue to use the bearings of the base glyph. This was a very welcome change and FC 11 is better for havin...
by PJMiller
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyph Outlines in Open Type Designer
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Glyph Outlines in Open Type Designer

Good call Bhikkhu Pesala !

This solves the problem without Erwin needing to do anything, I had seen the tick boxes, I just didn't think to try them, silly me! :oops:
by PJMiller
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyph Outlines in Open Type Designer
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Glyph Outlines in Open Type Designer

In Open Type Designer there is the facility to set the colour of the glyphs, I set it to 20% Grey and this is very useful but it would be nice if the outlines of both glyphs were to show through where they overlap. At the moment where glyphs overlap one is drawn on top of the other one and obscures ...
by PJMiller
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Overlapping pair adjustments -- problem or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Overlapping pair adjustments -- problem or not?

There is no hard rule for this. It is usually considered bad form to have collisions between characters but there are some circumstances where it can work quite well. It is up to the designer and the design of the glyphs.