I am creating a kanji font - with several thousand characters. Is there a way to create several glyphs with appropriate unicode in one go rather than on by one? I have tried the method where you highlight several glyphs in blue then map the first one - but this only seems to allow sequential mapping.
Post by Allan Murray on Feb 22, 2016 23:05:30 GMT -5
There is no way to do exactly as you say. But if you already have an existing kanji font, you could run a simple script to make all the glyphs blank, and save the ones you want as a partial .gfs file (you could use a glyph group to select the exact ones, or just a glyph range). The .gfs file will then contain blank but mapped glyphs which you can add to the font you are working on (import as an external font using the transfer and map option on the mapping window - do not use add .gfs data on the file menu, as it will not retain mapping).
Thank you Allan - got this working well now so have created the mapped glyphs. I have another question this time regarding the search (binocular) function. When I enter a unicode it is found if it is present - the glyph number gets highlighted in bold in the mapping window but I have to scroll down to find it. Is there a way to search and go to/open the glyph of interest without having to scroll through the map window?