Tutorial Creation Of A Matant Writing System


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Create your own writing system and use it with Matant mobile software (www.matant.eu) to protect your privacy.

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Tutorial Creation Of A Matant Writing System

  1. 1. Tutorial To create a personal writing system Exclusive for you and your friends!
  2. 2. <ul><li>Before proceeding, be sure to have installed the following </li></ul><ul><li>applications and software on your PC: </li></ul><ul><li>GIMP . (the GNU Image Manipulation Program, also referred to as 'The GIMP',) is a free open source image editing program . It has a comprehensive set of tools comparable to those available in commercial software such as Adobe Photoshop. Available for download here  http://www.gimp.org/windows/ </li></ul><ul><li>XAT Image Optimizer Standard Edition. This Image Optimizer is designed to to prepare the best possible PNG image files with the best file size reductions. A free trial is available here  http://www.xat.com/io/ </li></ul><ul><li>Matant Font Editor . You got it when you bought MATANT! </li></ul><ul><li>Java Runtime Enviroment (JRE). To run the MATANT FONT EDITOR it is necessary to install the Java Runtime Enviroment (JRE). </li></ul><ul><li>Get it here  http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp or </li></ul><ul><li>here  http://download.html.it/software/vedi/3880/java-runtime-environment-jre/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. To create a new writing system you need to follow these steps: <ul><li>1)Prepare an Image file which contains yours icons ( .png file) </li></ul><ul><li>2)Prepare the .dictionary file </li></ul><ul><li>3)Connect Icons , letters and words with the MATANT FONT Editor </li></ul>.......................................... let’s start!
  4. 4. Prepare an Image file which contains yours icons ( .png file) 1
  5. 5. Collect the icons <ul><li>Create or find on internet the icons you want to use. As many you need to create your personal alphabet or dictionary. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Put all them in a folder
  7. 7. Open GIMP (grafic editor)
  8. 8. c) You should get this empty-image d) Change zoom% to 100% e) Keep this empty-image open on your desktop
  9. 9. f) Open the first ICON you have in your folder g) Select “Image” from the menu and rescale the ICON to 30 pixel of height! € €
  10. 10. h) You will get your ICON resized to 30 pixel of height! I )Now from the main menu select “ Dialogs ” and then “ layers ” to get the layers box
  11. 11. j) Drag the level with the mouse k) Drop it into the image file you prepared l) you can positionate it using this tool
  12. 12. m) Do the same with all your icons, insert one icon after the other until you have all icons in the same file n) Then SAVE this file in yr folder with -> Save as… giving a name and the extension .png : es. my-ws01.png it will appear this box o) Export the image-file MERGING VISIBLE LAYERS
  13. 13. p) Untag all selections and save my-ws01 .png file without compression q) Now your PNG file is ready!! But you still need to optimize it (reduce Kilobyte)
  14. 14. OPTIZIME YOUR PNG FILE r) Open your PNG file with the optimizer XAT. You will get automatically an Optimized version of your PNG file s) Save the optimized png . You will need it later!
  15. 15. Prepare the .dictionary file 2
  16. 16. <ul><li>It is very easy. Create a NEW TEXT document right-clicking on your desktop </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>b) Type all the letters and the words you want to connect with your icons </li></ul><ul><li>c) Set every letter or word equal to an UNICODE . </li></ul><ul><li> You can choose all kinds of Unicode from </li></ul><ul><li> this URL  http://www.unicode.org/charts/ </li></ul><ul><li> If you want to create a cyphered writing system, do not </li></ul><ul><li> choose the exact Unicode for your letter. Just mix them </li></ul><ul><li> or choose not-LATIN Unicode. </li></ul><ul><li> The Unicode is the text that will be sent through the GSM </li></ul><ul><li> Network!! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Later, in the MATANT Font Editor you will associate the </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Unicodes with your ICONS!! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>d) Save the file with the same name of your PNG </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> File + the extension .dictionary. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>my-ws01.dictionary </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. 3 Connect Icons , letters and words with the MATANT FONT Editor
  19. 19. Matant Font Editor a) From Matant website you have downloaded a folder which contains the Font Editor
  20. 20. b) Open the Editor c) Click on this field To Load your PNG File
  21. 21. d) Just click OK
  22. 22. Good! The PNG file has been LOADED!! NOW, you have to insert the UNICODES you chose in your . dictionary file
  23. 23. e) Click on this field to start to insert the Unicodes
  24. 24. f) Click “ADD” to create the rows to insert the UNICODES g) Type the UNICODES in the column “Unicode”
  25. 25. h) You have only to be sure that the UNICODE corresponds to the ICONS position in the PNG File (“id” Column) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  26. 26. i) Now, click on this field to adjust the ICONS
  27. 27. j) Adjust the icons one by one k) Then click “OK”
  28. 28. l) SAVE your file from the Main menu of the Editor! Remember to give the same name of the .dictionary file: my-ws01 The extension .sbf will be added automatically . Finished!!!! The two files : MY-WS01.dictionary and MY-WS01.SBF is what you need to transfer your WRITING SYSTEM to you mobile phone and to your friends!!