BitFontCreator Latin Edition - Frequently Asked Questions



Questions list:

Q: Where is the font header (bfclatin_font.h) file and font samples?
Q: "Unknown error occured" when output c-code. Any suggestions?
Q: There are some useless white spaces above the character, How to remove it?
Q: Can BitFontCreator export TrueType font?
Q: When I export font data, some characters omitted, why? How can I get all the glyphs data?
Q: How to put my own bitmap picture into the Glyph Editor?
Q: What is LCD mockup font? How to use the LCD mockup font?
Q: How to use the exported bitmap font in Windows?
Q: I have not finished all glyphs, and I want to save the glyphs editing status, which file format should I save the document as?

Questions and Answers:

Q: Where is the font header (bfclatin_font.h) file and font samples?

A: Download the font header file: bfclatin_font.h
Download the drawstring sample project: samples_latin.zip

Q: "Unknown error occured" when output c-code. Any suggestions?

A: BitFontCreator 2.2.1 fixed this bug. Please download the latest version from the download page in our website and upgrade.

Q: There are some useless white spaces above the character, How to remove it?

A: You can change the font height by clip top rows. See Change Font Height section in help document.

Q: Can BitFontCreator export TrueType font?

A: No. BitFontCreator can only export bitmap font (*.fon) and export bitmap data in various formats.

Q: When I export font data, some characters omitted, why? How can I get all the glyphs data?

A: If you did not register BitFontCreator, only a few glyphs data exported, that is by design. To get all the glyphs data, you should be a registered user first.

Q: How to put my own bitmap picture into the Glyph Editor?

A: Open your bitmap picture in Painter or other application, select the area you want to use and then copy it. In BitFontCreator, press Ctrl + V to paste.

Q: What is LCD mockup font? How to use the LCD mockup font?

A: A LCD mockup font is a real Windows bitmap font used to simulate the font in LCD. In some electronic devices (such as DVD player), the grid or cell is larger than one pixel in Windows. To simulate the large grid in Windows, use 2*2 (or 3*3, etc.) pixels stand for one grid, and use one or more white pixels to stands for the LCD gap.

If the grid size of LCD equals to one pixel in Windows, you can set the grid 1*1 pixel, and zero white gap, then the exported LCD mockup font is a normal Windows bitmap font.

Since it is a real Windows bitmap font, the using method is the same as below.

Q: How to use the exported bitmap font in Windows?

A: After you exported Windows bitmap font or LCD mockup font in *.fon format, you can use the exported font file in Windows. To do so, just dray and drop the exported font file into Windows font folder (c:\Windows\Fonts), the font will be installed, then you can select and use this font in any application.

Note: The face name stands for the font, so pay attention to the face name before you export font.

Q: I have not finished all glyphs, and I want to save the glyphs editing status, which file format should I save the document as?

A: Save your document as *.foc file. To do so, select File > Save As command, a Save As dialog box appeared. In the dialog, select BitFontCreator file (*.foc).

Note: only BitFontCreator file format (*.foc) can remember the glyphs editing status.