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Font Formats and OpenType / Help understanding font families
« Last post by james141 on 2014-04-23, 09:34:57 »

I have probably a simple question. I want to begin using Warnock Pro, and I want to use Warnock Pro Light as my default font for some projects. I understand that the semibold weight is supposed to be used when I hit CTRL-B (or whatever the appropriate command is for bold in an application)—just as the bold weight is used when that command is used with the regular weight, yes?

This seems to work just fine with several other fonts but not with Warnock Pro, and I don’t even know where to begin to figure out why or if there is a way to fix it with TransType or another application.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Fontographer / Re: Problems importing images
« Last post by typerror on 2014-04-22, 19:22:57 »
I downloaded the upgrade and the problem is solved.
FontLab Studio / Re: Multi-Color Fonts with FontLab
« Last post by Alex Petrov (FontLab) on 2014-04-17, 15:15:08 »
I venture to suggest FL Studio is not required if you won't add OT features or kerning or somehow change the output from TransType.
Strictly speaking it is possible to achieve the result using only BitFonter 3 and TransType 4.
FontLab Studio / Re: Multi-Color Fonts with FontLab
« Last post by Alex Petrov (FontLab) on 2014-04-17, 15:12:55 »
Here is the FontLab webinar announcement.

22 April 2014, 1100CST/12pm EST/2000CEST
Register with this link: (Note: don't register using Safari on Mac. Some wacky bug. sigh.)

Color fonts are here!
Until recently, computer fonts were digital imitations of traditional monochrome typefaces. However, since 2013, it's been possible to create OpenType fonts with glyphs that have multiple colors. They don't work everywhere yet, but where they do work, they're really spectacular. Think real calligraphy...corporate logos... icons... 3D letterforms or letters with visible brush strokes!

In this webinar, FontLab's Adam Twardoch will show you how to create color fonts using BitFonter 3, FontLab Studio 5 and TransType 4 - from an alphabet written with a watercolor paint brush on a sheet of paper all the way to an OpenType font that works in Apple Keynote and Pages on Mac OS X!

In order to get the most from this webinar you will need BitFonter, FontLab Studio, and TransType 4. To make it easy for you Fontlab is offering BitFonter at an unprecedented 80% discount (your cost =US$99) to registrants. In addition if you don't already have FontLab Studio or TransType 4 we'll give you a 50% discount on those products. That's a potential US$773 savings on the whole bundle.

There are a limited number of seats available for this webinar, so don't be disappointed - register early.

Color Font Webinar
22 April 2014
9 am PST / 12 noon EST / 20:00 CEST
Register with this link: (Note: don't register using Safari on Mac. Some wacky bug. sigh.)
Principles of type design / Re: Making the smart quotes work
« Last post by Franfonter on 2014-04-15, 11:00:49 »
Hi there,

I am currently building custom photofonts and have come up against the same issue. This thread has been useful so in pointing out the problem I am having, that being smart and dumb quotes. I need to activate the smart quote (quotedblleft), but can't quite figure it out.

In the end, did anybody ever crack this nut? What came of this topic?

FontLab Studio / Re: UPM help
« Last post by fontgeek on 2014-04-12, 20:18:34 »
Did you look at what the values are in the existing font?   You might look to see how their spacing is both vertically and horizontally, and what the relation ship is between them.
From what I am seeing, you are showing us a narrower space rather than having it, the space, being the same width as the rest of the glyphs.   In the end, I would think that it's not really how these appear when they are highlighted so much as it is when they are actually used in a printed or digital document.
I'll be curious to hear answers regarding this issue.
FontLab Studio / Re: Multi-Color Fonts with FontLab
« Last post by fontgeek on 2014-04-12, 20:05:45 »
I'm a bit confused here.
I just received an email from you guys about an upcoming webinar (April 22,2014) on producing multi-color fonts using Fontlab Studio 5, TransType 4, or BitFonter, and here, you are telling me that Fontlab Studio doesn't currently have this capacity.  So which is it, does or doesn't Fontlab Studio have this capacity?
I have Fontlab Studio V5.0.4.
BitFonter / Anybody ever see a glyph delete the image within?
« Last post by Franfonter on 2014-04-07, 20:17:36 »
Hi all,
(first post here)

I was building out a brb file and had built up my entire alphabet. Satisfied with the results, I saved it off as as a phf. This was lucky because when I opened the brb again the letters G and K were gone; lucky because the phf file has not lost the G and K, for whatever reason and I at least have something to show for my efforts. Anyway, the letters were not entirely gone: the glyphs were still technically represented, but the art was either deleted or invisible or...something. Anyway, the cell was effectively empty.

I tried many fixes. All of these attempts include saving, closing and reopening (and I tried closing Bitfonter all the way and even restarted VMware), whereupon the glyphs were empty once again:
-pasting the artwork back in
-deleting the glyph entirely and pasting the artwork back in
-checking the radio button in Tools/Options/Image to Font Conversion and trying the two previous gambits again, separately
-pasting the letter G artwork into a random glyph! I chose the number 6; why not? Once again, it disappeared when reopened
-i copied the letter H into the letter G. Saved, closed and reopened. The H persisted! A good sign. But...when I pasted in the G artwork in over the H, saved, closed, and reopened, the G was once again blank. Drat!

Has anyone ever experienced this problem?

Thanks in advance for your time!

ScanFont / Re: Separating of Glyphs with Scanfont 5
« Last post by Blueman on 2014-04-02, 17:41:11 »
Ok. For whatever reason...the problem is back. Tried the same approach with the lower case letters and now I am seeing the same thing. When I go to separate my characters out, ScanFont will only separate rows of characters, not individual characters. My spacing between characters looks good.

Anyone have a suggestion?


I have an Illustrator (or PDF) file of someones handwriting I want converted to a font.

I know there are many "free font from handwriting" services online, but I think I want something a bit better quality.

I'll need several fonts I need produced.

1. Set one. All caps and lower case. Total 52 characters plus basic punctuation.

2. Set two. All small caps (looks like caps but just a bit bigger than lower case). Total 26 characters.

3.  Set three. Lower case. A different version of the lower case letters. Total 26 characters.

**No numbers or special symbols needed for any of the above***

I'll have the final files ready Monday the 7th or April and I need it done in 2-3 days. the sooner the better.

Let me know what you would charge. Please email me at the address below - not on the forum as I won't be checking it.



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