Wanting to substitute a glyph for "carriage return"


Hi to all,

I am building a code font using Font Creator ... I am amazed how easy this software is to use (so far). One of the elements of the 'code' is to replace all the glyphs with alternates, including the 'carriage return' or 'enter'. So far, I haven't found a way, and wondering if it is even possible.

In application, I would simply take recognizable test, and within other applications, change the font to the 'code' font.

Any thoughts or help to this novice would be most appreciated.

Kind regards ...

Correct order of events for creating a font?


Hello all,

I'm in the process of designing/building a font and It occurred to me that I don't know what best practices I should be following, if any. I'm sure everyone has their own preferences, but in general...what does your process look like? For example, here's what I have done so far:

  1. Sketched key font glyphs
  2. Scanned and drew glyphs in Illustrator (didn't have a font program yet)
  3. Bought a copy of Glyphs (love it) and imported all glyphs into the app.
  4. Added extended Latin characters, punctuation, and numerals. Printed, tweaked, printed, etc.
  5. Set side bearings (LSB and RSB) to 50 units on every glyph. A few glyphs have different side bearings, but 99% of the font is set at 50.

Body text as a flipper font to simulate handwriting.


The context of this question is one of my experiments
to create a good legible font (NOT such a comic font) that is very readable on little formats.
To simulate a sense of handwriting, it has to be a flipper font.
I want to look if it is possible to combine, and how far it is possible to go with.

I thought I was smart enough to figure out how it had to be done in FontLab
but thanks to my limited knowledge of the English language, I'm not.
Also I have only a limited knowledge of FontLab, my previous fonts were without programming Python.
(I actually know FontLab only one year now, and on school the specialization Typography is in its childhood,
not a lot of people know FontLab in detail)