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I'm new to font design and have made a dingbats font with just a few characters for use in both the print and ebook versions of a book I'm preparing to publish. I have one particularly complex glyph that prints beautifully and displays perfectly in InDesign CS3, but looks terrible in MS Word (2004 for Mac), and kind of muddy in a high-quality PDF produced through InDesign.
Since the glyph prints fine, I'm not worried about it for the print book, but I am concerned about how it will display in ebooks on various platforms. (I can't change the design of the glyph, since it relates to something in the story.)
I've autohinted the font the glyph is in using an older version of FontForge [from 2009, since I couldn't figure out how to install it without the help of a (now dated) package].
I don't know enough about font design to hint the glyph manually -- and I'm not sure if that would help, since the glyph displays perfectly in InDesign. The other glyphs in the font seem adequate to me in all contexts -- but they are much simpler in design.
I'd welcome any suggestions as to how I can make sure this glyph preforms properly in ebooks!
Here's a link to an image that will make it clear what I'm talking about:
Thanks for any help you can offer!