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Title: Making Font Resources and Template
Post by: Zefk on May 24, 2016, 01:05:28 am
Salutations!

About:
I am working on making .ttf packages for the fonts I posted and this is what led to this post. I was using fontforge to make the fonts, but I found out that I could not export bitmap (Png) files into fonts, but the fonts can be traced and used as a template. I decided to use the High-Logic FontCreator instead becuse it works well with bitmaps.

Template:
Download (http://forum.solarus-games.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=636.0;attach=296)
Alternative Download (https://mega.nz/#F!vE9AxYra!6VI-HOKI-CyqdUAr99rxwg)

I imported all the "Good Neighbor" font character splits I did into the Fontforge .sfd work file and started on the special characters. There are Gimp, some Photoshop work files, and splits included. I relicensed my modifications as CC-BY-SA because I can and it will help this template out more. Exporting the layers might be a pain after you edit them or something. The solution is to use the multiple export extension for Gimp. Multiple export (http://forum.solarus-games.org/index.php/topic,614.0.html)

Originals:
Download (http://forum.solarus-games.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=636.0;attach=295)

Font Making programs:
Fontforge (https://fontforge.github.io/en-US/) (Linux and Windows)
Type light (http://www.cr8software.net/typelight.html)
Raster Font Editor (http://www.cylog.org/graphics/rasterfonteditor.jsp)
BIRDFONT (https://birdfont.org/) (Linux and Windows)
Fony (http://hukka.ncn.fi/index.php?fony) - is an editor for bitmap (raster) fonts

It would be nice if others mention other free font making programs.

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Title: Re: Making Font Resources and Template
Post by: Stormfruit on May 24, 2016, 03:27:24 am
The gbdfed link doesn't work
Title: Re: Making Font Resources and Template
Post by: Zefk on May 24, 2016, 03:51:17 am
I removed it from the list. It seems a bit outdated after further research.