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How to fill body of outline font with color

Mar 23, 2013 at 21:29

Hello guys

I'm making a font and I want it to be hollow. Like the Agent Orange font for example. The problem is, that when I type with it on the red background, the inside of the font is also red. When I write on the green background, the inside of the font is also green. The border still remains black but I want also the inside to remain white.

I'm using FontCreator 6.5 btw.

Do anybody of you know how to fill hollow fonts with the color? It would really help, thanks.

Mar 23, 2013 at 22:34

The short story is, you can not. The glyphs of a digital typeface - a font as one Canadian prefers to name it - are nothing but vector(s) that can only be reproduced in one color as set by the application to use that digital typeface. In the case of an outline/hollow one thus only the vectors show. The rest is the background color, which is the 'inside' and the 'outside' of the outline/hollow one.

The long story is, yes it can be done but it makes typing extremely complicated as you would need both the outline glyphs and the inside of the outline glyphs is one and the same file and then have to change color for each subsequent character. Has been done. Madame is a nice example. But imho only usable for freaks.

Imagine this, without the spaces left and right of the = : [color = red]A[/color][color = green]a [/color] (which would be the filling of the outline A set at a negative position to fill the outline) to produce an A with an red outline and a green inline on a given background color. Sure no problem for one or two words. But imagine a 1000 letters text ... Brrrrrr

Edited 2 times. Last edit on Mar 23, 2013 at 22:40 by koeiekat

Mar 24, 2013 at 02:23

Mar 24, 2013 at 02:48

Mar 24, 2013 at 08:48

@ Sweetface, yes.
@ Claude, OP asked how to make a font that does this by itself. So without the use of a drawing application.

Mar 24, 2013 at 14:21

Mar 24, 2013 at 20:33

... as I said ... can be done but - imho - not very usable ... as Madame to name just one of other examples.

Mar 25, 2013 at 09:15

Mar 25, 2013 at 09:43

Mar 25, 2013 at 10:02

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