These single line fonts are excellent for drag or diamond point engraving. Very useful for me.
TReischl wrote:Jousting at windmills is great sport! No one gets hurt and it passes the time.
Century (the original one) is a font that was designed to be used in books. Books do not have LARGE type in the body. Sooo, with a little thinking, you might come to think that maybe the folks designed it for SPEED in processing. You know, lots and lots of nodes take much longer. So if someone is using this font as it was originally intended the cutting will be very fast and those angles will not cause any problems with reading what is written.
In other words, the font is not working for you. It was not designed to do what YOU want with it. That does not mean something is wrong with it.
Sort of like Adrian's analogy. I wonder why I cannot haul sheets of 4X8 plywood in the Porsche? What IS the matter with those people? I see other vehicles with four wheels, an engine, seats that can haul plywood! Could they make my Porsche haul plywood?
Do yourself a favor, set the text size to like .25 or something even smaller and then calculate the tool path with a fairly shallow cut, say .04 with a V bit and take a look at the results. Here is an example:
When used as intended, it looks good. Notice you do not see those angles that are annoying you?
BrianM wrote:The problem for single line fonts is that the True Type font specification does not support open lines. True Type was designed as a font format for printing and all the outlines have to be closed vectors to meet the specification. The single line fonts supplied with VCarve Pro are a proprietary format we developed to allow use to support single line fonts. As far as I am aware there is no ‘standard’ file format for complex single line fonts which can include beziers, kerning tables etc in their definition.
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