Transforming a fully-lined font to a dotted line font

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Transforming a fully-lined font to a dotted line font

Post by Maneg » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:00 am

Hello, I am new here. I have a question for experienced users of FontCreator. I have a font that has regular full lines in letters and I want to make the exact dotted font from these letters. Is there any option that can transform full lines into dotted lines? I need this to for a project that aims to teach children in a preschool group how to write proper capital letters.

There are many free dotted fonts but I would like to convert this one into dots because it fits my purpose.

Thank you very much in advance for your help.

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Re: Transforming a fully-lined font to a dotted line font

Post by Alfred » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:24 am

I haven't tried this, but I imagine that if you type a set of characters in a vector drawing program and convert the text to curves/strokes, you could then change the line style from solid to dashed/dotted and export the result to PDF or SVG for import into FontCreator.

I presume you're starting with a monoline font, since a font with varying stroke widths wouldn't really be suitable for converting to dotted lines. Which version of FontCreator do you have?
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Re: Transforming a fully-lined font to a dotted line font

Post by Maneg » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:16 am

Hi, thanks for your answer. I have FontCreator 5.5.

I am now trying to do it manually, with the help of knife tool. I edit contours and then delete the "sliced" parts manually, bit by bit. It is time-consuming and not quite tidy :oops: I will try your advice because I would like to have tidy letters in this project.

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Re: Transforming a fully-lined font to a dotted line font

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:42 pm

Maneg wrote:Hi, thanks for your answer. I have FontCreator 5.5.
This version is very old now. It lacks features like import of vectors, and the free draw tool.

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Re: Transforming a fully-lined font to a dotted line font

Post by Maneg » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:41 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Maneg wrote:Hi, thanks for your answer. I have FontCreator 5.5.
This version is very old now. It lacks features like import of vectors, and the free draw tool.

If you're currently using FontCreator Home Edition, the upgrade to the latest FontCreator 10 Home Edition is $39. If you're using the Pro Edition the upgrade price is $99.
Thank you for this info, I will try to negotiate some upgrades :D .

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