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



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