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April 17, 2005, 03:15 PM

I want to make a font creator of my own i've done the editing part but i cant save my fonts i would like some help with some information about how fonts are saved regardless true type .ttf ore simple .fon files i would like to know
at least .fon


April 17, 2005, 03:28 PM

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Apart from that, you might be interested in
which have a general listing of file format specifications.

- Wernaeh


April 18, 2005, 02:17 AM


If you want to know i usualy confide in our oracle "Google" but in some cases
the oracle bursts out with 1 mil found sites using the word font, beeing a very used noun. The .fon is on it's way in my program the ttf is a "little more complicated"


April 18, 2005, 02:38 AM

Listen, you DON'T want to know how FONs and TTFs are saved. What you want is here:

Do you also realize that TTF fonts are *vector* fonts ? I doubt your editor is capable of creating vector fonts along with all the proper kerning and hinting required. Sorry for having underestimated you if it is, anyway.


April 19, 2005, 02:31 AM

My program is capable of making fonts based on bezier curves between points
like ttf does it, and also im trying to develop a system like macromedia flash to recognise hand drawn curevs and curves directly from scaned text like manuscripts etc. The editor is capabile of adjusting automaticly and manualy the kerning. Is the first thing i fond about making fonts and I read those articels some time ago but i wanted to know how actualy the ttf fonts are saved and how the file is structured.


April 19, 2005, 02:45 AM

Hmmm... Freetype is open source... If you must...

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