Which encoding to choose? How to add caracters?

butter's picture

Hi
I got a little problem as i don't really know which encoding i should use when generating the font. I'm on a Mac, so i choose Mac Os Roman, however when using the typeface in Textedit, the characters match my keys, trying in Illustrator they don't.
So how do i choose the right encoding?
And a second question, how do i add special caracters like pictos to my font? Srry, i'm a student and initiating in Fontlab so thanks for any help.

johnych's picture

MacOS Roman is OK. But perhaps you haven't provided characters with right names. Use the Glyph->Glyph Names->Generate Names command to generate names from Unicode indexes.

Johnych

butter's picture

Thanks a lot for the quick answer i'll give it a try.

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