silly queastion: software for editing Font files?


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pyotr filipivich

I downloaded a font file, which I like, but to my eye, has too much
"white space" around the letters.

What recommendations for a font editing program would the assembled
minds make?
A 90 day trial is good, Free is better. (I'm back to being an
impoverished college student, again.)
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pyotr
Go not to the Net for answers, for it will tell you Yes and no. And
you are a bloody fool, only an ignorant cretin would even ask the
question, forty two, 47, the second door, and how many blonde lawyers
does it take to change a lightbulb.
 
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Paul

pyotr said:
I downloaded a font file, which I like, but to my eye, has too much
"white space" around the letters.

What recommendations for a font editing program would the assembled
minds make?
A 90 day trial is good, Free is better. (I'm back to being an
impoverished college student, again.)
--
pyotr
Go not to the Net for answers, for it will tell you Yes and no. And
you are a bloody fool, only an ignorant cretin would even ask the
question, forty two, 47, the second door, and how many blonde lawyers
does it take to change a lightbulb.
I used FontForge, but the learning curve is a killer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontforge

More than half your time will be spent reading the
tutorials and learning how some of it works.

Ideally, you want to change a metric which applied
to the whole font, rather than editing each character.
It'll take a long time if you do that.

I used it for changing the mapping between
character codes, and the characters within. So
I wasn't actually editing glyphs with it. All
I had to do, was "copy-paste". But even copy-paste
is not easy in that program. Some of the things
you copy, end up overriding all cells in the font table.
Many times I had to start all over again.

I would rate the program as "expect some hair loss...".

Paul
 
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meerkat

pyotr filipivich said:
I downloaded a font file, which I like, but to my eye, has too much
"white space" around the letters.

What recommendations for a font editing program would the assembled
minds make?
A 90 day trial is good, Free is better. (I'm back to being an
impoverished college student, again.)
--
pyotr
Go not to the Net for answers, for it will tell you Yes and no. And
you are a bloody fool, only an ignorant cretin would even ask the
question, forty two, 47, the second door, and how many blonde lawyers
does it take to change a lightbulb.
Hi "pyotr", not exactly the answer to your question,but...
go to Google, and type in freeware font editor, you`ll get several
responces.
best wishes
 
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s|b

What recommendations for a font editing program would the assembled
minds make?
A 90 day trial is good, Free is better. (I'm back to being an
impoverished college student, again.)
If free is what you want, you should try asking your question in
alt.comp.freeware. There's a lot of noise there, but I see you use Forté
Agent, so it shouldn't be that hard to create some kill filters.
 
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pyotr filipivich

meerkat said:
Hi "pyotr", not exactly the answer to your question,but...
go to Google, and type in freeware font editor, you`ll get several
responces.
Not to be snarky, but - Google provides responses, yes. What it
doesn't provide are answers, or even relevant responses.
best wishes
Thanks.


--
pyotr
Go not to the Net for answers, for it will tell you Yes and no. And
you are a bloody fool, only an ignorant cretin would even ask the
question, forty two, 47, the second door, and how many blonde lawyers
does it take to change a lightbulb.
 
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phamp

s|b said:
If free is what you want, you should try asking your question in
alt.comp.freeware. There's a lot of noise there, but I see you use Forté
Agent, so it shouldn't be that hard to create some kill filters.
thanks, I'll give it a shot.
pyotr
 
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John K.Eason

What recommendations for a font editing program would the assembled
minds make?
A 90 day trial is good, Free is better. (I'm back to being an
impoverished college student, again.)
While it may not be suitable in this case, it's not well known that there is a
simple built-in font editor called 'Private Character Editor' already in Windows
which has been there ever since XP.
Go to Start > Run, type 'eudcedit' and press <RET> or search for Private Character
Editor in Windows help.

Regards
John (john@jeasonNoSpam.cix.co.uk) Remove the obvious to reply...
 
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R. C. White

Hi, John.

Thank you for that tip! Yes, the Private Character Editor is still here in
Windows 8. I probably will never need it, but it's nice to know that this
little "Easter Egg" is here. ;<)

RC
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Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
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(pyotr filipivich) said:
What recommendations for a font editing program would the assembled
minds make?
A 90 day trial is good, Free is better. (I'm back to being an
impoverished college student, again.)
While it may not be suitable in this case, it's not well known that there is
a
simple built-in font editor called 'Private Character Editor' already in
Windows
which has been there ever since XP.
Go to Start > Run, type 'eudcedit' and press <RET> or search for Private
Character
Editor in Windows help.

Regards
John (john@jeasonNoSpam.cix.co.uk) Remove the obvious to reply...
 
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JJ

While it may not be suitable in this case, it's not well known that there is a
simple built-in font editor called 'Private Character Editor' already in Windows
which has been there ever since XP.
Go to Start > Run, type 'eudcedit' and press <RET> or search for Private Character
Editor in Windows help.
Good luck changing the "A" character with that. ;D
 
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phamp

(e-mail address removed) (John K.Eason) on Sun, 1 Sep 2013 12:33
+0100 (BST) typed in alt.windows7.general the following:
While it may not be suitable in this case, it's not well known that there is a
simple built-in font editor called 'Private Character Editor' already in Windows
which has been there ever since XP.
Go to Start > Run, type 'eudcedit' and press <RET> or search for Private Character
Editor in Windows help.
To quote the Librarian "Oook, ook!"
 

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