Help with finding a specific, free wingding character?
July 17, 2013 11:32 AM   Subscribe

Looking for font help.

I'm looking for a free font that contains both a regular and reversed version of the "%" contained in this font.

posted by freem to Grab Bag (5 answers total)
Isn't it in the ttf in the Download link of the parent page?
posted by scruss at 11:38 AM on July 17, 2013

What I need is a mirror-image version. A lot of wingding fonts have two versions of their characters, one a mirror image of the other, but not this one, unfortunately.
posted by freem at 11:41 AM on July 17, 2013

Ah; sorry about the unhelpful answer.

It's a two minute job with FontForge: load the font, select all glyphs, Transformations → Transform… → Flip horizontally, then Element → Correct Direction. Finally, change the font name appropriately, then save it as TTF. If you don't get any takers, I could do this for you this evening.
posted by scruss at 12:36 PM on July 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

Thanks so much, super helpful! I've managed to change the font, but Font Book on my MacBook doesn't recognize the flipped font as separate from the original--I just have two regular versions of the font, and can't use the flipped version in Word. Any idea how to repair this? Thanks again for your help!
posted by freem at 3:32 PM on July 17, 2013

Figured it out, nevermind. Thanks again!
posted by freem at 3:41 PM on July 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

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