How do I convert a TTF font into an OHF font?
For general information about editing fonts, see: What is a 'Font' and how do I use it?
TTF fonts (the fonts used by almost all other programs) cannot be imported into the OHRRPGCE, nor can they be automatically converted into OHF format. This article provides a guide for how to manually create a font that resembles an existing TTF font.
- Open a program like Micosoft Word or any equivalent. Under the program, make the backdrop black and the text white (exactly the contrary as usual). In Word: go Format, Background, and select black to change the background color. Click the down arrow to the right of the Font Color icon (an A with a red underline) on the toolbar and select white to change the text color. In OpenOffice.org: go Format, Page, Background tab and select black to change the background color. Click the down arrow to the right of the Font Color icon (an A with a red underline) on the toolbar and select white to change the text color. You should also set the font size to 8pt, and of course, choose your font.
- Write all the letters from A to Z (upper and lower case), all the numbers from 0 to 9, and special characters (!@#$%, etc.). Then use the Print Screen key (near the F12 key) to make a screenshot. Paste it into your favourite image editing program and save your file as myfont.bmp or myfont.png.
- Launch Custom and create a new game called font, and open the font editor. Use Alt+Enter to put Custom in a window. Open myfont.bmp (if you don't already have it open), and zoom in until it's nearly the same size as the font in custom.
- Draw the fonts as you usually would, but eyeball them from myfont.bmp. Don't forget that to be efficient you have to modifiy every letter (that's why I made you create a new game). Work from top to bottom.
- Export the fonts when you have finished to work and call it mynew_font1.ohf. When you will have finished the second time call the file mynew_fonts2.ohf etc... If you are working on several fonts at the same time be sure you name precisely your OHF files.