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What is the top left point of a character in a font?

How to design a font in a way that there will be no margin from its sides. basically when I draw the letter "H" in the top=0, left=0 position, The top-left of this letter must be on the top left of ...
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Fontforge: it is impossible to zoom to 70%?

I can zoom to 100%, I can zoom to 50% - but I can not to manually set any zoom level? I checked official manual - and found that zoom only mentioned as 'you can zoom with this button and with this ...
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snellen and sloan fonts are flipped/mirrored

I've downloaded the Snellen and Sloan fonts distributed on this website. I'm on Linux Fedora. I've saved the fonts on ~/.fonts and the fonts are available to my applications (Inkscape, Libreoffice). ...
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FontForge: how to scale with saving proportions?

I tried to hold the Alt or Shift or Ctrl but anyway I accidently change the aspect ratio of letter when I only need to increase size.
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Fontforge: `some fragments did not join` - how can I find this fragments?

Sometimes I can see the problem and connect the dots, but sometimes I just do not see where the fragments are not connected. For example this letter: What can you recommend? I importing svg from ...
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Tracking in photoshop vs LBearing and RBearing

I wish to modify the spacing in a font such that it matches the look in photoshop. In photoshop I have set the "tracking" to be 200. In FontForge (fonteditor), I can only modify LBearing and Rbearing. ...
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FontForge: Creating simple substitutions in TrueType fonts

I'm trying to create a font that automatically substitutes s with ſ (long s) under the right circumstances (ſ for initial and medial forms, s for terminal forms). However, I can't seem to get it to ...
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Glyph doesn't show hollow space

I drew the inside line of my O before the outside line. Now the O just looks like a circle, the inner part of the O isn't empty. How do I get it empty?
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What to do when a custom font appears as black boxes - FontForge

I am trying to create a custom font that I can use in a book I am writing. I have drawn the glyphs I want in Photoshop, opened them individually in Illustrator and converted them to the .SVG format, ...
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Editing glyphs in FontForge and related software has no effect – depending on where you look

Preface I'm unsure whether this is the right place to ask this kind of thing but honestly, I'm at wit's end here, so I'll try anything. Feel free to migrate or edit. Actual question In a font I ...
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Choose new font encoding

I'm about to make a new font and I'm not sure which encoding to use. I will only have latin characters + some custom ligatures + alternate versions + small capitals. Should I use ISO-8859-1 with ...
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Reference points of the glyphs and scaling them

Suppose that I am designing a new font in either fontforge or fontlab and suppose that I already have a model font. What do I need to do so that the reference points of the glyphs in my new fonts is ...
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What's the technical term for groups of glyphs in an OpenType font?

This question is asked with FontForge in mind, but I'm sure that if I get the terminology right then it would help me. Here's my screenshot: See how in this font, you can hold the mouse down and ...