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by PJMiller
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Usefulness of the below type of fancy fonts and hybrid glyphs
Replies: 4
Views: 2209

Re: Usefulness of the below type of fancy fonts and hybrid glyphs

There are three types of font commonly used. Serif, Sans Serif and Fancy. The serifed fonts are mostly used for long passages of text where comfort of reading is it's primary purpose. Sans serif fonts are mainly used for short passages of text where instant recognition is important. Although these a...
by PJMiller
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Demo version expired within 10 minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

Re: Demo version expired within 10 minutes

Or what happened to me, :shock: you installed it and used it for 30 days then much later you tried to re-install the trial version and it expired immediately.
by PJMiller
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: How to publish a font
Replies: 6
Views: 13611

Re: How to publish a font

Cadman was published in February 2018.
by PJMiller
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: How to publish a font
Replies: 6
Views: 13611

Re: How to publish a font

You might also be interested in looking at Cadman a free dyslexic font.
by PJMiller
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Ancient Gothic
Replies: 8
Views: 5142

Re: Ancient Gothic

Gothic is not the same as runic.

The runes come from an earlier period and a different location.

Gothic is an ancient germanic language.
by PJMiller
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Runic unicode block and bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

Re: Runic unicode block and bearings

It would be a great help.
by PJMiller
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Synchronise Widths of Tabular Figures Across Weights
Replies: 1
Views: 3420

Re: Synchronise Widths of Tabular Figures Across Weights

I have synchronised the widths of the tabular figures across all the weights of the 'Munson' font and I intend to do this in the future. I don't know if this is best practice or not but it makes sense to me so that if someone makes a number bold in a table it doesn't alter the structure of the table...
by PJMiller
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: underscores
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Re: underscores

If you select 'No' there will be no glyph names which is OK.

If you select 'Regenerate for release' then the glyph names will all be correct and conform to the specification, which is also OK.

No glyph names generates a smaller file.
by PJMiller
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: underscores
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Re: underscores

My understanding is that some software doesn't work properly with glyph names that have spaces, it just takes the name of the glyph as the part up to the space which can cause problems and duplications. Of course Font Creator is well written and works with spaces but be aware that other software mig...
by PJMiller
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Add Units per em conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 2731

Re: Add Units per em conversion

Don't scale the composites, just the simple characters.

The accents may need adjustment but if you make the adjustment to the accent all the composites which use that accent will be adjusted. Don't adjust the position of each accent in each composite separately.
by PJMiller
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: File|New default glyph/character list
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: File|New default glyph/character list

The 'New Font' command in Font Creator is quite good, it gives you a limited set of glyphs but then you can very easily add more with the 'Insert characters ...' command and there are even scripts in the 'Transformation Wizard' to add the appropriate characters for many languages. If the particular ...
by PJMiller
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Add Units per em conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 2731

Re: Add Units per em conversion

I just use the Transform Dialog or the Transformation Wizard , depending on whether its one glyph or many. They have a Scale tab (or Scale command) and you can easily work out the scale factor if you know the 'units per em' of each font, then just use absolute scaling from a fixed point ( 0,0 ) and ...
by PJMiller
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Change Font Name
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: Change Font Name

The file name is not the font name, to change the font name you have to change the name of the font in the font properties.
by PJMiller
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Select/highlight all contours with the same direction
Replies: 1
Views: 2039

Re: Select/highlight all contours with the same direction

nabsltd wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:18 pm
I think even an optional different-colored outline for "forward" and "reverse" contours would be enough for most people (including me).
I would ocasionally find this useful.
by PJMiller
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: What does "Outline Issues" mean?
Replies: 21
Views: 4207

Re: What does "Outline Issues" mean?

There will be something wrong, probably something that the font validation can detect but not fix. It could be that the outline is drawn outside the allowed area or that there are knots where the outline crosses itself. Look at the glyph in the edit window and see if there are any red points on it, ...