Runic unicode block and bearings

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Runic unicode block and bearings

Post by Lesley Prince » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:22 pm

I am working on a runic font (just because I can). Accordingly I have been working on the Unicode Runic block, filling it with the requisite images. So far so good. Some of these I have copied into the Latin mappings so that the font may be used as a normal font. Again, so far so good. The problem I have is that while FontCreator seems happy to calculate bearings for those glyphs contained in the Latin field, it completely ignores those glyphs in the Unicode runic block. Have I missed something? or is this the norm? Does FontCreator regard the runic block as a symbol block and therefore require the bearings to be set manually?
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Re: Runic unicode block and bearings

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:08 pm

You will have to manually set the bearings for non Latin characters.

We might consider adding support for Optical Metrics for other Unicode blocks or even a general one, if more people think this would help with their font development.
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Re: Runic unicode block and bearings

Post by PJMiller » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:02 am

It would be a great help.

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Re: Runic unicode block and bearings

Post by Lesley Prince » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:22 pm

That would be very useful. Thank you.
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