On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 07:07:19PM +0000, Maurício wrote:
> 
> > > I've been doing some searching on how to create my own fonts. 
> 
> >   http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/
> 
> > 
> > also really cool are
> http://unifiedfontobject.org/http://www.robofab.com/http://letterror.com/
> > 
> 
> I now understand I can:
> 
> * Use fontforge ascii file or unified font object to
>   describe glyphs using a text file;

FontForge can read and write unified font object (UFO) files too.
 
> * Use some other tool to create an image for a glyph
>   and then use a tracer to make it into an ouline
>   description for a glyph;
> 
> * Use fontforge to add OpenType specific tunning.
> 
> Using those options, can I do everything I want with
> fonts? Like japanese kanji, or arabic text where the
> shape of a glyph depends on next and previous ones?

You can do virtually every thing, I use FontForge mainly for Arabic
fonts.

Regards,
 Khaled


-- 
 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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