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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:00 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font Scale 80%
Replies: 2
Views: 1888

Tools, Glyph Transformer, Effects, Scale, Range All, 80%. Probably you want the glyphs to scale around the origin, a fixed point at 0,0

There is no undo for glyph tranformation, so just close without saving and reopen the font if it is not right first time.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Dec 01, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Composites of Composites - Good or Not?
Replies: 3
Views: 2337

Composites of Composites - Good or Not?

If I want to add a dot accent below to a font that already has dot accent above, is it OK to use a composite for that and just shift it down, then use that composite dot accent below as an element in other composites? It seems to work just fine, but is it good practice? A similar dilemma is how to c...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyph origin
Replies: 5
Views: 3309

Make sure you have the latest version.

Then Tools, Glyph Transformer..., Metrics, Left side-bearing Point at x=0

Add that transformation to the panel on the right, and remove any other transformations you find there. Then apply to all glyphs: Range, all.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: make simple objects
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

The easiest way woud be to copy the symbols from another font, then modify them to suit what you want. You will find a few shapes on the samples toolbar, which you can drag into any glyph edit window for editing. View Menu, Toolbars, Samples. You can also copy contours from glyphs in the current fon...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 29, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Importing Fontcreator to CorelDraw
Replies: 1
Views: 3731

Export as Windows Meta File and import that into Font Creator. Corel Draw also has a Truetype Export filter.

See this thread for some screen shots of the results to be expected from WMF import. You will have a little bit of tidying up to do in Font Creator.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: desperatly need auto-import
Replies: 7
Views: 10178

The way I see it is, if you want to design fonts from scratch, you should draw them in Font Creator. The import image feature is there for those who prefer to draw on paper or who want to use a printed font as a template. Then some people wanted the greater power of a graphics program to draw using ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Nov 28, 2004 6:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: desperatly need auto-import
Replies: 7
Views: 10178

It looks to me that Font Creator's import function is working very well, though the only thing I have to compare ti with is something like autotrace in Corel Draw. You may find this post on bezier curves interesting.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Nov 28, 2004 7:55 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: change line to bezier
Replies: 2
Views: 2680

Just select the point, add a point (A), and make it off-curve (F), then you can move the off-curve point to curve the line.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Problem with "Full Stop" or "Period"
Replies: 1
Views: 1652

Check if this happens in other programs like Wordpad. Probably it is Word's autocorrect converting .. to … (elipsis) which is not defined in your font. See this list of recommended glyphs for body text fonts.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: desperatly need auto-import
Replies: 7
Views: 10178

Which version of Font Creator are you using? I exported a single text character from Page Plus as WMF. Then imported that into Font Creator 4.5 to create this Test Font. No problems at all. The curves are smooth without any further work.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Why won't my font work in Microsoft programs?
Replies: 6
Views: 4625

Take a look at Format, Settings, Ranges, and check that the Unicode settings are shown. If no Unicode ranges are defined MS programs might have problems.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font distortion?
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

See this thread

Probably you need to redesign your graphic to make it look better at small sizes. I think there is a way to embed bitmaps in a font for use at small sizes too, but I have never used it.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 22, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Scripting Support
Replies: 12
Views: 11104

Is there an easy way to put the character that is in the glyph when it's empty in the Caption? ('Postscript name' maybe) Yes. Start a new font. This uses the WGL4.TTF template, which contains images of all the glyphs, and all the mappings and postscript names. Just copy the glyphs that you need to ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:49 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: more than one colour in characters
Replies: 2
Views: 1842

No. It is not possible. Truetype fonts have no colour attribute. Contours can be filled with black • or filled with white o.

Try a DTP application like Page Plus (version 9 is now available very cheap) or Draw Plus 4. Type the text, break it into curves, then apply the different colours.