Single line fonts

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Gregor77
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Single line fonts

Post by Gregor77 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:57 pm

Hi all and the FontCreator team,

(V 6.5 Unregistered evaluation)

I know this discussion comes up every now and then, and I have read through the posts regarding this topic.
One won’t find true single stroke fonts very often, but I have found and bought such a font to study it.
It is a real one stroke font even with curves, not line segments only.

I want to create some custom fonts, single stroke as well.
In FontCreator, I loaded this font from above, and it appears as some filled shapes.
This is not what I want, I want to see the line and curve work.

And of course I want to be able to export TTF as single strokes.

Q:
Is this possible with FontCreator, and if, how?

Any insights, hints or whatever are appreciated.


Thanks,
Gregor

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Re: Single line fonts

Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:33 pm

You can make fonts similar to the one you have bought with FontCreator. I haven't seen it, so I don't know what technique/trick they used, but usually curves overlap to avoid issues with automatic path closing.
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Re: Single line fonts

Post by Gregor77 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:39 am

Hell Erwin

You can make fonts similar to the one you have bought with FontCreator.
Hmm, and how?
My tests and trials all failed, I got closed shapes from FontCreator.
Or do I see the magic 'Allow single stroke' switch not?

I haven't seen it, so I don't know what technique/trick they used, but usually curves overlap to avoid issues with automatic path closing.
You should have a look at these fonts.
There are no overlaps, they are clean.

Up to now I do not see how to edit/create such fonts with FontCreator...
...so I assume I can't.
Correct?


Best regards,
Gregor

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Re: Single line fonts

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:02 pm

I don't know how, as I don't have that font. You should open it in FontCreator to discover how they have done it.
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Re: Single line fonts

Post by Gregor77 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:45 pm

Hello Erwin,

of course I followed your proposal _before_ I asked here.
I have read through the forum, tried this and that in FontCreator, no success.

Now seeing that I can't get answers, I give up on FontCreator, I'm having another solution.
Not that comfy, but at least working.


Best regards,
Gregor

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Re: Single line fonts

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:28 pm

Thank you for letting us know.

We do want to help, but you didn't give enough information. A screenshot that shows the font in action would have helped for example.
Gregor77 wrote:In FontCreator, I loaded this font from above, and it appears as some filled shapes.
This is not what I want, I want to see the line and curve work.
I know realize I missed this question, sorry about that.

It is easy to stop the filling in FontCreator, do click the button as shown in this screenshot:
filloutlines.png
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Re: Single line fonts

Post by Dave Crosby » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:22 pm

The "trick" is to make a contour, then delete points until only two making a single line is left.
It is not (in my opinion) a viable solution.
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