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How to remove unused kerning pairs in Fontlab

I've just removed a good number of glyphs that I no longer want to include in my font. I deleted the glyphs, then I was able to "Clean up" my classes to remove the deleted glyphs from the classes, but the kerning pairs are still in the kern feature. Every time I try to compile, I get the "one or more glyphs in the font are missing." error with an option to generate all the missing glyphs. I've tried updating the kern feature without success.

My goal is to delete all the kerning pairs from the missing glyphs. I've done it before, but for the life of me, I can't find any answers out there.

Use specific glyph name in HTML??

How can I use for example the glyph name "rcaron.terminal" which has no Unicode value in HTML? or any other such case? Is it even possible? I think it must be surely but I got no clue.

It's easy for regular letters like the glyph "ß" where I would just type "&#xDF" and get that character or "&#223" (same result) but for glyphs without any Unicode value I don't know what I'm supposed to do...? I've tried also &rcaron.terminal; but nothing, where as something like "&hearts" would work giving a heart glyph of god knows what font, probably Arial I dunno.

Do I need to use state some specific encoding aside from ANSI in my html document?

ie. < meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=ISO-8859-8" > or something... like Im really lost lol

Norpeth odd glyphs


On occasion I'll purchase the desktop/webfont packages on Mighty Deals. A few months ago I picked up Norpeth.


I noticed on the heavier weights the colon is merged to form one "dot". Also, commas are vertically compressed to almost appear as periods. I did contact Northern Block about this and they said they'd be happy to build a custom font (for a fee, of course).

Question is: Has anyone ever seen glyphs designed this way? I like the font but I think I need to relegate this to my "don't use" folder.

Flair Headline—Wide Didone


Hello, Typophile! Looking on feedback on a new typeface I’m working on; it’s based on my current logotype.

It’s a wide-set display didone. My design uses hairline serifs, and then flared shapes that flow from the hairline to construct letterforms that usually are defined by serifs, where a hairline serif would be too ill-defined.

Here is my newly modified logotype that I am expanding into a typeface, I added a curl to the /R/ leg, as well as tracked out my first name.

What are these Called?

So I really would like to know what those special glyphs inside of Bello's glyph-set are called? So for example the glyphs that say "the" or "and" or "the end" etc.

I know these are part of a glyph set but I'm wondering is there any particular terminology for these types of glyphs? If so what are they called?

Also, does anyone know of any good typefaces that have these as part of their glyph set? Or any typefaces that are simply word based as opposed to letter based?


Getting zoomed previw of glyphs with ascenders cut off



I'm having an issue with ExtraBold weight, which is the last one in row I kerned for an font family.
Beside it, there is Light, Regular, SemiBold, Bold and ExtraBold.
All weights have same UPM, same values for ascender, descender, Caps height, x-height... everything is same in all weights from field Font Info > Metrics and Dimensions!

For some reason unknown to me (this happens the first time), ExtraBold is displayed like it's done in ~1500 UPM, bigger, with top part of glyphs cut off. While other weights look normally, as it should!

When I install ExtraBold and try it in Illustrator, Photoshop, Word... it matches with the rest of weights, so no any visual difference (in height, position or anything like that).

Does anyone know what might be the reason for this?

Single Line typeface


Hey all,

Still kind of new here so please excuse my amateur questions. But there's a couple things I'm wanting to do.

We do a lot of engraving on a router where I work. And this is mainly just me being curious. Is there a way in FontLab or anything other building tool, to design a single line typeface, so that it keeps the same stroke width through different point sizes?

For example, at 72pt, the typeface will appear thin, but when dropped down the say 6-8pt, the typeface will appear heavier. What I would like to do be able to do is start designing a font family for different size engraving bits, as well as Regular, Condensed, Expanded variants.

Creating multiple characters at once in FontLab or Glyphs


I make hand-drawn typefaces using an Illustrator to FontLab workflow like this:

1. Scan.
2. Vectorize in Illustrator [using ImageTrace in AI CS6].
3. Copy and paste individual glyphs into FontLab.

I used to be satisfied with this workflow, but now that I'm making more fonts, I really want the ability to import multiple characters/glyphs at once, so that I don't have to go back and forth copying and pasting over a hundred times per typeface. All of my characters start out together in a single AI file. Is there any way to get them into FontLab (or Glyphs) all at once as separate glyphs?

Font with bold, condensed/narrow, cyrillic glyphs, and square angles

Hi, I am new here, and I am already searching for a very particular font:
The features I need are:
- narrow/condensed (width similar to Myriad Pro Bold Condensed one): I have to put long texts in small areas
- bold/black
- square or 45° angles
- contains all the glyphs I need (listed at the end of the message)

I have to put an overlay that simulates a LCD pattern (pixels), so I need a font with strong angles, 0, 45, 90, to avoid

annoying antialiasing glitches.
Do you think such a font exhists?

Glyphs list:

Typing in Yiddish

Dear Forum

I am very brand new to this.

I really wish to create a PROPER Yiddish font, since I
type a whole lot in that language.

I won't go into details now.

I am trying to use Font Creator to make the font.

But I have a whole lot of problems.

I want to use the font with Microsoft Word

I need a lot of help, especially with the left to right - right to left problem.

I have no trouble creating the glyphs I need. They are based on a simple
Hebrew font with about 10-15 additional glyphs, which are used only
in Yiddish.

I do not need any Latin characters, but I want to be able to use both
upper case and lower case to create the needed new glyphs

If you think you can help me,

MeM — an interactive type system with a wide range of individual personalities


Sometimes a surprise, sometimes as expected – MeM is an interactive type system with a wide range of individual personalities.

The eccentric experimental type system created by Elena Schädel and Jakob Runge in 2012. It produces many personalities, each individual and emotive. You will never know which of the alternating letters is going to occur next. Basically, at the heart of it all is MeM: four different weights and letter shapes melded together into one powerful font and shuffled with the sleek usability of OpenType.

Unicode Definition For Dummies? Also: pixel precision.


Hello all,

I am quite new to the process of creating a font so please bear with the supreme beginner-like questions about to be asked. I have 2 core issues, one of which pertains to display resolution and rendering (and the specs needed to build the font to the appropriate scale):

Glyph definition in relation to unicode standards
Pixel perfect glyphs for certain pixel scales

Modifying/simplifying Amharic script

I was wondering how one goes about modifying glyphs of the Amharic script to a specific distressed/display style, so it's still understandable to people reading it? I need to make an Ethiopian version of a custom designed latin logotype and would like the Amharic letterforms to retain the look.

Original latin logo:

A quick Amharic version:

Original Amharic script font:

Special form abbreviations


I conducting an abbreviation research to see what is best for my production rate regarding glyph names.

Alternative [alt]
Small Caps [smcp]
Alternative Small Caps [????]
Petite Caps [pcap]
Alternative Petite Caps [????]
Standard Numeral Caps? (cant’t find a better word for it) [????]
Alternative Standard Numeral Caps [????]

What I need is basically a system that makes it easy to add new forms (swash, small caps, old style numerals etc.) with consistent four-letter suffix? So that I can keep true to it.

(I hate to write for example “one.onum_tnum” or “oneonum.tnum” . . .)

If a smart standard exist (that is shared by some developers) -- it would be perfect!


Sorting Glyphs messes up glyph order whenever I use my exported font.


My font was exporting with a weird order so I tried to reorder first using sort glyphs then using index mode.
After saving my encoding, I exported my font and now when I type "A" another symbol comes up. This with every glyph in the font.
Any thoughts on how to fix it?