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I was just wondering if there is a software which can export all the glyphs in the to a PDF file just by a click( instead of manually typing all the glyphs)
Damn! why isn't there an edit post button?
all the glyphs in
I meant all the glyphs in that particular font file. It should preferably be a PDF file(not a great fan of printing, unless it is absolutely essential)
What font editing software are you using?
One of the tools in Adobe's Font Dev Kit does exactly this.
(Addendum: though not in a single click, as they are all command line tools)
Ben Kiel’s GlyphProofer does exactly that. It's for OS X, and you can get it here:
You can add several fonts (eg. all the upright fonts of the same family) and have each glyph render as a string of the weights of the fonts you have added.
I am using fontlab studio windows. Unfortunately i don't have a mac right now. But i am going to get one in 4-5 months (Yay!)
Okay just asking, how hard is learning AFDKO?
How hard? From what I gather: very. It would probably be easiest to generate a scratch copy of the font, install it, then construct a file to export or print to PDF is your favorite desktop application…
If you generate a scratch TTF, you can use FRET, part of SIL's FontUtils -- no font install needed.
There is also a nice script for InDesign:
I vaguely remember doing this once... first exported the glyphs to EPS with FontLab (select glyphs, File > Export > EPS), then used something else to batch convert EPS to PDF (probably a Mac/Unix shell script).
@Ralph that script is brillliant.. Thanks.. That is what I wanted.
It would be good of Ben Kiel to make a Windows version.