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Hi Steve, 

 

first of all congratulions. What a great achievement and it is gerat to see
you so successfull. 

 

On the other hand  I do not understand what is the outcome in the end if
you have finished your project. You know that I desigened and created lots
and lots and lots of SignWriting TT-Font signs that had been very usefull
for a nice looking printout without any stairs... 

 

From what I understand  this kind of TT-Font you ar working on cannot
simply be installed as a new font in the font-folder of my computer. I even
cannot open such a Font with Fontlab  the program that allows to create or
to redesign TT-Fonts. 

 

Would it be possible for you to explain to the non-software-experts on the
sw-list  like me  what will be the difference in our daily work with
delegs or SignPuddle if you have installed your new TT-Font?  It should be a
smooth and nice looking design/graphic as well on teh screen as well as on
printouts at any seize. ???  Would love to understand that. Do we have to
install anything on our computer at home or is everything already arranged
somewhere on your server? Can you show a demo of a short sequence - ?? 

 

All best 

 

Stefan 

 

 

 

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Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Stephen E
Slevinski Jr
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 8. Oktober 2014 00:42
An: [log in to unmask]
Betreff: Re: SignWriting 2010: TrueType fonts with SVG clarity

 


On 10/7/14, 3:50 PM, Bill Reese wrote:

Steve,
That sounds great!  I'm guessing that the SVG Refinement didn't have enough
points or curves to provide a solution without retracing?

Hi Bill,

FontForge was having trouble importing the SVG Refinement because the
symbols were too small and too irregular.  Enlarging the SVG Refinement by
itself wasn't enough.  With the custom work that Adam Frost and I did
putting the SVG Refinement together, the SVGs were valid for display, but
FontForge choked on some weird issues.  This isn't an issue with the SVG
Refinement, but with the FontForge import.

Luckily, Inkscape is able to understand the SVG Refinement without any
issues.  A series of conversions later and I have a new SVG set that is
enlarged and more regular.   The FontForge results will be much better with
the new SVG set.

The SVG Line conversion has been running for the past 4 hours and the hands
are almost complete.  No crashing.  A few more hours and I will be able to
produce an accurate TrueType font.  I am very excited.

Then I need to run the whole conversion a few more times for the filling and
then for the shadow.  There are a couple of other cleanup issues where I'll
need to run partial conversions.  I should have all of the source images
done this week.

After I have the symbol glyphs accurately importing into FontForge, I can
focus on some of the TrueType properties that deal with alignment and other
such issues.

Regards,
-Steve

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