Can I copy glyphs from existing fonts ?

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Can I copy glyphs from existing fonts ?

Post by atacht2015 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:42 pm


I am developing a new font, which will have the roman alphabets included in it. Does there exist a way in which I can copy the glyphs from some existing font instead of drawing them from scratch.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Can I copy glyphs from existing fonts ?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:13 am

Yes, just copy and paste, but make sure that you use a font like my fonts with an OpenSource license that allows this.

However, do note that if you do this, your own font must also be released as an OpenSource font.

The copied glyphs will have metrics such as Caps Height, x-height, ascenders and descenders that your new glyphs should match, otherwise your font will look odd if Roman text is mixed with your glyphs.
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