Does anyone knows any Fontlab (for 5 is good) macro for automatic assigning custom Unicode values?
I have more then 30 styles and each contain 100 custom characters that require Unicode values and doing it manually, one by one.
If anyone knows such a FL macro, it would be huge help!
Go to your shared/mapping folder and open some of the .nam files in a text editor to see how they work. Name a new .nam file in the same folder and list all your glyphs like this
%%FONTLAB NAMETABLE: My Special Mapping
If "My Special Mapping" doesn't show up in the list you may have been in the wrong shared mapping folder...maybe from a different installation? When you make changes to the .nam file, you need to exit Fontlab and start it again.
- Go into Fontlab and select the glyphs.
- In the top menu, Glyphs/Glyph names/Generate Unicode. In the dropdown list you should see "My Special Mapping"
- Uncheck all the boxes except "apply only to selected glyphs"
- Presto, all your custom glyphs have the proper Unicode values
I feel ashamed I didn't knew about this.
Thanks a lot, Ray!