View Full Version : [Paid?] Font Modification?

11-08-2009, 02:53 PM
Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone here is handy with modifying true type fonts?

I have one I want to use for some stuff, but it is missing both "w" and "W", they just aren't part of the font for some reason.

I tried using FontCreator but I am just all thumbs at it.

My hope is that someone here can help me or is an old pro at this.

Thanks in advance :)

Steel General
11-08-2009, 02:55 PM
Does it have an 'M'? You could just flip it over (at least for the capital)...

11-08-2009, 02:57 PM
It does have an "M" but I need it to be usable in word documents, hence the need to modify the font, not just rasterize it and flip it :(

11-08-2009, 08:47 PM
Usually fonts missing letter are demo fonts... check the font information and it probably will indicate the foundry selling it.

-Rob A>

11-08-2009, 08:52 PM
Not this one, this is a free font that was made to match the characters in the Voynich Manuscript and it just doesn't have those two characters.

I want to use it as a lost language in my games and just hand the players papers that are actually english in that font, so when they translate it I can change the font.

Unfortunately my attempts to add the Ws have fail due to my spectacular lack of understanding the fontCreator software :(

11-08-2009, 09:29 PM
I just installed that Font thingamajig this morning but have not yet tried it out. Once I try it I'll let ya know if I can use it or if I am confused too.

11-08-2009, 09:30 PM
Cool beans man and good luck... seriously :)

11-08-2009, 09:32 PM
Oh and for those who are interested, this is the font I am talking about.

EVA Hand 1 (http://www.voynich.nu/extra/eva.html)

It's a very cool real world mystery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript) too!

11-08-2009, 10:18 PM
W can be "made" by sticking two V characters together (or U if you want to take the name of the character literally). If you have inter-character spacing available, set the spacing on the right-hand one slightly negative until they overlap. Or select words without the missing character(s).

11-08-2009, 10:20 PM
Could you maybe substitute something similar in its place? There are a few others that I know of that are similar: Malachim, Alphabet of the Magi, RK Meroitic are free; Chaldean, Uvezich, and Kathasa you can buy at The Scriptorium (http://www.fontcraft.com/scriptorium/arcana/); and Fontica (http://www.fonts.ro/) has a bunch of weird looking foreign things.

11-09-2009, 12:23 AM
While font substitution may be the answer, I am hoping to make it a last resort.

I will look for some kind of FontCreator tutorial and see if that helps.