You can start by reading this section of the FAQ: http://www.dafont.com/faq.php#create
You'll need a font editor, (a program that turns vector images into font files). A vector is a solid image created by lines attached to two or more points, called nodes.
Depending on which font editor you plan to use, you'll either draw your font characters, ("glyphs"
), with the font editor, or import your images from a graphics program, (Adobe Illustrator, MS Paint, etc.), into the font editor.
In Microsoft Word
, when I select text from a font I'm working on, there's no space above the glyphs:
but if I type and select the same text using other fonts, a lot of white space above the glyphs is selected:
I'd like to add a small amount of white space at the top, just enough so the tops of the rounded glyphs aren't flattened at lower point sizes; perhaps 30 editing units. I'd also like to reduce the white space below by an equal amount, so that the net width between lines of text stays the same, otherwise there will be too much of a line gap, when the Q isn't used.
What do I need to do?
1) Download and install Winrar
. You can get it here: http://rarlab.com/download.htm
Go with the X86 32 bit version.
2) After installing Winrar, double-click on a downloaded .zip file, and select Extract
from the menu, then click the OK button. A folder containing the files within the .zip will be created in the same folder as the .zip itself.
Keith, you could have saved us both some time and effort by just opening the file called !LEGEND.TXT in the download .zip.
Try the links on this page: http://luc.devroye.org/indic.html
If you can not find a free download, you may, at least, find some specific font names, for which to search.
You can probably find an Urdu font here: http://salrc.uchicago.edu/resources/fonts/available/urdu/
There's an Arabic character set in the system font Tahoma
, for one.
Edited on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:01 by metaphasebrothel
You can't copy installed fonts in the manner described by Menhir. The fonts will be corrupted during the process.
There is, however, a way it can be done. This is how someone who has those fonts can forward them to someone else:
1) Open a window of Windows Search. Search for all files and folders. Leave the 'All or part of the file name' field blank.
2) In the 'Look in:' list box, click the down arrow, and select 'Browse...'. In the Windows Explorer tree, browse for the location C:\Windows\Fonts, (or an alternative location, if your operating system keeps installed fonts in a different folder). Click the Search button. The search results will display all files in the installed fonts folder, including .ttf, .otf, and .fon system files.
3) Edit -> Select All all of the Search results, and copy the files. Create a new folder, and paste the files from the search results into the new folder.
4) Open the new folder, Edit -> Select All, and create an archive. Depending on the size of the archive, it can either be sent as an e-mail attachment, cut/ pasted to a portable drive, or uploaded to a file hosting web site, to transfer the archive from person #1 to person #2.
Person #2 can extract the files from the archive, and install them in their fonts folder.
Note: you may want to do the installation of the fonts one by one, as your current operating system may have updated versions of some of these fonts. If the file names are the same, the new versions, (ie: the ones from XP), will overwrite the version that are currently installed.
A similar procedure can be used, if you want to have the font names and file names match. To do that, follow steps #1-3 above. Instead of step #4, rename the copies font files to match the internal font names, Delete the installed fonts, and cut/ paste the renamed font files into the installed fonts folder. I did this with Windows XP some years ago. The only fonts that I couldn't rename/ reinstall were Tahoma, Microsoft Sans Serif, and the font I currently had selected for Notepad.
... Basically I want to add a decimal to the numbers ...
Add a decimal
There's no period in the character map. I think that's what he means.
Perhaps someone can suggest a period from a different font that's compatible with this one: http://www.dafont.com/cgf-locust-resistance.font
You'll need to give us your IP address and password, if you want help, based on what you posted.
I think Candy
manufactures washing machines in Italy. They used to sponsor the Tyrell
team in Formula 1 in the early 1980's
Edited on Jan 06, 2014 at 19:33 by metaphasebrothel
From reading the message board on Dieter's site, it seems like one can obtain permission to use his fonts commercially by asking politely.
the right font for this:
I'm looking for a similar font to the english characters in the Khmer MN font supplied with Mac OS X.
Don't take this the wrong way, but since you are using OS X, why don't you just use the english characters in the Khmer MN font supplied with Mac OS X?
Thanks. That would be the obvious solution, but when I posted this I needed an accented e, which wasn't included.
In any font that contains 'standard' accented e glyphs, you can make them with the Alt key and the number pad:
1) Enable the Num Lock key.
2) Press and hold down the Alt key.
3) Type the number shown in the graphic, from the number pad, (don't use the number keys above QWERTYUIOP).
4) Release the Alt key.
The capital E with acute, (É
), is made with Alt & 144.
1) Open the project file you created with your font editor - this would be a .vfb file type, if you use a font editor made by FontLab. If could be .ttf file type for FontCreator.
