Fonts and how to obtain for making backcountry maps. You can find the original git repo at github.com/roblabs/fonts-for-trails
See the script go.sh for an example on how to use the command line tools.
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Tom Patterson NPS and ESRI Cartography and Symbology
.ttf files out of the zip archive is a little chaotic. In macOS, if you double click on file, the native app FontBook will display a summary of the glyphs.
But the character set mapping is not clear. A character set map can be thought of as
when I type
aon the keyboard, I expect an
ato be typed in my text editor
But for these NPS & USFS fonts, when I type an
a what should I expect to get? How do you map these to the QWERTY Keyboard?
FontReport is a tool that allows the user to generate a report about a given font (TTF or OTF) listing its features in the plain-text (default) or PDF format.
fontreport USDAFS3_.TTF USDAFS3_.pdf
generates a report that looks similar to
You can find the
fontreport in the folder fontreport
Glyphr Studio allows you upload a
.ttf and download an OTF or SVG Font. Glypher Studio also gives you the character set map.
RoboFont is a Glyph editor along with a bonus Python engine for scripting. Incredibly powerful stuff.
Enter the Command Line.
ttf2svg converts to SVG Font. But note, from the Mozilla MDN on SVG Fonts:
SVG Fonts are currently supported only in Safari and Android Browser.
ttf2svg USDAFS3_.TTF USDAFS3_.svg
svg-caster converts a SVG Font to separte SVG files.
mkdir svg-caster svg-caster --svg-font USDAFS3_.svg \ --out-svg svg-caster