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Jan 14, 2015 at 19:29  [reply]  Help Creating a Font...

LynetteBonner, you can't go wrong, listening to claudeserieux and toto@k22. Most of what I know about making fonts was either learned from them, or learned on my own, through trial and error.

If you're just starting out, and haven't developed bad habits yet, I'd suggest you try spending a lesser amount of the design time in creating the source graphic you want to import, and more time editing the vector version of that image, in the font editor. With typography, the final state of your vector images is all that matters. You can import a ready made vector, you can import a finished image to convert it to vector, you can draw the glyph entirely within the font editor, or you can 'sculpt' the glyph from a rough shape.

You might want to do a glyph or two by each method in your next font, and see which procedure best suits your creativity.

I used to spend all of my design time making detailed monochrome clip art, to import into a font editor, to attempt to retain as much as possible or the details, when converted to vector format.

Later I've just drawn a rough shape in my font editor, eliminated the unneeded nodes defining the contour outline, and manipulated the remaining nodes like modelling clay. I get my best results that way, where each glyph has as few nodes as possible, but great care is taken, in where the're placed. I'll send you a private message, with some image links related to what I've described above, concerning sculpted glyphs.

ilhamfnh23, you're using Windows XP, so this should be a lot easier than with a newer computer operating system.

First open the Installed fonts folder, in C:\Windows\Fonts, or the Fonts folder in the Control Panel; it's the same place. Select the Details view from the menu bar. Sort the output by size, showing the largest instlalled fonts, (size greater than 2,000 kb), Take note of the name of those fonts. You probably have fonts like Arial Unicode MS, Batang, or MS Mincho installed.

For the large fonts located, click the Start button on the task bar, then select Programs → Accessories → System tools → Character Map. You can also open the character map by typiug C:\Windows\system32\charmap.exe in the address bar, or in DOS command prompt, and hit the enter key, to open the character map. The Korean display is probably somewhere in the lower section of the character maps for one of your large fonts.

Things like that are really easy to do with Windows XP. They're either harder to do, or they can't be done anymore, with the newer Windows operating systems that are designed to help uneducated people access social media on cell phones.

The procedures for performing work tasks have been streamlined or eliminated, so that the people using computers without training, education, or experience will not feel excluded. Later Windows operating systems are designed to have the computer do the thinking for you, so you don't have to. Anyone who thinks that concept is a good idea is an idiot, will be an idiot, or will be an ancestor of an idiot. It's inevitable.

Stick with the Windows XP, where the computer follows your commands, instead of the other way around.

It sounds to me like you depressed a key on your keyboard that doesn't correspond with a glyph properly placed within the font, and you are using MS Word.

Example: You are trying to type left quotations, but you haven't added all of the quotation glyph cell properly. The MS Word document defaulted to Times New Roman because what you typed could not be displayed with the selected font.

If this happened with a completed font, as opposed to a beta font for a work in progress, I'll bet it involves single or double quotations, or greater than, less than, Euro symbol, broken bar, or an accented glyph or ASCII symbol. Most likely the glyph you're trying to type isn't included in the font you're using, or it is included, but not in the correct location, or it is partially, but not completely included, (that would relate to quotation marks).

There may be other reasons. I've experiences the switch to Times New Roman in MS Word usually when the problem related to quotation marks. If you're trying to make a font, and experiencing this problem in testing, read some other threads in the discussion forum, scrolling backwards by topic, and learn a few things that have been explained previously, just not in a thread started by you.

Jan 14, 2015 at 10:57  [reply]  Help Creating a Font...

LynnetteBonner said  
That's good to know. I don't need one for Linux. Was just using it because it was free. Any recommendations for good starter programs other than Fontforge? I'm willing to pay, but don't wan't to spend hundreds.

LynnetteBonner, I have a number of font editing programs, but I do almost all of my font creation with ScanFont 3 from FontLab. It was released around 1995, and is no longer sold. It has nothing directly in common with the FontLab software called ScanFont 5, currently sold.

Scanfont 3 is a stand alone Font editor that can create .ttf, and .pfa/ .pfb font files, and .vfb project files that can be opened and modified with FontLab Studio. Scanfont 5 is a plug-in for FontLab Studio.

Unfortunately, ScanFont 3 doesn't work with Windows operating systems later than XP, and not with some Windows automatic update installed soon after January 31, 2014. I had to get a second computer that's not connected to the Internet, with Windows XP as the operating system, to be able to keep using ScanFont 3.

I have to move files between computers with a flash drive, because the two computers would have to be connected through the Internet to have them on a Local Area Network.

My methods are, however, very different from most everyone else'. I use imported monochrome bitmap images made with MS Paint, as opposed to composing glyphs in the font editor, or importing images prepared in an app like Adobe Illustrator. I 'sculpt' rough edged vectors that approximate bitmap images, as opposed to creating a vector image of an illustration prepared and imported from a graphic design program.

With Windows 8, you couldn't use ScanFont 3, even if you wanted to. It's a big reason why I stick with XP, despite not being able to use newer applications that only work with operating systems after XP.

koeiekat said  
... I know and you know that the fast majority of freebees...

The grammatically correct English version of this phrase translation from babelfish would be:

"You and I both know that the vast majority of freebies..." It's vast, because the breadth is sizable. I can't see how a 'fast majority' could be accurate, in context.

Minecraft Logan said  
Vegas Won't Show imported media

When ever i drag something into the timeline, the screen stays black in the preview box. how can i fix that?

Does this have anything to do with the plot of a science fiction film or television program?

You'll need to do a little bit more of your own thinking before you can do the rest to help you out.

