Tip: Making Italic Fonts from Regular Fonts

  Pesala 21:28 01 Jul 04

Someone on the High-logic forum click here needed to make an italic version of a Korean font a.s.a.p.

I've never done it before, but it took just five minutes with Font Creator. Open the font, apply a glyph transformation (skew), identify the font as italic, rename, and save.

This is the result of my test on a Public Domain Devanagari font. click here

Of course, this is not a true italic font, but for some Sans-serif fonts, an oblique is acceptable if it doesn't have a true italic variant.

One can just apply the italic attribute in a Word-processor, but this can cause some problems when creating PDF files as faux fonts are not supported, so a proper italic version is much better.

The glyph transformation can be fine-tuned too, to get just the slant that you want. One can also use it to make outline or bold variants.

  Pesala 14:43 03 Jul 04

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