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CompoCompiler  add composites automatically


Purchase CompoCompiler

CompoCompiler creates composite fonts automatically. You can use an existing composite font as a template (to determine which composite characters to make) or create your own. Then just tell CompoCompiler to create composites for any other font using the template and in seconds you've finished a job that could have taken hours!

CompoCompiler for Windows — US$99

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CompoCompiler for Mac is not available.


Version 1.0 for Windows.

Compo compiler uses a special command file (a text file with a very simple structure) and applies it to your selected fonts to add composites. Plus — you can build command files automatically in Compo Compiler using any font file as a source of composite information. For example, you can take Arial or Lucida Unicode and build a command file with information about all the composites in these files and then apply this command file to any of your fonts. The positions of the components in the command file are defined relatively, so command files work with almost any font, independent of the characters' proportions. Download the demo here.


CompoCompiler Specifications

Vertical positions of the components can be set using 3 possible methods: relatively to a certain vertical position; relative to the font's ascender line and absolutely (relative to the base character's origin point).

Component characters may be identified by names or by their Unicode indexes using simple "uniXXXX" notation.

You can even define alternative composites! So if some of components do not exist in a font, Compo Compiler will try to make an alternative variant.

And there's more: Compo Compiler properly copies kerning data from the base character of the composite (so you don't need to manually define new kerning pairs) and it can optionally generate Unicode indexes of the new composite characters using the FontLab database.

Compo Compiler comes as a self-extracting archive containing few files. Run it and enter the path to the FontLab (or TypeTool or ScanFont) directory as an extracting path. There is neither installer nor uninstaller for it — we decided to not increase the size of the downloadable file by adding features that are not really necessary, because Compo Compiler simply cannot work without FontLab or other products from the FontLab line.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows (95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP). Mac OS version not available.

To use Compo Compiler you need to have one of the following products installed: FontLab Studio (strongly recommended) or TypeTool.

Only US $99.00