Convert true type font to bitmap font ?

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vilius
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Convert true type font to bitmap font ?

Post by vilius » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:59 pm

Hello,

I'm looking for a tool to convert *.ttf font to *.fon in windows platform.
Possible to do that using High-Logic tools ?

thanks
Vilius

vanisaac
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Re: Convert true type font to bitmap font ?

Post by vanisaac » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:22 pm

Why, in god's name, would you want to exact such an atrocity?

No, there is no support for generating bitmap fonts in FontCreator. I do know that FontForge, on linux, does have embedded bitmap functionality, and I'm pretty sure there is a tool from Microsoft typography that enable you to extract the embedded bitmaps. That's really the only workaround that I know of.

Hutschi
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Re: Convert true type font to bitmap font ?

Post by Hutschi » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:09 pm

I know a rather old program - it is Softy from David Emmett. Unfortunately he died some years ago.

Softy is basically both a truetype and a pixel font designer. It allows to import true type fonts and to store them as pixel fonts.

I do not remember whether it is allowed to post url here. But Softy (1.07b is easy to find.
I used this before I found the font creator program.

Best regards
Bernd

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