New to Typophile? Accounts are free, and easy to set up.
Wondering if there is a plan for Fontlab to embody VOLT's features with next new version !
Hello, i'm a new FontLab user. I made an opentype font with features but some of these aren't compatible with InDesign (for example: fina). There is a features list compatible with InDesign?? Or i'm in mistake? Someone can tell me what's the problem? thanks for the answers!
In my sophomore year (now a senior) we were required to make a typeface. Although that was just the beginning of the assignment, the second parts like making a specimen, won't help me now. Needless to say, since that class I've fallen in love with type. Researching, reading, but never producing anything.
I've decided that as a personal project, I would like to revisit what I originally called December and take the forms created in illustrator and turn them in to an actual font. Lowercase, numerals, so on and so forth. I've picked up "Learn Fontlab Fast" and I'm about to dive in over the weekend. I have some sketches for lowercase, and already plan on refining some of the shapes. But I figured why not see what the masters at typophile have to say.
we made a script for automatic font family naming in FontLab and I want to share with you.
The FL5 PDF manual states: "FontLab Studio 5 ships with a very extensive set of pre-installed default glyph template images" and that they "cover the entire Unicode 3.2 character set" but I'm unable to find them on my system on which FL5 is loaded.
This sounds like exactly what I need to get started creating a Unicode font from multiple Latin and Greek fonts that we maintain for a client (created in Fontographer 4, used currently as Type1 fonts).
Any ideas where I can get such a thing?
I'm about to start digitizing a typeface for a designer who has never used Fontlab.
Each glyph has been drawn by hand very well on strict gridded paper.
Is there a method of applying the same paper grid to my Fontlab grid?
Thanks a lot guys!
Hello there, again ;)
I have a problem with my font - when I export it, the problem is next: when I write with it the height of one line is very very long, just to be sure you understand here are some pics of it [of course the problem is same in Illustrator] ;)
Why is that happening?
I work with FontLab 5.0.4 :)
This topic was discussed in 2005 but I feel is worth re-visiting since the recent release of fontographer 5. Fontlab has a comparison chart for their entire collection of software which can be located here http://www.fontlab.com/fontlab-products/compare/
I suppose my primary interest is with those who have used the new Fontographer.
One reason the program fell the way side, it would seem, was its lack of support for opentype which is now included in fontographer 5.
I created a font for a school assignment a while ago, and I'm having a little trouble with Open-Type in order to make it work properly.see the font here: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Shoelace-Typefeet/465085
Since the typeface uses shoes as characters, I needed it to be like this:
Right foot, Left foot,Right foot, Left foot,Right foot, Left foot,
At first I just put all the right feet in uppercase glyphs and left feet in lowercase glyphs, so you needed to type ThIs WaY to make it work (not the best solution, but I had a tight deadline). Now I am trying to find an open-type solution to make it look right regardless of how you write, but I'm not sure about which open-type feature I should use.
I am a bit of a noob at Font Lab, so any help would be appreciated.
Anyone knows why this attached happens in FontLab after a few months after a reinstall? How can I avoid this?
Apparently this is somehitng only aesthetic, but I faced a lot of times FontLab crashing after I tried to mark a glyph with a colour, via this same menu. So annoying…
Hello there everybody, I've been looking for some information on this forum for a while now and I've registered to ask one question so if you can help me it would be great.
Is there any way in Font Lab to create glyph specific metrics? For instance, when a capital Y is next to a Capital A I would like to have the Y snuggle up real close with the A, but when the Y is next to a T I don't want it to overlap nearly as much.
I can see this question has been asked before, without answers, so I'll try again...
I am having the same problem.. everytime I try printing from fontlab the program crashes.. anyone else experienced this?
I am once again "typefacing". Back from the grave!
Anyway, i am having a strange issue in Fontlab.
Tried to import background but it doesnt recognize the .JPG or .BMP or even .GIF it does recognize .TIFF but when i try to import tiff it just gives me an error.
hello. i wondered if anyone could provide any help or advice with fontlab? at the moment it seems to have set a default descender of -250pt. the typeface i've created drops below this and when i test/generate the font all the descending glyphs are clipped slightly where the tails exceed the descender line.
i imagined dragging the descender below the lowest point would have solved the problem but it didn't seem to affect it. perhaps there is another way?
any help would be greatly appreciated.
I keep changing things within the kerning and whenever I generate a font, it asks me if I want to rebuild the kern feature.
Sometimes, I get the dialog box when generating the OTF font file at the end of the exporting process... and that's when it freezes the program. the only safe way I can rebuild it is to rebuild it within the opentype window and then generate the font.
I'm afraid i'm damaging the font?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
I'm stumped. Does anyone here know how to detect reversed postscript hints using Python in FontLab?
Here's what I tried:
font = fl.font
glyphs = font.glyphs
for index in range(len(fl.font)):
glyph = fl.font[index]
vhw = glyph.vhints.width
if len(vhw) < 0:
print glyph.name, vhw
I find there are two things wrong here (but I don't know how to fix them).
1. FL py reports width as not being an attribute of hhints
len(vhw) < 0 returns nothing even when I know those instances are present
Any help is appreciated.
I was wondering does anyone know - is it possible to install and start FontLab in Windows7?
Ok, so I was using class based kerning and on the metrics window, everything seems to be working fine... kerning values look like they should. "Class kerning with exceptions" is enabled in the Metrics window.
However, when I open up the preview window, I see that kerning is all messed up and not working like it should (seems like class kerning is being ignored).
I tried exporting the font and I still get that.
Anyone here knows what is happening?
I spent about 10 hours kerning pairs and to know that my kerning is now not working is stressing me out big time :(
I've been studying optimal hinting techniques for correct screen display of typefaces. I've read tens or hundreds of pages of text about hinting, and I've taken quite a few stabs at googling it (the word "link" is a pretty useless search term on the internet).
Still I can't still quite grasp the difference between a hint and a link. Could someone here explain it to me?
Version 1.6 of the Font Remix Tools is now
available for download from http://remix-tools.com.
This update includes a new tool, the RMX Harmonizer, and numerous little improvements. For further details please visit the website.
The Font Remix Tools are a set of plugins for FontLab Studio.
Here is the message FontLab gives me:
>>>[FATAL] aborting because of errors:
syntax error at "-63"
[/Users/chrisL/Library/Application Support/FontLab/Studio 5/Features/fontlab.fea 11]
I had been cleaning up classes and getting rid of some duplicate commaaccent glyphs when I tried to recompile. The message above is what happened.
I then made a copy of the file and one-by-one deleted each feature and attempted to recompile between each removal to no avail. It seems as though it may be something in the classes but I am going nuts for 2 days now trying to find it!
I am hoping someone can clue me in on my malfunction.
Desperately seeking help,
Having a problem with the default 3d Extrude script in fontlab. IT generate the shadow a little bit offset witch make it look missdesign. I'm sure it was report many time. But is somebody have a better python script or a workaround ?
I've recently learned how to use Fontlab Studio 5, and I also learned how to script ligatures. But I noticed Illustrator for example has more buttons in the type tool section: Standard Ligatures, Contextual Ligatures, Discretionary Ligatures, Swash, Stylistic Alternates, Titling Alternates, Ordinals and Fractions.
So out of that list, I only know how to script the standard ligatures. Does anyone know how to script the others, or do you know a source to learn about it? Most font families contain all the ligatures and swash letters as seperate fonts rather than putting it into a single font (OpenType). Is there a reason for doing this?
Edit-Find or Command-F can help me find glyphs in the font window, but what's the easiest way to track a given glyph down in (a) my classes, and (b) my OpenType code, within Fontlab?