HELP! my new font crashes the character map (and everything else)

irf2k's picture

I recently found an arabic font online for free (scheherezade), but some glyphs were not mapped (and so they didn't appear in the character map in Windows and I wasn't able to use them).

To fix this, I opened up FontLab and spent countless hours mapping each glyph to the appropriate unicode.

I recreated the font, but now when I install it and try to open the character map, it crashes.

So does every other program when I try to use my new font.

How can I even BEGIN to figure out what is wrong?


PS - I no longer have fontlab, but I can provide anyone willing to help with the font files (.ttf, .vfb, .bak)

mk2's picture

Did fontlab throw any error message upon generating?
Put the generated font online so other typophiles can look inside. (but please be aware of copyright issues, although it's a free font)

irf2k's picture

No, fontlab didn't generate any errors

The original arabic font can be found free with an Open Font License at:

Also, I created my new font as both TT and OT, available here with the .Bak and .VFB files:

Final bit of info:
When I open up the character map, it can load the first few glyphs, but when I try to scroll down, it crashes!


JanekZ's picture

Yes, I know, this thread is a bit old...
I opened your font in FontForge and got that message:

BTW no warnings!??
Edit: and my (win XP) charmap also fell over.

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