Encodings & characters.

Ramiro Espinoza's picture

The encoding of characters for Mac and PCs are differents and they have not the same number characters

So, what is the correct way to work when you are designing a font?

Do you make two differents .FOG for each platform?
Or do you use the same .FOG and then you change the encoding when the font is generated?

I am in a mess...

Ramiro Espinoza's picture


gregorycadars's picture

Not really sure if that's the "correct way" to do that, but I personnally choose the ISO latin 1 encoding when designing the font.

And for creating platform-specific versions, (supposed working better?) I make different .FOG for each OS.


ricardo's picture

Hello Ramiro and Gregory, normally I use the same file to creat a different enconding, I only change the file when I want to make a ISO latin 1 or other. I use the same file to mantain all information ( letters, space, kerning pairs ...), the only thing in fact that change is the enconding. If somebody have more experience in this case I would like to know with more details.

Regards for both / Ricardo

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