Re: [Gimp-user] Gimp 2.10 and Streetwear font (glyphs)

On 3/11/2020 02:53, Alexandre Prokoudine via gimp-user-list wrote:

On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 2:14 PM vincents wrote:
Hi Alex,

Thank you for your answer !

So I have installer this font manager you talked about but no help, I still
cannot see all the glyphs. It seems that I cant see those without unicode.
Okay, so I grabbed the file and opened it in FontForge. I'm guessing
you are talking about glyphs towards the bottom.

They all have '-1' Unicode value. This is so messed up. Basically you
have two options:

1. Find software that would access glyphs that don't belong to any
Unicode block. I think the only one that did that was Fontmatrix, and
it's not in the Ubuntu repository anymore. Maybe in some PPAs.

2. Use FontForge to map the glyphs that you need to real Unicode
characters inside known blocks. As a quick hackaround, you could use
smth like Latin Extended A or Latin Extended B:

For that, if my understanding is correct:

1. Use 'Encoding > Compact' to see everything in one window
2. Click to select a glyph you want to remap
3. Use 'Element > Glyph Info..."
4. Set new value using reference in the link above, press OK

When you are done, uncheck 'Compact' encoding option, export the font
file, install it instead of the one you already installed.

In fact, there's option 3: annoy the type designer just enough to get
this fixed :)


Just a user here, but I assume GIMP only accesses the Unicode CMAP for a ttf/otf font.  For freeware Font Forge is probably your best bet to get at the full glyph index.  There's some better payware for Win or Mac, no idea about Linux distros.

scott s.


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