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cboard_member
04-14-2007, 09:45 AM
Using free Windows software? I found one yesterday that requires cygwin but I don't want to mess around setting that up unless I have too, so I'm here firing a shot off into the great unknown that is cboard.

glo
04-14-2007, 09:48 AM
There are several kinds of font types- bitmap fonts, truetype, etc. Is there a specific font you want to create?

Queatrix
04-14-2007, 09:52 AM
I can make my own fonts, I use Corel(tm) products, but their not free (or cheap), but they do everything you'll ever need to do graphics wise. You might want to look into them (Now I'm advertising :P)

I don't know of any free font making software, good luck on it, and if you don't get anywhere, you can always e-mail me the characters vectors (or bitmaps), and I'll make the font for you and e-mail it back. Bitmap or TrueType.

cboard_member
04-14-2007, 10:11 AM
There are several kinds of font types- bitmap fonts, truetype, etc. Is there a specific font you want to create?

Preferably TTF.


I can make my own fonts, I use Corel(tm) products, but their not free (or cheap), but they do everything you'll ever need to do graphics wise. You might want to look into them (Now I'm advertising :P)

I don't know of any free font making software, good luck on it, and if you don't get anywhere, you can always e-mail me the characters vectors (or bitmaps), and I'll make the font for you and e-mail it back. Bitmap or TrueType.

Thanks I'll keep that in mind if my search fails :)

dwks
04-14-2007, 01:24 PM
Using free Windows software? I found one yesterday that requires cygwin but I don't want to mess around setting that up unless I have too, so I'm here firing a shot off into the great unknown that is cboard.
Cygwin is great. I would install it anyway, just because it has a bash shell. :) But if you've always used Windows, you don't know what you're missing . . .

Sentral
04-14-2007, 01:29 PM
Were you using FontForge?

Here's a page on Valve Developer Wiki, there are some font programs in the section. Not free, however, but there are trials.

http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Authoring_and_Using_TrueType_Fonts

cboard_member
04-14-2007, 04:40 PM
Cygwin is great. I would install it anyway, just because it has a bash shell. :) But if you've always used Windows, you don't know what you're missing . . .

I :wub: bash as much as the next guy, I just really can't be bothered. Well, not at 20 to midnight on a Saturday anyway.


Were you using FontForge?

Here's a page on Valve Developer Wiki, there are some font programs in the section. Not free, however, but there are trials.

http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Authoring_and_Using_TrueType_Fonts

I'll check out the trials - hopefully they're 30 days.

ulillillia
04-17-2007, 05:48 PM
I wanted to make TTF fonts as well, but it's almost impossible to find any freebies that don't have trial limitations. The closest I've seen is FontForge, of which is open source, but having to install cygwin is ridiculously complicated. They should have a separate package that only installs what is absolutely needed. Not only that, but the design from what I'm seeing is very awkward (probably because it's not oriented toward Windows). For now, I make bitmap fonts as BMP or TGA files. They are only used in my games.

There's "FontCreatorProgram" that I've heard as being a good program, but it's not free and there is a 30-day trial (mine expired years ago and when I did use it, vertices were often misplaced in the saved output making it a pain to get working right.). I'd almost just write such a program, but I lack the skills with programming and some knowledge with TTF fonts (especially classification-related things).