arifkarim's picture

New version of Microsoft Volt

Could someone please provide an update on Microsoft Volt's new version? It hasn't been updated since at least 2008! Thanks.

Any tutorial about how to kerning in Arabic font in MS Volt? I need to know the right way to kerning

Dears Typophilers,
I'm new in the typography design.
I did an arabic font with Fontographer 5 but I didn't finish because I need some help.

I need to know how I can create Open type standard ligatures feature with Fontographer 5, font lab or Volt.

or I need to know how I can create ligatures feature.. when I type some letters together the glyph replaces.. for example AL-JALALAH WORD (ALLAH), in some fonts if you type LAM LAM HAA it will have specific shape.

any tutorials, lessons or hints will be very helpful.



Somewhere on Typophile I read about adding dots (nuqta) to base glyph in VOLT.
This means instead of making glyphs for each combination of base glyph with dots in FontLab, you use VOLT to compose glyphs on the fly using a single base glyph.

This has something to do with CCMP feature.

I request anyone who has used this feature for the mentioned purpose to kindly share their experience.

Thanks and regards.

AvanType's picture

Fontlab 6.0

Wondering if there is a plan for Fontlab to embody VOLT's features with next new version !

I'm trying to set up a contextual multiple substitution (one-to-many), but FOG 5 keeps choking on the feature file and won't generate a font. The same substitution works in VOLT for TrueType OpenType fonts, although the substitution works only in Microsoft programs, and not in Adobe programs.

In VOLT, I was able to set up the substitution as:

    comma -> special_glyph comma -- when preceded by -- glyph_group

Now I'm trying to use it in a feature file (based on Adobe specs) for generating a CFF OpenType font in Fontographer 5.

Here's the basic syntax for an Adobe spec feature file:

    sub [ @Glyphclass ] comma' by specialglyph comma;
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