Unicode and TypeTool/FontLab.

hyphen8's picture

Let me first apologize for what must seem to be highly inane questions to you, the experts, from me, the scratch beginner...

I know that TypeTool(v2) provides several Unicode opportunities in several different languages, but, can I create a grid that is compliant with Unicode for a particular character set that is not listed in TypeTool's Unicode drop-down? For example, the Unicode website gives the code assignments for a script called "Khmer Lunar Date Symbols"--if I wanted to design a typeface for this script, or let's say just one of its characters, "Pram Roc" (Unicode #19F5), can I assemble the Unicode-compliant grid (table) for this script in TypeTool? (It is not currently listed in the drop-down.)

Thanks everyone.

twardoch's picture

Paul,

you don't need "grids". They are only provided for preview purposes, but you can easily design without them.

If you want to design a typeface for Khmer, simply design the glyphs and assign the Unicodes to them using the Glyph properties panel (Edit / Properties).

If you desperately need the "grid", you can modify the uranges.dat file that is in the Data folder within your TypeTool installation folder. The file is plain text with a simple structure.

Adam

hyphen8's picture

Done.

So, now that I've assigned the character its (Uni)code and the typeface design is complete and installed in .ttf format, will it be Unicode compliant?

twardoch's picture

Judging on this one issue -- yes.

Adam

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