Need help with making caps fonts, please?

  Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Post Reply
doestergaard Offline
Member
Posts: 95
Joined: Mar 2011
Reputation: 1
Location: Denmark
Post: #1
I have tried to search for a program for OS X that can edit fonts to a caps version only. As Lion have dropped Rosetta, I can't seem to find any tool, that can handle this, because they are ppc applications. I therefore hope that someone can help me making a caps version of a font i'm going to use for my upcoming skin.

The user will be credited. Smile
Thank you in advance!


/Daniel

HTPC Streacom FC8 Evo, BIOSTAR Hi-Fi 3D Motherboard, Intel Core i5 4670T 2.3 GHz, 4GB Kingston HyperX, 500GB 7200 HDD, Streacom IRRC Remote
TV Sony Bravia 32" Full HD
(This post was last modified: 2012-03-13 13:33 by doestergaard.)
find quote
pecinko Offline
Donor
Posts: 3,724
Joined: Dec 2008
Reputation: 51
Location: Prague / Belgrade
Post: #2
[UPPERCASE]

Or you can't use it for some reason?

My skins:

Amber
Quartz

find quote
doestergaard Offline
Member
Posts: 95
Joined: Mar 2011
Reputation: 1
Location: Denmark
Post: #3
(2012-03-13 13:56)pecinko Wrote:  [UPPERCASE]

Or you can't use it for some reason?

Sorry, have to more specific:

The [UPPERCASE] works fine, but when you have special characters (like éúæøå, etc), xbmc displays them in lowercase, even though uppercase is applied. Sad

HTPC Streacom FC8 Evo, BIOSTAR Hi-Fi 3D Motherboard, Intel Core i5 4670T 2.3 GHz, 4GB Kingston HyperX, 500GB 7200 HDD, Streacom IRRC Remote
TV Sony Bravia 32" Full HD
(This post was last modified: 2012-03-13 14:01 by doestergaard.)
find quote
pecinko Offline
Donor
Posts: 3,724
Joined: Dec 2008
Reputation: 51
Location: Prague / Belgrade
Post: #4
(2012-03-13 14:00)doestergaard Wrote:  Sorry, have to more specific:

The [UPPERCASE] works fine, but when you have special characters (like éúæøå, etc), xbmc displays them in lowercase, even though uppercase is applied. Sad

I see. Unfortunatelly don't know what could be used for font alterations on OS X Sad

On a side note, I have taken a look at your WIP and IMHO (that might not be relevant at all) it would look very nice if you use nice regular font. Just a thought, it's your work and decisions, naturally.

My skins:

Amber
Quartz

find quote
ronie Offline
Team-XBMC Member
Posts: 9,097
Joined: Jan 2009
Reputation: 157
Post: #5
i use fontforge on linux, it may also work on osx:
http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/mac-install.html

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not PM or e-mail Team-XBMC members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
find quote
doestergaard Offline
Member
Posts: 95
Joined: Mar 2011
Reputation: 1
Location: Denmark
Post: #6
(2012-03-13 20:09)ronie Wrote:  i use fontforge on linux, it may also work on osx:
http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/mac-install.html

Tried it out, but it failed upon installation. The only way might be to install linux in a virtual environment.

Thanks, ronie Smile

HTPC Streacom FC8 Evo, BIOSTAR Hi-Fi 3D Motherboard, Intel Core i5 4670T 2.3 GHz, 4GB Kingston HyperX, 500GB 7200 HDD, Streacom IRRC Remote
TV Sony Bravia 32" Full HD
find quote
Sranshaft Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 1,422
Joined: Dec 2008
Reputation: 24
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Post: #7
FontLab Studio says it should be Lion-ready from their website.

http://www.fontlab.com/

Ouch... $699. Sorry.

[Image: all-thin-fanart.jpg]
find quote
filigran Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 192
Joined: Oct 2009
Reputation: 0
Post: #8
Found DoubleType with a quick google, not sure what it can do, but might work: http://sourceforge.net/projects/doubletype/
find quote
Maxoo Offline
Fan
Posts: 359
Joined: Mar 2010
Reputation: 12
Location: Paris, France
Post: #9
Easiest way would be to correct that uppercase bug, isn't it ?
I mean, an uppercase 'é' should be 'E', not 'é'.

Admin @ Passion-XBMC
(official french community)
find quote
stoli Offline
Skilled Skinner
Posts: 2,409
Joined: Nov 2008
Reputation: 31
Location: Florida
Post: #10
It's been around for quite some time: http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/11067 Here's an example in Confluence just by adding the UPPERCASE tag:

[Image: xbmc20120315143536.png]
(This post was last modified: 2012-03-15 20:40 by stoli.)
find quote
Hitcher Offline
Skilled Skinner
Posts: 10,641
Joined: Aug 2007
Reputation: 92
Location: Eastleigh, UK
Post: #11
You can always uppercase them in your strings.xml first.
find quote