On 9/17/14, 3:57 PM, Bill Reese wrote:
> Steve,
> I'm impressed!  That must have taken a lot of creative processing.

Hi Bill,

Yes, the conversions are interesting. Each part of the process takes 
time to set up and time to run.  Some processes take a few minutes. 
Others take hours.

I just created my first TrueType Font this afternoon.  I am able to load 
all of the SVG Files and apply all of the OpenType features to the glyph 
set.  The FontForge python scripting takes a few minutes to run and 
produces a TTF file that I can install on my computer. I've successfully 
created and installed over a dozen TrueType fonts.

When I open the SignWriting Font Test page, I see my symbol image on the 
right under the Unicode 8 section.

The left image is from an SVG Server.  The middle image is from 
Eduardo's font.  The right image is from my font with Unicode 8 
characters.  It works in FireFox, but not Chrome.

I'm not done yet.  I have several issues with the SVG data I created and 
the OpenType features I defined.  I need to recreate all of the data and 
fine tune the import process.

As an example, the arrows had issues that I will be able to address.  
The middle arrow is from Eduardo's font.  Initially, my image looked the 
same.  I was able to use a different SVG set and produce the 1-color 
symbol image on the right.  There are several issues like this 
throughout the set that I will be able to correct.

By next week, I'm hoping to have a series of 1-color fonts for the 
SignWriting symbols.  It should work for Unicode 8, Unicode PUA, and 
Formal SignWriting.  The font file is currently named "iswa2010.ttf" and 
it is 4.5 MB large.

After I have the 1-color fonts completed, I will need to package the 
2-color fonts.




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