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posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 08:54 PM
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What I like about FOntForge:

It allows for great detail

it has a "plug in" that will do a trace of an imported png

What I hate about it:

its GUI reminds me of GIMP. Not as intuitive (possibly because I lack nomenclature)

It has to be run in a UNIX shell.

Maybe I should revive my Ubuntu machine.......

Regardless, you ahve sent me on an awesome adventure.




posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 09:09 PM
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its GUI reminds me of GIMP


Come on now... Even GIMP isn't this bad...



I downloaded earlier today and played around a bit. However, I got a migraine after reading the How-to, and had to give up.


Cubic layers (C) use third-order Bezier splines, like PS fonts. Quadratic ones (Q) use second-degree splines, that are harder to edit, but mathematically easier and simpler to control, so they are used in TTF fonts.


This one is all yours, buddy...



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 09:45 PM
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oh come on. There are about 30 links. You pulled from the third paragraph or so on the first link.


The thing is, learning to control is easier if you start by uploading a .png.

The trick: all elements of the emote need to fit into one of two categories: 1 or 0. The emote is a single color, so you have a choice of color fill, or not color fill. Meaning the tongue won't be red.


That is an interesting challenge.



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 09:52 PM
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You pulled from the third paragraph or so on the first link.
EXACTLY!

Those 30 links scared the bejeezus out of me.

I may give it another shot... I do enjoy a good challenge.



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 09:56 PM
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I feel ya.

Here is the source I pulled that program from:

mashable.com...

I checked it out a little bit. Then read what the mashable.com writer had to say. Talk about misleading understatements:


The user interface of this font editor might seem daunting to beginners at first, so to get you on your way, read over the "steps to creating a font" tutorial on the FontForge website.


LOL...."tutorial" he calls it.



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 10:07 PM
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Here is the source I pulled that program from:


Yep... I was there too. I put in a good word for ya.

Man, we really need a good thumbs up emot. I think I use that one 90% of the time.



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 10:27 PM
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My best guess has been that it will be like the old one: a thumb. I have just not been impressed with how it resolves at 32x32 to try to fit a face in there with it.

I am also wondering about rage faces. Not for here....but a set of rage face emotes would be tres cool for other sites.

I am taking a break and making an image for someone else right now.



posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 06:44 AM
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bigfatfurrytexan


So are we giving up on these?




posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 07:47 AM
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No ma'am. I am converting them to a font instead of a png.



posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 10:03 AM
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bigfatfurrytexan
I am also wondering about rage faces. Not for here....but a set of rage face emotes would be tres cool for other sites.


Take a look at FontAwesome. That's what were using for the UI icons. They stuff a lot of glyph fonts into a relatively small file size. Having a comprehensive emoticon alternative could have 3-4 styles within one file.

If a member, or member team can complete such an animal, we'll do our best to promote your efforts here and on GitHub... which could be a nice springboard.



posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 10:33 AM
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Hey Zarni....check this one out. Quite a bit easier to use

www.cr8software.net...



posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 10:58 AM
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The free version of that looks too light on features... and I can't use Fontforge because it keeps crashing.

I'll keep looking around.



posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 06:26 PM
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I played around with a few font creation programs today. I'm "kind of" getting the idea of how this stuff works. I really wish I knew why FontForge keeps crashing on me. Also tried out a vector graphics editor. So... maybe I can help out on this one.



posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 02:52 PM
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Weekend's over guys....back to work


j/k
I mostly wanted to bump this thread....



posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 03:11 PM
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Testing something...










posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 03:24 PM
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Im glad you did. I couldn't find it last night.

I have laid out 25 glyphs thus far. The style is similar to what you see here currently, but it is done in black line drawings.

Once I create the ttf file i will type up a document to show you guys. Maybe not tonight....but this week for sure.



posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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Way to go, BFFT



posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 05:31 PM
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Hey Skeptic can we get the "thumbs up" emote back? Pleeeeeze!



-SAP-
edit on 16-9-2013 by SloAnPainful because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 05:50 PM
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I am going to see about compiling these tonight.

However, this is the .png for the thumb up emote. I used this image to create the font glyph:



I have about 25 total right now, including some others, like "
"




posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 05:51 PM
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You get the idea....i could make them smaller, but whatever.





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