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truetype font editor

From: Chuck Ramsdale
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 06:53:56 GMT
Is there a shareware or other lowcost truetype font editor
that I can use in creating special characters used in music

I'd say DTP Type Designer (see my Other Tools page) is the cheapest software that would suit you -- Laurence

Bar Code

From: Anderson Alves
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 1996 11:48:44 GMT
I'm studying how to use true type fonts to print reports with bar codes.

I'd like to receive all the true type fonts of bar code that you have.
Thank's !

Anderson Alves - Joinville -SC - Brazil

Sorry, I find bar codes rather boring and don't collect them! Try Bear Rock Technologies or Azalea Software -- Laurence

font smoothing in Windows 95

From: Rob Noble
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 11:10:45 GMT
I asked the Truetype guys at MS this question and they suggested
I ask here, so here goes:

I don't like having some fonts (typically between 7 and 13pt)
unsmoothed, even if the font renderer could produce more
readable text at that size, because the unsmoothed text looks
out of place next to smooth text on the screen. Is there any
way I can force Windows 95 to smooth all fonts no matter what

You have to edit the 'gasp' table. Currently there's no way to do this without hex-editing the table and rebuilding the font -- Laurence

true type and the law

From: Robert Kisielewski
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 1996 18:52:36 GMT
I am interested in making set of fonts for polish community in U.S. Somebody told me that I can use existing fonts to add polish letters, but afer that I will have to change name of the font. example arial to polarial

This is probably fine if you only do it for fonts they could obtain freely anyway, like the fonts Microsoft give away. Otherwise you'll need the explicit permission of the font producer -- Laurence


From: Bruce Balcerski
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 19:55:48 GMT
How can I convert a logo, created in Windows Draw 4.0 into a TrueType font?

Save it in a format that Fontographer can read, such as Adobe Illustrator -- Laurence

240 DPI truetype fonts ?

From: Edward Bradley
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 20:21:19 GMT
Are there any truetype fonts available that designed or edited for use at
240 DPI

TrueType fonts are usually designed for use at all resolutions. Unless you're talking about cheaply produced TrueTypes, they should display fine at that size -- Laurence

Printing all TT fonts

From: Todd Owens
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 07:50:50 GMT
How can I print a list of all the True Type fonts I have installed?
Is there a shareware utility available for Windows 95? All I want
to do is some how catalog all my fonts. Any suggestions?


Todd Owens

times new roman condensed

From: Jason Seiden
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 15:40:44 GMT
I'm trying to find someone who has made a condensed TrueType font in either a Times New Roman face or something close to it. Help?

Monotype produce a family (regular, bold, italic) of Times New Roman condensed. I don't know if it's been released as TrueType -- Laurence

Mac TrueType <==> Windows TrueType

From: Alex Walter
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 1996 21:30:53 GMT
How about some practical tips, hints, and pointers for
converting TrueType fonts between the Windows and Mac
platforms in either direction.

Since this mail I've added references to conversion tools on the TrueType tools page -- Laurence

TrueType Open

From: Boaz Hanan
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 1996 12:03:18 GMT

I have a program that use a truetype open font (chine)
and I want that program will work on windows 95 English version.

How can i install the font on this version of windows (not
international version.)


Boaz Hanan

PCL TrueType fonts

From: Tara Wood
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 20:18:45 GMT
I am looking for specs for PCL TrueType fonts.
I have the general specs for TrueType fonts from Microsft,
but I would like to parse PCL TrueType font files. I am
not sure what differences there are, ...
Can anyone point me in the right direction?

I think you're looking for specs on Hewlett-Packard's PCLETTO format (PCL Encapsulated TrueType Outline). I've thought about buying HP's up-to-date specs, but they're fiendishly expensive so I haven't. I started to reverse-engineer the format a couple of years ago, but got called off before I got that far. The fonts didn't include all TT tables. I think cmap and post were 2 of the missing tables: it used its own glyph mappings instead. Anyone else? -- Laurence

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