(Complete font newbie here) I took a stock font and created a certain glyph which was the combination of other glyphs
The steps involved were:
- Open in fontforge, and then save the font as dir.
- Use http://sourceforge.net/p/unifraktur/code/HEAD/tree/unifraktur-maguntia/trunk/manipulation.py (code in German). method
ersetzen_durch_Kompositglyphin the said python script can combine two glyphs into one. I created a long word after tacking one char onto other. I then delete everything but A-Za-z, and all the temporary chars involved in the process.
- Then generate font using Fontforge by opening the dir into it. I generate ttf, woff, svg versions, and convert ttf to eot using an online converter. More here: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/48695/make-a-character-in-a-font-look-like-multiple-characters-of-the-same-font
I then embedded the font in my webpage. The problem I'm facing is that while my webpage display fine on some browser + OS combinations and not on others. Here's the combination: Linux = Ubuntu 13.04
Displays perfectly: Win10 + IE, Linux + Firefox, Linux + Chrome, Linux+PhantomJS
Doesn't display the long glyph but shows empty space that long. Win10 + Firefox, Win10 + Chrome, Win7+Firefox, Win7+IE
Displays space 1 glyph long Win7+Chrome, Win10+PhantomJS
Would anyone know why this is happening, and if there is a solution to this?