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Re: [vox-tech] fonts for teaching children
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Re: [vox-tech] fonts for teaching children

Thanks Henry,

For some reason, I was not thinking of that idea.  I was actually not 
able to find free D' Nealian fonts.  I was able to find a similar style 
used by Australian schools called Victoria Modern.


Henry House wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 11:30:31AM -0700, Stephen M. Helms wrote:
>> Thanks for posting / reposting this to vox-tech Pete.  I actually read 
>> this on SEUL-edu as well.
>> I actually found most of these references for fonts online as well.  The 
>> main problem I see is that I can not find any free fonts that are in the 
>> D' Nealian style that have the additional ruler grids.  Don't get me 
>> wrong, I do not mind for paying for fonts that I use personally.  I do 
>> have a problem with not being able to write a free educational 
>> application and not being able to distribute a free font with it.
> But you can find D'Nealian fonts lacking grids? Depending on how you want to
> use the fonts, adding the gridpoints might be doable. There a few
> possibilities:
> * You will use bitmaps. Make a bitmap from each letter and then use
>   imagemagick, netpbm, or gimp script-fu to add grids.
> * You can use an autotracing tool that outputs postscript type 3 fonts from a
>   intermediate bitmap. Quality can be just fine if the starting bitmaps are
>   high-resolution.
> * Dissasemble a type 1 font and edit by hand. Not recommended unless you
>   really like postscript ;-)

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