Questions tagged [font-forge]

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

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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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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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Font with its name displayed in different font

When looking in Microsoft Word, some fonts, such as Wingdings, are shown in the dropdown using a different font for the font's name, so that you can actually read it. I have designed a font, but its ...
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How do I make conditional ligatures in Fontforge?

I'm working on a Hebrew font and I want to make a conditional ligature that only shows up after certain letters. This ligature has its own unicode encoding so I though that this tutorial will be my ...
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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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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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FontForge: how to blend cursive letters?

I'm working on a shorthand font, which requires anchoring each letter to the next because of the absence of any baseline. When I check my anchors though, I see that the letters are properly placed ...
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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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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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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 to add a contextual ligature to OpenType font, a free tool

I use Fontforge, where plain 'liga' ligatures work, but now I would like to use a contextual ligature. Fontforge does not help here, as its support for both contextual chaining and for Apple state ...
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How to make all font glyphs more bold automatically in FontForge?

Take for example this Tibetan script: This, and every font I have found online for Tibetan (except for Google Noto) does not come in bold. But some I really like the shape of. I was wondering if ...
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Fixing font - some capital letters (e.g. 'Å', 'Ä', 'Ö') cut off from the top

First of all apologies for any mistakes in this text (for example terms or wrong assunptions). I'm no typography expert. I just think changing a font should be possible. That's why I'm asking for ...
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I've problem on Bearing of a ligature with next letter typed after it in Unicode font

I'm new to font developing with FontForge; I'm sorry if I use any technical words incorrectly. I've created a ligature with two glyphs. When the glyphs are typed separately they maintain the spacing ...
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Why are my Urdu fonts generated by FontForge broken?

I was editing an Urdu font with FontForge. After editing I generated fonts, but when I tested all of the characters are being displayed separately. How can I correct that? Here is an example of that: ...
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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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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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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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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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FontForge: Fix cropped font

I have this font which gets cropped in Safari and in FontForge FontForge Safari SVG Text rendered and cropped based on measurements given by getBBox which gives wrong results with this font. ...
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Vertically center a font using FontForge?

I'm using Ostrich Sans as part of a project and i noticed that the font is aligned to the baseline and has a large ascender. I tried but cannot vertically align this through CSS. How can I modify the ...
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FontForge Artifacts on .ttf Font Export

I have an old TrueType font from 2003 that I have to clean up and there's no way to find out what was originally used to create it. I'm using FontForge to fix misaligned vertices so scaling the font ...
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Multiple color of a glyph in a font

I need to create a font where one particular glyph looks like the image below. The complete 'blue bird' is the logo and a glyph. The idea behind this is that the color of 'e' change when I change the ...
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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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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. ...