2) Double-click on the capital Q, (or whatever you would normally do), to display the vector image.
The 'random dot' is a contour, defined by two or more nodes, (nodes are points that connect lines in a vector). You may need to enlarge the view of the vector, to be able to 'target' a node in the contour.
3) Right-click on one of the nodes in the contour you want to remove. One of the options in the menu should be 'Delete Contour'. If your font editor has an eraser in the editing tools, you could also remove the unwanted contour by clicking on the eraser, and moving the point of your mouse over the contour you want to remove.
4) Save changes to your font, generate a new version of the font, resubmit the font, with a notation that the font has been updated.
How about Lost World
, by Shrine of Isis
Edited on Dec 14, 2013 at 19:49 by metaphasebrothel
(A Deep Thought
by Jack Handey
You could try sending a private message to the Webmaster: http://www.dafont.com/pm/post.php?user=2
I doubt that any action will be taken. It looks like he has made a poor quality knock off of the black and white .jpeg in the second link. That's not copyright infringement. If you had made a vector image, and he had used your
vector in his font, it would be a different story. Given the poor quality of his image, it's unlikely that he is costing you any income, from this facsimilie. Taking into account that DaFont
is based in France, and the font creator is in Spain, you have no legal grounds to demand that the font be removed. The fact that his font is free is important, from a legal perspective, because you could have no claim to earnings from his creation, because they're aren't any.
What he appears to have done is very common among Dingbat fonts. All of my fonts are based on artwork or photographs downloaded from the Internet. I manually trace the multicoloured images to two colours, import them in monochrome bitmap form into my font editor, and modify the vector image that the font editor creates. What I end up with is substantially different from what I started with, and that makes all the difference, legally.
may have found your drawing through an images search on a search engine, without ever visiting your blog page. If you don't want people to use your work for other purposes, you should consider adding a watermark, in a colour that would turn black, if converted to monochrome. You might not approve of what he did, but I don't think you have any grounds to prevent him from so doing.
, your post doesn't make it clear what you've done, and what your problems are. Since you're using Windows XP
, as am I, (this information is displayed, for forum moderators), This is what I do:
1) Click the download button. Unless you have changed the default settings, the .zip file download will be saved in the folder C:\Documents and Settings\ <(login name)>\ My Documents\ Downloads.
You can check to see if the file has downloaded by choosing Tools
in the Firefox menu bar, and selecting "Downloads
" from the menu list, (or depressing the Ctrl
keyboard key, touching the j
key, and removing your fingers from both keys.
In the Downloads folder in My Documents, the size of the .zip file icon will depend on what View
setting you're using. The smallest sized icon will appear for the Details
view. The largest sized icon will appear for Thumbnails
, and medium sized icons will appear for the Tiles
view settings. You can only use one View setting at a time, within a window of Explorer
, but you can enable different Views for different Explorer windows open at the same time.
To use the fonts, you must extract the font files from the .zip download, and install them. If you don't have a custom archiving program installed, right-click on the icon from the .zip file download, and select Extract
from the shortcuts menu. If you have a custom archive program installed, you would double-click on the .zip icon.
If you used the right-click procedure, read the instructions in the Extraction Wizard
- it's very simple, for the most part, you just click the Next button, until the Finish button appears. Either of these methods will create a file folder within the same folder as the .zip download. Inside that folder will be the font files - either .ttf or .otf file type - it will be the icon with two overlapping T's, or an O.
Cut or copy the font file to the Fonts folder in your Windows operating system. the location in My Computer is C:\Windows\Fonts
. Once installed, you can use the font in programs like MS Word, Excel and Notepad, or in additional software you may have installed, that uses installed fonts.
If you've done all of this, and the Text display
is 'medium' in a document, you need to select the text, and change the point size, to make it bigger or smaller.
, this is what the c - 0099 glyph looks like in the Pole Dance font:
If your copyrighted artwork substantially resembles THIS image, you might have a case. If the image above looks 'a little' like your artwork, you would not. No law is broken, when someone creates a vector 'inspired' by an existing piece of artwork. You may want to do some research on the "Fair Use" provision in American copyright law. The case of Associated Press vs. Shepard Fairey
is a similar situation, in which Fairey created drawings based on an Associated Press photograph of Barrack Obama
downloaded a picture that you posted on the Internet, and made a font vector from that, and does not charge for its use, I don't believe that he has broken any law.
There's a search field at the top of every DaFont browser window, at upper right. You can search by font name, or by the name of the designer/ foundry. Type in what your searching for, then click the button called "Search".
Try Martin Vogel's Symbols
, or the Mac equivalent of the Windows standard fonts Wingdings 1, 2 & 3
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