We couldn't see what you were doing, while you were poating that question, and by the time we had read it, you were no longer sitting in posting on dafont on the computer by the window, while wearing your Magpies game jersey. We only have the standard 2 frames per minute cache in the forum users surveillance records.

Jan 08, 2015 at 13:11  [reply]  Help Creating a Font...

LynetteBonner, There are quite a few different places to put the quotation marks, for proper display:

034 quote dbl
039 quote single

These two positions are for 'straight quotes', that appear in a text document. You'll need different source graphics for these.

130 quote single base
132 quote dbl base

These two are right quotation marks, and are placed on the base line, rather than near the caps height.

145 quote left
146 quote right
147 double quote left
148 double quote right

These are well above the base line, where you'd want them to be in text.

When using single or double quotes around a word, phrase, or sentence, you might need to close the quotes, for the left quote to appear in text display.

I can't tell you more. I had the same problem until recently, I was given the above advice, and the quotes work fine in my new font, not yet released.


Jan 08, 2015 at 12:59  [reply]  Cherche police symbole

Cherche police symbole

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Jan 05, 2015 at 21:21  [reply]  Add Dafont into Blogger

rf27304 said  
Add Dafont into Blogger

How do you add Dafont into blogger for blog?

blDafontogger for blog?

blogger foDafontr blog?

blogger for bDafontlog?


Edited on Jan 05, 2015 at 21:22 by metaphasebrothel

Jan 05, 2015 at 21:17  [reply]  Cannot download fonts

Well that ruled out a lot of possible explanations. Can you tell us the name of the font to which you are referring, ddcura? Possibly the problem is with the font file. Somebody here using Windows 7 could check to see if they're having the same problem. Is it one font causing the problem, or all of the ones that you have downloaded, and tried to install? I'm still using XP, so this part will have to be handled by the European contingent.

Jan 03, 2015 at 23:54  [reply]  Cannot download fonts

koeiekat said  
metaphasebrothel said  
... Look at the picture icon. if it looks like a font icon, it's a font. If it looks like a stenographer's pad, it's a text document. If it looks like a folder with a zipper on it, or three books with a belt around them, it's a .zip archive.

Or look at the file extension. When it says pfb, pfm, ttf or otf it is a font. When it says txt it is a text document. When it says zip or rar it is an archive. But those extensions have to be visible of course.

I always display file extensions, except when I'm going to be renaming a batch of files.

Sometimes the same icon is used for different image, archive or video files, often dependent on the same default program being used to open the different file types.

I often need to know if a video file is .avi, .mpg, .mov, .mkv. .ts, etc, and even the details view won't tell me that.

I may need to know if an archive is .zip, .rar, or .7z, (or .z7, I don't have many of those). I often need to know if an image is bitmap, .png, .jpg, .tiff, or .gif.

Showing the extensions lets me do that. That's why you do that, too. It doesn't make sense to show the extensions, however, if I'm renaming 100 files at the same time. I hide the extensions until that task is over, then show them again. It's a whole lot easier to do that with Windows XP.

I use Windows 7 where I teach computer skills in one-on-one lessons. I hate it. The whole concept is changed. Instead of the computer following the user's commands, it anticipates what it 'feels' the user wants to do, and does that for him. I want the computer to follow my instructions. I don't want it to direct me.

That's why I'm sticking with XP. I don't want my computer 'dumbed down' to make things easier for people who don't know what they're doing.

Finally, koeiekat, we agree on something. Surely that is the first Sign of the Apocalypse!

Happy new year.


Edited 2 times. Last edit on Jan 04, 2015 at 09:26 by drf

Jan 03, 2015 at 14:30  [reply]  Cannot download fonts

ddcura said  
well it seems you're too caught up in being a jerk to actually read what I first said and what isn't actually working. It says it cannot download it because it is not a valid font NOT that I downloaded it twice. Maybe next time you should learn to read, but it seems you're too busy being a jerk to people on the internet instead

Dude, are you trying to install the .zip file? It's necessary to extract the .ttf or .otf file from the .zip archive first. You knew that, didn't you?

Look at the picture icon. if it looks like a font icon, it's a font. If it looks like a stenographer's pad, it's a text document. If it looks like a folder with a zipper on it, or three books with a belt around them, it's a .zip archive.

Jan 03, 2015 at 14:25  [reply]  Marvel Logo Font Alternative

Comic books usually use custom lettering, done by staff members, who do lettering for a living. They get paid a lot less than Keith Morris.

Dec 31, 2014 at 19:18  [reply]  DaFont download statistics

tophy52 said  
That sounds like something you had to do when your boss busted you downloading fonts on your work time !

You're not even as funny as koeiekat. Stop listening to mimes.

Dec 31, 2014 at 08:34  [reply]  DaFont download statistics

I would have expected most people to download fonts when they aren't at work. If I was the boss in an office, or a restaurant, or a post office, and I saw one of my employees downloading fonts, I would assign him extra work duties, since he had so much free time on his hands.

I can't think of a fourth reason why someone would intentionally have a single case font. Case closed.

koeiekat said  
Only single case type? Why?

That probably means an all caps alphabet character map, two licenses, or an e e cummings handwriting font. Ome of those three, probably the first.

What part of 100% free did you not understand? Just use it. That's why he made it.

There's got to be at least one Manfred Klein font with circles around numbers, and probably a few.

Dec 18, 2014 at 21:38  [reply]  Foglihtenno01

Try doing what you did before, when you could print it, and not what you did this time, when you couldn't. If you could do it before, but not now, the problem isn't with the font. It's also possible that your printer is out of ink.

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