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199204Re: Font Creation [was: Xiis, my first writing system]

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  • BPJ
    Oct 19, 2013
      2013-10-19 17:33, David McCann skrev:
      > On Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:51:28 +0200
      > BPJ <bpj@...> wrote:
      >> It's arguably easier to install an Ubuntu dual boot/virtual
      >> machine than to install Cygwin -- and once you're done you'll use
      >> Windows only for playing games! ;-) but you would still have to
      >> build Fontforge yourself though, since the version in the
      >> repositories is olden, and that's not altogether easy, at least
      >> if you want all the bells and whistles.
      > There are certainly many advantages to Linux (although I may be making
      > a rash claim, as I've never had Windows). If you've created a font,
      > it's easy to create a keyboard driver for it, for example.
      > I wouldn't advise Ubunbtu, though, unless you like a GUI that makes
      > your computer look as if it's turned into a phone. It also can be very
      > hostile towards older hardware. Mint or PCLinuxOS are best for
      > beginners (out of the 111 distros I've tried, at least!)

      It's dead easy to install, which was my point.

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