Thanks to Supamike in this question about this problem in Photoshop there's what looks like a simpler solution that also works in Illustrator for point text it screws up if you have area text that spans more than one line, so you need to use point text then manually put line breaks in and re-order the lines of text, else the first line is at the bottom and the last is at the top.
Can I make other fonts "draw" well? B Insufficient spacing between words, Irregular spacing between letters, unsupported characters do not show. C Complex maths formulas or diagrams are very difficult to input, or symbols are missing.
D some imported raster or vector images don't draw well Solution: Videoscribe includes the ability to import fonts from your computer and the fonts may draw well without the extra work of making them into an SVG. However if you can't get the results you want by simply typing the text into videoscribe, the following process works well.
At the time of this post, the current version of videoscribe is 2. This process requires some knowledge of inkscape or illustrator or some self-teaching and google searching.
I recommend experimenting with making a single word or a few characters first until you are sure you understand the whole process.
Similarly, if you are using inkscape available for free at inkscape. Newer versions save extra data in the SVG that will cause problems in videoscribe. I'm trying to keep this guide to a manageable length.
Write a word or a sentence or a paragraph in a font of your choice. Adjust any spacing, kerning or other settings to your satisfaction using the text menu options in your program.
In other words, Make your text look the way you want it to look. The screenshot below is from adobe illustrator CS4: You can also use this process to combine text and drawings into one SVG.
For the purposes of this tutorial, we'll stick to one font. The text converted to outlines should look something like this: If you aren't too picky about the way the text will be drawn, for example if you are going to use "move-in" instead of "draw" to animate your text you can just skip to step 8 and save your Text as an SVG right now.
There is an old video tutorial from videoscribe version 1 showing the way that would look: If your new paths seem completely overloaded with anchor points lets say. That may not be a concern unless you are using many many text SVGs in a pretty long scribe. I believe that locking can be done in both illustrator and inkscape.
You can use the pen tool or the pencil tool with a BASIC stroke no paintbrush style or other effects. Use rounded caps and corners.
If your finished videoscribe is going to be drawing at a leisurely pace, then you may want to be very precise with your reveal stroke s - be careful when drawing over each letter that you do not cover parts of the adjacent letters.
If your final video is going to be drawn quite quickly, you don't have to be as precise. If you are using the pen toolclick and drag to create each anchor point and you will get smoother curves in your reveal stroke instead of sharp corners.If you are interesting to write Arabic this is not possible for every version of Illustrator, but some to latest version of adobe illustrator are supports arabic in its original alignment.
so that you have to use an other software like inpage to write Arabic for big design and export to eps than design over the path. Friday, June 24, Using Arabic in InDesign CS5 without InDesign ME. Nearly four years ago, I posted a workaround for InDesign CS3’s lack of support for RTL support.
The only way to get proper Arabic or Hebrew text back then was to type backwards—something trivial (and scriptable) for Hebrew, but far more complicated for Arabic, with all its different letter forms that change depending. How to enable more languages in InDesign CS I don’t know how to enable more languages in Illustrator, but I’ll try to find out if it’s possible.
Opening on mac 5 / / 6 looks OK with the arabic OTF font installed. Opening on Windows however all text is wrong. Like an encoding issue (character set not converted to windows). Font Concepts.
The Amiga is able to use two different concepts of fonts. In addition to this you can easily use Hebrew & Arabic in any word processor incl. writing from right-to-left! Adobe Illustrator, and every other format in the universe (seems like).
It is generally a very stable and well behaved program with a lot of features. Fonts available at srmvision.com are either GNU/GPL, Freeware, free for Personal use, Donationware, Shareware or Demo.
Although we have indicated the license type, please make sure to double check it by reading the information shown in the details area of each font to avoid any confusion. A list of Arabic / Persian (Farsi) / Urdu, or any other Languages that use Arabic Script, Writing and Calligraphy programs.
if you know more programs please mention them, and I will add them.