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    ??s re: Importing TrueType fonts. Chuck? Anyone?

    I've tried to import a custom TT font but don't know how to go about it. Not sure if it was in any of the tutorials/walkthrough videos. If so, bad RTFM on my part...

    I have a font that only has numerals and uppercase characters defined, no punctuation or special characters. I would like to use this font for the module titles. I have no Photoshop skills (or Photoshop for that matter). I'm trying to do this with PSP Pro.

    When I create an import template I get a .png with a very tiny vertical grid with a full character set already typed in. What am I supposed to do with this? I can overtype characters in the TT font into the image but alignment and first erasing the template characters seems like a lot of work.

    I've also tried to use System Font Editor to map a GDI TT font to a SD system font (and I am running w/Direct3D) but this doesn't seem to work or I'm doing it wrong. Is it possibly because it is not the full expected character set?

    I'd really like to get this to work, any help is much appreciated.

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    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Thanks for the pointer. I was able to get most of the characters imported and positioned properly.

    I can't figure out how to add the space character to the template though. If I insert a space into the first field in the template, it acts like the opposite of a space; the more spaces I insert into a string, the more the string collapses in on itself.

    As long as I don't use more than one word it looks OK but I'd like to have more flexibility in naming the modules...

    BTW When using a template, create a new vector layer for the new/imported font and then hide the original raster image in the template .png before saving. This is probably obvious to someone who knows something about image editors but took me quite a while to figure out ::



    Never mind.

    Figured out that I can use the Fonts\Font Margins to adjust the blank spacing.

    And that I didn't need to spend nearly as much time as I did worrying about the horiz. spacing of the characters as I populated the template. oh!:

    Just get the vertical position exact and the horiz. somewhere close in the neighborhood. You can then use the individual character Before/After spacing once the font is imported to correct where you were off by a bit.


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