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size and generating

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:01 pm
by JJDOWNEY
Hi would like to know about creating and generating type. I use corel draw to create shapes and typeface/sets. I am currently looking at a situation I have faced many times. When I have all of the characters done for my typeface. I put 1 character per page. As ive done in the past. I encountered that working out the measurement of the letters in corel is different than in your font program. How can I set the height of a letter to a 1000 px or pts etc... measurement in corel that matches for example if I want the height to be 1000 in your program. When I export each character within corel. Via export/overwrite font character by character to make full font in corel via exporting. then when I open my typeface in font creator its a totally different size.
I don't know what measure your program has. meaning is the height in pts or pixels? as there are rulers top and left of screen.
how can I set a height in corel to match the height I want in font creator?

As if for example I want the height to be 1000 in font creator. But when I export the character to a 1000 in any measurement its never extact. if I take a capital letter either as postscript or typeface and export it there is always a different in height.

Re: size and generating

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:45 pm
by Erwin Denissen
JJDOWNEY wrote:Hi would like to know about creating and generating type. I use corel draw to create shapes and typeface/sets. I am currently looking at a situation I have faced many times. When I have all of the characters done for my typeface. I put 1 character per page. As ive done in the past. I encountered that working out the measurement of the letters in corel is different than in your font program. How can I set the height of a letter to a 1000 px or pts etc... measurement in corel that matches for example if I want the height to be 1000 in your program. When I export each character within corel. Via export/overwrite font character by character to make full font in corel via exporting. then when I open my typeface in font creator its a totally different size.
If you did make and export the font solely through Corel, then the issue is on that side.

It might be better to import the individual characters from Corel into FontCreator.

FontCreator has specific import settings for vector based images. You can find those on the Import tab within the Options dialog.
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Re: size and generating

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:44 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
JJDOWNEY wrote:I don't know what measure your program has. meaning is the height in pts or pixels? as there are rulers top and left of screen.
The units are "funits", which by default is 2048 per em.

See the FAQ thread for more details.