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Roman Numerals anyone?

Discussion in 'Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint' started by Elisabetz, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Elisabetz

    Elisabetz New Member

    Aug 15, 2008
    Well, I'm back. Never figured out that arc max length, but still working on it. Today however, I got an order in for a Roman Numeral... and of course, it's on that crazy 3.006 radius arc I love so much. So as far as I can tell... I need to get a Roman Numeral 3 to arc in text. I tried III with the character spacing at -100% in a serif font, but when the bottoms of the I's overlap, they become black (my background color) instead of staying overlapped white. Not only that, but the tops still don't join, because they're on an arc. So if I bring it in further (-130% gets my top corners touching) the black spots are even bigger. I'd be pretty excited if someone could tell me

    1) How I can make the overlapping characters stay white
    2) Where I can get a roman numeral 3 to use (what font style maybe? - or how to search my fonts for the character)
    3) How to create a font that I can make my own "drawings" of roman numerals into a font to use. Because now that it's happened once, every order I get will have roman numerals requested on it :p

    thanks so much!!:U Rock:
  2. B08

    B08 Very Active Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    Ontario Canada

    Need more info.
    What program are you using?
    Can you show us a picture of what you have already?
  3. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

    Aug 6, 2007

    this should get the "black" areas to disappear

    the reason the "black" is appearing is because you're overlapping two objects that have a cut.....therefore, it's dropping out that cut to shop the background color....when you contour the two items, you're actually joining them, and getting rid of any overlapping parts....so the cut won't go through letters...hope that makes some sense....
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2008
  4. Si Allen

    Si Allen Very Active Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    Is it true at the Catholic Church Bingo on Friday evenings...they use Roman Numerals so that the Protestants can't Win?

  5. Lunatic Taskbar

    Lunatic Taskbar Very Active Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Nova Scotia
    :ROFLMAO: :clapping:
  6. Elisabetz

    Elisabetz New Member

    Aug 15, 2008
    You are my favorite person today :-D Worked like a charm! :)