Pixel Font Editor - SimpleFont The most simple way for editing pixelfonts and superpixelfonts
           
Extending an existing pixel font with special characters

1. Start SimpleFont

2. Select the codepage you want to use in the CodePage templates tab of the new project dialog. For creating fonts for the English language choose the WINDOWS-1252 font template. Cick OK on the " New pixel font project with the selected codepage".

3. Click on File | Import TrueType... When importing pixel fonts the importing size should be the size, the font is crisp at. This is usually 8 point for fonts designed for Macromedia Flash. After setting the parameter, click the Ok button.

The import Font size dialog
The import Font size dialog

4. Use the Basic tools | Select to select the character from that you want to create modified versions. Click Ctrl + C to copy the character to the clipboard. You can use up to 9 objects on the clipboard. Click Ctrl + 2 , Ctrl + 3 etc to place objects ont he clipboard. Clipboard objects are visible on the clipboards panel.

Select character
Select character
Select character

5. Select the place in the character selection grid with a bouble click where you want to place the modified character. Click Ctrl + V to place the clipboard object. If you have more than one clipboard object use Ctrl + Shift + 2, Ctrl + Shift + 3 etc. to paste these objects.

6. Create the special characters - you want to extend the font with - with the drawing tools explained in Tutorial 1.

Create the special characters
Create the special characters
Create the special characters

7. Set the kerning and line spacing for the characters (for more information see Tutorial 1 Section 5), and export your project to TTF (for more information see Tutorial 1 Section 8).