Adding Greek Polytonic letters to the font Futura Medium BT

386sky's picture

Open up FontCreator.

Insert 4 characters, named Koppa and Sampi.

Click OK.

Now these 4 glyphs appear correctly.

Or insert 8 glyphs.

Copy Ő and ő to uni03D8 and uni03D9.

Draw the rectangle in uni03D8 and in uni03D9.

Create the kai symbol by clicking Add Composite Glyph Member.

Click the small letter, 'k'.

Make the glyph simple, then resize the k to a greenlandic kra.

Creating the greek Koppa

Right click the glyph, then select properties.

Click the Mappings tab.

Make sure that the Koppa was mapped to Greek letter Koppa.

Click the OK button when finished.

Create the small Koppa.

Remove the existent point.

After removing the existent point, the greek Koppa will look like this:

Create the capital greek Koppa by copying the greek small letter koppa to the greek letter Koppa.

Making the greek Sampi

Open 2 glyphs, namely the Greek Sampi.

Draw up a rectangle.

Skew the rectangle.

Insert 2 rectangles.

Edit the points with Point Mode.

Click Get Union of Contours.

Get rid of the existent intersecting circle that you created.

Create 2 rectangles, edit the points, then select all of the small greek Sampi.

Select Get union of contours.

Insert the lunate sigmas and the yot letter.

Click the OK button.

Click the 3 glyphs, then click Complete Composites.

Kern the greek sampi with the Kerning menu from Kerning, New, click 2 Greek sampis, OK, then enter a value of kerning.

Click the OK button when done.

Map the glyph, α to the letter: Greek small letter alpha. Enter alpha, which is a greek postscript name. Double-click the blank glyph, called 'alpha'.

Get rid of the existent point at the greek small alpha:

This finished greek small alpha would look like this:

Add the greek iota.

Click the capital greek Iota, then select complete composites.

Click the letter, ı, then copy it to iota.

Click the insert characters icon, and an window will pop up.

Insert this to Add these characters and/or character ranges. For example: 8364, $FB50 - $FBFF, $FFFC:
$1FBD, $1FBE, $1FC0-$1FCF, $1FDD-$1FDF, $1FED-$1FEF, $1FFD, $1FFE

Click the OK button when done.

For children:
Add 12 glyphs with Insert -> Glyphs.

And map all the 12 glyphs to:
1FBD Greek koronis
1FBE Greek prosgegrammeni
1FC0 Greek perispomeni
1FC1 Greek dialytika and perispomeni
1FCD Greek psili and varia
1FCE Greek psili and oxia
1FCF Greek psili and perispomeni
1FDD Greek dasia and varia
1FDE Greek dasia and oxia
1FDF Greek dasia and perispomeni
1FFD Greek oxia
1FFE Greek dasia
201F Double high-reversed 9 quotation mark

After done, click OK, then click complete composites.

Copy the glyph 'ň' to eta.

Make the eta glyph by deleting the caron, then making the glyph a modified n.

You've created an greek alpha, an greek eta, an greek epsilon and an greek iota.

Now, here are the glyphs you inserted for Vietnamese, named A caron, I caron, O caron, U caron, U diaeresis macron, U diaeresis acute, U diaeresis caron and U diaeresis grave:

Enjoy the new 14 glyphs.

James Arboghast's picture

The Bitstream EULA for this font prohibits modifications to the digital font file.

"No Modifications. You may not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or create derivative works based on the Bitstream Product without Bitstream’s prior written consent."

Did you obtain consent from Bitstream to modify this font?

If yes, then it's okay. If no, you are on your own.


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386sky's picture

In the polytonic-5_5448.png file, you have 2 platforms: Macintosh Roman (the first) and Microsoft Unicode BMP only (the second).

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