|Date:||Saturday, January 8, 2005, 1:01|
Arthaey Angosii wrote:
> Emaelivpeith Pipian:
>>I personally use fontforge, but you kinda need to either have cygwin or
>>linux on your machine, as it requires X Windows. For the most part it's
>>very nice, and supports OpenType Tables, which most other cheap or free
>>font creators cannot work with.
> I'd never heard of FontForge before. It looks pretty impressive. Do
> you (or anyone else) have experience with both FontForge and MetaFont,
> to compare the two? Yes, I know that they are very different beasts.
> I'm just looking for opinions on which I might want to use -- although
> when I skimmed the FontForge FAQ, it looked like it might be possible
> to import MetaFont fonts into the program or vice versa...
I've done just that (not that I've actually used metafont... I should
learn how). I happened to download a metafont version of a font that
represented the voynich typeface from the Voynich manuscript.
Regrettably, the imported curves weren't all that great. I believe you
can tweak it however, and get it to match up much better, but it's
hardly perfect. It is a good start however, and you should be able to
hand tweak from what it automatically imports.