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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Exporting AFDKO Compliant *.fea or *.vtp files
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Exporting AFDKO Compliant *.fea or *.vtp files

I have never seen a *.fea file, but I assume that they are different. FontCreator's (OpneType Layout Feature Definition) *.otlfd files were developed for FontCreator.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Exporting AFDKO Compliant *.fea or *.vtp files
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Exporting AFDKO Compliant *.fea or *.vtp files

Only import of VOLT scripts are supported, no export.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: The sample letters don’t appear
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: The sample letters don’t appear

Watch the video on Drawing Contours . I don't have version 5.6 installed. Drawing contours in earlier versions was more limited, but it was similar at least in ver 6.5. Postscript outlines were not supported until recent versions. Otherwise, refer to the Help manual, My First Font. You can also copy...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Bug? I'm not sure
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Bug? I'm not sure

However, I can drag-copy from one group to another (from the font list panel) but moving with the Ctrl+drag will not work... error: Fonts cannot be moved while recursive view is enabled. please disable and try again. ... Am I missing something? I really do want to manage my font library inside MT. ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: The sample letters don’t appear
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: The sample letters don’t appear

Have you added any outlines to the characters?

A text font must have at least some text characters in it to display the font name.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: More details
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: More details

I have my fonts sorted on my hard drive in folders, largely based on the Foundry or Program that they came from. MainType created groups automatically from these folders when I first launched it. I added another group called "Catalogue" where I keep all fonts that I want to include in my online HTML...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

For details of OT features, bookmark the Microsoft Site:

Petite Capitals From Capitals

I rename everything to user-friendly names.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

Okay... um... I open up the OTD, click the "+" sign, check off the "Single substitution" radio box, click "Finish"... and then I just add in all the various characters, basically in the same sort of way that I did, say, my lining figures (or my alt fractions or whatever else)? If you already have a...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

Also, before trying to figure that out I thought I'd first get all my small caps done, too -- since I was already on a pretty good roll with that same task, after all -- but when I go to run that script (in the same font that I just made all my petite caps) it seems like nothing happens. The Petite...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Syllable Bows
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Syllable Bows

Karin1610 wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:36 pm
There's this feature, chained context positioning. I just don't really understand how it works. Would this be usable for my issue?
I suspect that it would, but it is beyond my experience. Maybe others can offer a suggestion?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Syllable Bows
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Syllable Bows

You might be able to fix that with more kerning pairs for Bow:A, Bow:V, Bow:Y, etc.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

I see that there's both a "Small Capitals Private Use" script and another for just "Small Capitals" -- what's the difference? Read the Comments section(s) for each script to see how they were designed to work. If they don't suit your needs, they can be edited, or you can create your own scripts fro...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

I see that there's both a "Small Capitals Private Use" script and another for just "Small Capitals" -- what's the difference? Read the Comments section(s) for each script to see how they were designed to work. If they don't suit your needs, they can be edited, or you can create your own scripts fro...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

Unicode Small Capitals are Phonetic Extensions and should not be used for Typographical Small Capitals. The Complete Composites and Glyph Transform features in FontCreator generate small capitals in the Private Use Area, which is where they belong. Also consider that your font may need Small/Petite...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Syllable Bows
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Syllable Bows

They are basically the same as combining diacritical marks.

Create them with a negative left side-bearing, and have users type them after the syllable.