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Fontforge, formerly known as PfaEdit, is a type face editor tool.

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Adding anchor points to edit Arabic font in FontForge

I am working with an Arabic font and the diacritics for one of the glyphs were badly off. I opened the font in FontForge and saw the glyph had no anchor points like the other glyphs and so I added ...
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No effect of kerning pairs :(

My issue is that kerning doesn't seem to have any effect! It is very similar to this question, however the answer which helped that guy didn't help me :( Here is what's going on: I added a lookup ...
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Create Bitmap Only Font from Bitmap Sources (possibly using FontForge)

I have found other threads/questions related to bitmaps and fonts but I think my usage case is atypical. This is for a very casual group project designing a font together. A group of non-artists has ...
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FontForge: Change the aspect ratio of an existing font

I have found a font I really like to program with, but it is too tall. I would like to scale the height of the font to 80% (or alternatively scale the width of the font to 125% if that might work ...
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How to change L and R bearings of a referenced glyph?

I created some glyphs with element → build → build composite glyph. Now, Lbearing and Rbearing are locked. How can I change the glyph’s bearings without using Unlink References?
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How to add old style figures from one typeface to another in FontForge?

The main font that I'm using for a project lacks OldStyle numbers, and I would really like to add them from a different typeface (one whose numbers I think complement nicely with my original font). ...
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Modifying a monospace font (fontforge)

I am attempting to swap out the numerals in an existing monospace font (ttf) with some from a different monospace font (also ttf). I can't seem to get fontforge to export a mono ttf though. Even ...
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The logic of kerning classes

I am a beginner with FontForge and I would like to know: Whit is the best logic to create classes. I mean: I have to kern, say, VA but Va too. Obviously, I have to kern a lot of other glyphs with a. ...
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How to set an 'ignore' on a pattern for contextual substitution in FontForge

I'm working on coding a custom font in FontForge for some positional alternates of letters. I am not working with feature files for alternates, but using the FontForge interface for building lookups (...
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How to see all chars in a font from FontForge

I have a pfm/pfb font called Chanakya which I know contains characters outside the 0-255 range eg. (\u2022 has अ). I know this because I can programmatically display the character's code:- But ...
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Can't get my cursive font to connect fluidly (FontForge)

I've made a cursive, Arabic-esque font in FontForge and everything works great, but the letters don't quite connect right, there's almost always a little gap. I've tried messing with kerning and ...
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New line errors in FontForge

I've been creating a fictional, Arabic-inspired font in FontForge using a Latin keyboard. I've only been able to get initial contextual substitutions to work by starting each line with a space. This ...
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Isolated > medial substitutions in FontForge

I've been working on a font for a fictional language (Ta'agra from Skyrim) and I'm having issues getting the substitutions to work. It's supposed to be written similarly to Arabic where each letter ...
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Failing to draw round circles in Fontforge

I'm using Fontforge to design a typeface, but I have a problem: I cannot draw round circles! :( I click the circle tool, then draw the circle in the usual fashion (holding down Shift to get a circle, ...
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A font with custom ligatures (for music)?

I want to make a custom music font that can be typed in Microsoft Word 2010, but I cannot get custom ligatures to work. In Word 2010, I have in Font > Advanced the Ligatures option set to 'All'. I ...
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FontForge scripting “Insert Text Outlines…” dialog

I'm a Python developer dabbling in font creation for the first time as a side hobby using FontForge 2017-07-31 over XQuartz 2.7.11 on MacOS 10.12.6 My goal is to create a series of novelty font, in ...
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How can I tell FontForge to work with Korean characters instead of Latin/English?

I'm using FontForge to convert otf fonts to ttf, it works fine if I'm working with "Latin/English type characters" but when I'm working with Korean the resulting ttf includes none of the characters (...
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Inconsistent kernings shown in metrics view in FontForge

I am working to modify an existing font (Sacramento, under SIL OFL license), and wish to adjust kernings after having made a few stylistic changes. I thought I had found the proper way to do it (...
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Creating final forms with FontForge

I am working on a handwritten cursive font (latin character set) using FontForge, and wish to have glyph variants for a few characters (s, p, ...) at the end of a word, so that there is no spurious ...
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Fontforge: Glyphs importing from inkscape with path inverted

When I import an svg from inkscape into fontforge, the path is inverted. Why is this? I am running windows 10, with inkscape 0.91. When I try to import a glyph outline, fontforge imports it, but does ...
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How to create a true type font (.ttf) font from CAD-designed letters?

I need to create a true type (.ttf) font, in order to use in different programs without the need to convert the font every time. So I designed an alphabet using AutoCAD and now I want to create the ...
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How to import an SVG image and set the SVG width as the gliph advance?

I use Inkscape to draw one SVG file per letter and FontForge to integrate it. For this, I follow this guide of FontForge documentation. In the SVG file, I use the right border to indicate a character’...
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How can I hide the ring under certain diacritic characters in an Arabic fonts?

I'm looking for this ring in font forge to remove it or modify it but can't find it. Here is an example of these rings. They are supposed to read like this: However, I merged the two fonts above to ...
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Validation issues – duplicate unicode code points?

I am trying to generate a self-created True Type font. When validating, I’m getting a bunch of characters with: There is another glyph in the font with this unicode code point. This happens after ...
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Kerning in FontForge does not seem to have any effect

I am trying to add kerning data to my font. I have manually kerned each letter pair in the “Kern Pair Closeup” window, like this: But these settings do not seem to export once the TTF is generated. ...
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Pinyin font with larger diacritics

Where can I find a Pinyin don't with larger than normal diacritics? When positioned next to Chinese characters, e.g.. in a list, they would make the intonation of the characters more obvious. (Many ...
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Generating font files from SVG files

I am trying to make an installable font (trueType, openType + web) from different svg files containing the characters. The tricky part is that the letter shapes are actually randomly generated by a ...
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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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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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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 ...