I'm looking to hire a freelancer that can create a robofab pen or
FontLab macro that can do the initial "grunt work" for a dotted font.
Looking for something that could follow the "centerline" of all the
glyphs, and place "dots" of a named sized at a named interval of
For a rough visual, see this image: http://i.imgur.com/SypGW.gif
I get that the pen wouldn't be perfect, and would require lots of post
editing work...just looking for something that might provide a better
- ability to specify the "dot" size and spacing.
- must be single row of dots, following the "center line" of the glyph
- should be able to draw dots outside the "bounding box" of the
original glyph when the font is narrow in spots.
( shown the example image... http://i.imgur.com/SypGW.gif Keep in
mind the example image is just a rough idea..
for example, the dots aren't precisely on the centerline...just a
quick mockup )
Nice to haves
- some way to delete the drawn lines of the original glyph, leaving
only the "dots". would prefer this be something that can be run
separately...like this sequence:
1. run the pen
2. hand edit
3. run the utility to remove the original glyph, leaving the dots
- an ability to run on a single glyph versus the entire font
- tied in with this, a way to alter the starting point so that I
can do a little trial/error for the one that best fits
( since a fixed dot size and fixed spacing implies that there's
going to be uneven spacing and/or missing dots at the end )
I did try the "digital" macro in Fontlab, which is cool, but fills the
entire glyph with dots, versus just a single row of dots along the
centerline. I'm no expert here, and not a professional, so If what
I'm asking for isn't doable, feel free to let me know.