Before proceeding, be sure to have installed the following
applications and software on your PC:
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/
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/
Matant Font Editor . You got it when you bought MATANT!
Java Runtime Enviroment (JRE). To run the MATANT FONT EDITOR it is necessary to install the Java Runtime Enviroment (JRE).
Get it here http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp or
To create a new writing system you need to follow these steps:
1)Prepare an Image file which contains yours icons ( .png file)
2)Prepare the .dictionary file
3)Connect Icons , letters and words with the MATANT FONT Editor
c) You should get this empty-image d) Change zoom% to 100% e) Keep this empty-image open on your desktop
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! € €
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
j) Drag the level with the mouse k) Drop it into the image file you prepared l) you can positionate it using this tool
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
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)
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!
Good! The PNG file has been LOADED!! NOW, you have to insert the UNICODES you chose in your . dictionary file
e) Click on this field to start to insert the Unicodes
f) Click “ADD” to create the rows to insert the UNICODES g) Type the UNICODES in the column “Unicode”
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
i) Now, click on this field to adjust the ICONS
j) Adjust the icons one by one k) Then click “OK”
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!!