PCL Font Creation

Posted on | September 6, 2017 | No Comments

Hi. I have a PCL font file that I’m using in an application. I need to update it to reflect some new logos, but the process/person who originally generated this file is no longer available.
Do any of your commercial application have the ability to create a new font file in the same format, or change this existing fonts file with new logos for the character mappings? thanks.

Using a very old version of your PCLWorks.exe application I’m able to see the following:
12-31-2015 10:28 PCLCodes 1.3

Decoding ‘E:\WORK\LOGOS.PCL’ to ‘E:\WORK\LOGOS.TXT’
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[ ESC E ] Reset
[ ESC * c 10 D ] Font id #10
[ ESC ) s 132 W ] Font Descriptor (132 bytes) :
Size : 80 (0x50)
Format : Intellifont Bound Scalable
Font type : Bound 8-bit (256 characters : 0-255)
Posture : Upright
Width : Normal
Structure : Solid
Baseline Distance : 5380 (0x1504)
Cell Width : 0 (0x0)
Cell Height : 0 (0x0)
Orientation : 0 – Portrait
Spacing : Proportional
Symbol set : Unknown
Pitch : 0.23 cpi
Height : 120.00 points
xHeight : 0 dots
Width Type : Normal
Stroke Weight : Medium, Book or Text
Typeface Family : Pica
Serif Style : Serif Line
Quality : Letter quality
Placement : Normal
Underline distance : 0
Underline height : 0
Text height : 0 (0x0)
Text width : 1860 (0x744)
First code : 32 (0x20)
Last code : 255 (0xff)
Cap height : %0.00
Font name : GAP Logos Rev2_0
Copyright : “N ì ì 3 Á , 4 ( P o

[ ESC * c 32 E ] Character Code for next download char (‘ ‘ 32 0x20)
[ ESC ( s 80 W ] Character descriptor (80 bytes) :
—**** Unsupported character format
Format : Intellifont Scalable
Continuation : No
Descriptor size : 2 bytes
Class : Unknown (0)
Orientation : Portrait
Left Offset : 0 (0x0)
Top Offset : 0 (0x0)
Character Width : 0 (0x0)
Character Height : 0 (0x0)
Delta X : 0 (0x0)
…etc…for all character maps…
[ ESC * c 5 F ] Make font permanent
[ ESC E ] Reset

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