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Old 12-04-2013, 07:16 AM   #1
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Modifying a font

I wanted to make a bit bolder the font "Fontin-regular"; I did it, but at the same time I modified, inadvertently, the line-height of the font (now is shorter). Could anyone to explain me how to proceed in order to make bolder "Fontin-Regular" but without changing the line-heigh?

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PS: I can use FontForge or FontLab Studio.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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In FontForge, you can select all characters and then Element->Style->Change Weight. If you don't touch anything else, I assume the line height will not be altered.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for answering Jellby. I did what you said and with FontForge the line-height is maintained; the problem is that it seems that FontForge can't process Fontin because it gives me errors when I try to make bolder the font (the output is ugly). And with FontLab I have no error (and the output is great) but the line-heigh is shorter (it must be something in the process of generating the font but I don't know what). Anyway many thanks for your response.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:10 PM   #4
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hi

I tried Jellby's method previously (as described by Katsunami) but I generated a huge and unusable font. Fontforge reported lots of mistakes but complied. On the other hand, JSWolf succeeded very nicely to embolden Charis Sil (modified and compact) but I don't know if he used Fontforge or another tool.

According to Katsunami, one may have to try several times, guessing any value between +50 to +75. It's very much a trial and error process.

As Kobo is allowing side-loaded fonts, my idea was, as you try to do for Fontin, to embolden just a bit Linux Libertine OTF (v. 5.3).
http://sourceforge.net/projects/linu...bertine/5.3.0/

I noticed that the Kobo Patcher allows me to embolden very precisely any side-loaded font including this one but up to now this works only for regular fonts because italic font is displayed as bold... (a Kobo bug?) so I am still loooking for a solution à la JSWolf because Charis Sil modified emboldened italics are properly displayed.

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When I modified Charis_SIL, I used Fontcreator,
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When I modified Charis_SIL, I used Fontcreator,
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Fontcreator's auto bolding feature works pretty well with Fontin.
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