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Re: [QUESTION] How to make a font?

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Friday, June 28, 2002, 8:46
On Fri, 2002-06-28 at 18:13, Christophe Grandsire wrote:

> Well, not really an answer since I never made my own fonts, but I think the > best way is still to get a font maker. I personally downloaded FontLab, which > is not free, but has a free limited version (the main limitation being that you > cannot make fonts with more than 1600 characters, which is not quite a strong > limitation :)) .
It would mean I couldn't create a single-file font for all of Etábnanni's (á=a acute) letters. They have three scripts; one is ideographic (although fortunately there's only about 100 graphemes) and another is an alphabet written in syllables á-la Hangul (for much the same reason, too). Can't remember how many characters it'd take up, but I do have a file somewhere that lists all the valid single-character syllables (long syllables (either with more than four elements or with a long vowel) use two spaces). Syllables often contain ligatures within making it even more like a syllabry. I guess I could always do it with each individual character in each place, but you'd miss the ligatures...
> It seems also limited in the formats it supports, but it seems > to support True Type, Type 1 and whatever type Macintosh uses, so it's quite
Macs use TrueType fonts too, in fact, the TrueType format was invented by them (well, they may be using Open Type now, but I think that's just an extension or something...). Tristan.


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>