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Martin Silvertant's picture

Mapping fists

So, as a sort of oddity I'm adding fists/manicules to my latest typeface and I figured arrows would be handy as well. Now, I have them mapped with the appropriate unicodes as far as possible. To make them more accessible I figured I would create a stylistic set so you can type >> to make an arrow. However, when I add the code and I click on compile OpenType program it tells me it has to abort because of errors.

I must be doing something wrong. How do you usually map these kind of symbols to OT functions, or don't you?

feature ss07 { # Stylistic Set 7
# DEFAULT
sub > > by arrowright;
sub < < by arrowleft;
sub > > > by blackmaniculeright;
sub < < < by blackmaniculeleft;
} ss07;

Hello Forum,

I am stuck at one point in FontLab and hope someone can help me.
I would like to integrate arrows in a TrueType font using FontLab: arrow right and arrow left.
The font should be used as a webfont later and i don´t want to build in images for arrows anymore.

To achieve this I proceeded as follows in FontLab:
- Create a Glyph in an empty grey box wich is marked yellow in the font-window
I understand that glyphs, that are not yellow do not belong to the currently selected encoding, codepage or Unicode range
- then i rename the glypgh-name to "arrowright" (using the context-Menue) and generate the unicode index for it (2192) using the little diamond
- After that action the Glyph is marked as grey (unencoded?) and it goes to the end-section in the font-window.

peterfwyang's picture

Arrows

Hi, Typophilers,

I use mac and word 2011. Sometimes I place directional arrows into word documents to indicate direction or flow and was wondering. In the fonts I am using, I can see that they have encodings for the following:

U+2190 arrowleft
U+2191 arrowup
U+2192 arrowright
U+2193 arrowdown
U+2196 arrowupleft
U+2197 arrowupright
U+2198 arrowdownright and
U+2199 arrowdownleft

Robin is a dingbats font in OpenType format that allows you to compose easily an infinity of arrows thanks to a logical use of the keyboard: as long as you want, as sharp as you want, as simple or decorative as you want.

Robin is a dingbats font in OpenType format that allows you to compose easily an infinity of arrows thanks to a logical use of the keyboard: as long as you want, as sharp as you want, as simple or decorative as you want.

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