Tutorials for Font Creator?

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Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by Billybudwin » Thu May 29, 2014 5:22 am

Hello. I am new to Font Creator and I would like to know if there is a place where I can find tutorials on getting started with Font Creator? :(

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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu May 29, 2014 8:11 am

Tutorials for FontCreator

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Specific questions about how to do something are best asked in the Support Forum. Tell us which version you are using and attach your Font Project if it doesn't seem to work as expected.
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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu May 29, 2014 8:45 pm

I have added a Getting Started tutorial to my Review Page. The first one was made for FontCreator 7.5 Professional Edition.

It is not very well polished as I am still learning how to use FastStone Capture. More videos may follow later if I can find the time. They are in Windows Media Player format. Use the Pause button to read the text, which disappears a bit too quickly.

This is a Direct Link to the Getting Started tutorial (19.9 Mbytes).

Updated again now that I learnt how to delete unwanted sections, and extend the display of text messages.
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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri May 30, 2014 10:51 am

I'm not able to see it, as I don't have windows media player. Could you upload it to youtube?
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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri May 30, 2014 11:14 am

Erwin Denissen wrote:I'm not able to see it, as I don't have windows media player. Could you upload it to youtube?
I wonder why not? Isn't it installed with Windows 8?

Download the Free Windows Media Player.

Uploading to YouTube is troublesome — updating an existing file on my own server is simple with FTP. I already updated my file this morning (this one is bigger and better at 22.1 Mbytes).
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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri May 30, 2014 12:34 pm

Our Windows installs came without movie player, but I've managed to view the video and must say it contains a lot of valuable information.

WMV is not widely compatible with Mac and Linux, so people can't watch the movie on an Mac, iPhone or iPad.
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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri May 30, 2014 2:50 pm

Erwin Denissen wrote:WMV is not widely compatible with Mac and Linux, so people can't watch the movie on an Mac, iPhone or iPad.
That's not so bad since FontCreator doesn't easily run on MAC, iPhones, or Linux. :D

I updated the video again. I learnt how to delete bits, and extend the display of text comments, and it's slightly smaller now too.

FastStone only exports to WMV format as far as I know.
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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by Alfred » Fri May 30, 2014 5:54 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Erwin Denissen wrote:WMV is not widely compatible with Mac and Linux, so people can't watch the movie on an Mac, iPhone or iPad.
That's not so bad since FontCreator doesn't easily run on MAC, iPhones, or Linux. :D

I updated the video again. I learnt how to delete bits, and extend the display of text comments, and it's slightly smaller now too.

FastStone only exports to WMV format as far as I know.
Yes, the otherwise excellent FastStone Capture currently only exports to WMV format, but there are plenty of video converters out there, many of them free. I had a quick go with your previous version earlier today, using Freemake Video Converter, and I managed to create a reasonable 720 × 540 copy as an MP4 file which weighed in at just over 18 MB. New users may well want to view tutorial videos on an iPad or similar while learning to use FontCreator on a PC.
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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri May 30, 2014 8:36 pm

Alfred wrote:
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I had a quick go with your previous version earlier today, using Freemake Video Converter, and I managed to create a reasonable 720 × 540 copy as an MP4 file which weighed in at just over 18 MB.
My latest version actually got 50% bigger, but I think I will skip this step. I will let others convert my WMV files if they want to watch them on an iPhone.

You should run Malwarebytes to clean your system.

Freemake installed a load of PUPs, so I removed the link in your post, and uninstalled the program.
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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by Alfred » Fri May 30, 2014 9:07 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:You should run Malwarebytes to clean your system.

Freemake installed a load of PUPs, so I removed the link in your post, and uninstalled the program.
I run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware regularly, and my system is clean. However, I do recall something in Freemake Video Converter (perhaps in an update) being flagged up as PUPs by MBAM quite some time ago. Sorry about that! :oops: All very unfortunate, because it's easy to use and it does work well. :(
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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by MikeW » Sat May 31, 2014 7:49 pm

This was shared on another forum I frequent. Looks interesting, includes video. I downloaded it, haven't installed it yet as I am leaving town.

http://tinytake.com

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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:33 am

I added another tutorial for Using the Glyph Overview
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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:37 pm

I added another tutorial for Adding Characters
  1. Copy and paste glyphs from a font with an OpenSource license agreement
  2. Use Complete Composites
  3. Insert empty glyphs and copy outlines and/or metrics from the current font
  4. Use the Insert Characters Dialogue to add an entire Character Set (Latin Additional A)
  5. Use the Glyph Transformer to run the Eastern Europe script, to add a wider range of characters to support all language of Eastern Europe.
After adding characters using the above methods, some outlines may need some editing, or the position of some accents in the completed composites may need adjusting for position. The Home Edition doesn't have the powerful features to automate the process, but you can still add characters and create composite glyphs.
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Re: Tutorials for Font Creator?

Post by hhnguyen » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:05 am

Thanks for the video tuts. They are very helpful for novice like myself

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