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Posts by metaphasebrothel

There are more than 23,000 fonts available on DaFont. No one can or will help you with this inquiry, if you don't tell us which of the fonts you've installed have this quirk.

It should not have been necessary for me to point this out.

sanz67 said  (view post)
my font never appear in dafont....

i was submitted a font 2 days ago...and i'm still waiting..
i've uploaded many times but never appear
what's wrong with my font???
anyone can help???

You need to hold your water. A follow up after two days is premature.

If you want immediate gratification, upload to Fontspace. Your submission will be posted within a couple of minutes. That's also why there are a lot of shit fonts on that site; there is no evaluation process in place there, to weed out the clearly amateurish submissions. There are a lot of great fonts available at Fontspace, and many that you won't find here. There are also many that you won't find here for a completely different reason.

All the more reason to mention the licensing terms in the headers of your fonts. You might clearly set out the terms in a read me or license document in the .zip file you upload to Dafont, but there's no guarantee that other sites that use DaFont as the source for their files will make anything more than the .ttf available.

The moderators here also remove links posted from any site that has the download in an .exe file type, (if legitimate, a self-extracting installer), as opposed to a .ttf, .otf, .zip or .rar file for the download. There's no telling what you might be adding to your computer, when you open an executable file obtained from an untrustworthy source.

Feb 21, 2014 at 21:37  [reply]  urgent!

Identified font: Cooper Black

Edited on Feb 22, 2014 at 10:14 by drf

Feb 12, 2014 at 00:31  [reply]  Making Fonts?

You can start by reading this section of the FAQ:

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.


Feb 05, 2014 at 14:15  [initial post]  Ask the Designers

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: 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.

Jan 30, 2014 at 06:01  [reply]  Animal Tracks

Keith, you could have saved us both some time and effort by just opening the file called !LEGEND.TXT in the download .zip.

Jan 26, 2014 at 23:03  [reply]  New font

Try the links on this page:

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:

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.

Jan 11, 2014 at 14:13  [reply]  Font Tools

koeiekat said  (view post)
CPSS said  (view post)
Font Tools

... 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:

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.

Dec 31, 2013 at 01:57  [reply]  Blind Pilgrim - Contest

Not the right font for this:

Dec 14, 2013 at 22:09  [reply]  Khmer MN

groovysoul said  (view post)
pilaster said  (view post)
groovysoul said  (view post)
Khmer MN

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, (), is made with Alt & 144.

Dec 14, 2013 at 21:45  [reply]  Error in Font

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

Dec 12, 2013 at 06:04  [reply]  About commercial use

(A Deep Thought by Jack Handey).

You could try sending a private message to the Webmaster:

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.

Woodcutter 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.

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