>I'm trying to build a Turkish version of Gill Sans (or anything, for that
>matter!) using Fontographer and I'm having quite a lot of difficulty. In
>general, I have to add six new characters to the existing basic set and I
>want those characters to be accessible with option+i and option+shift I,
>etc. on the Mac and the usual numeric keypad series of keys on the PC
>side. What I don't understand is how to add characters, how to associate
>new keystrokes with them and all the basics. I've tried the obvious
>things, like editing what was already assigned to these keystrokes, but
>all to disasterous results.
There are at least 2 ways that I can think of:
1. In your main font window that shows all the characters, click on the
"View by" pop-up menu and select "keystroke". This will show you all the
key combinations for each character. So if you want a character to be
accessed by Shift-Option-l, then draw your character in that position. Then
to find out the Windows encoding select "Font Info" under the "Element"
menu and select your appropriate PC encoding. Your main font window will
then show you the PC-specific key combinations.
2. With the main window open actually type the key combination you want and
Fontographer will automatically hi-light the appropriate position. For the
PC font, select the appropriate encoding as above and then type the PC key
combinations. Voila, you're again at the appropriate position.
BTW, this information is in the manual. Do you have a manual? If you are a
registerd user, I'm sure Macromedia would be willing to issue you a
replacement manual for a small fee.
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