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by honest.bern
Sun May 14, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Site Issues
Topic: format of posts to the forum
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: format of posts to the forum

And thank you, again, for what you did to my main post: it looks just the way I wanted it to look.
by honest.bern
Sun May 14, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Site Issues
Topic: format of posts to the forum
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: format of posts to the forum

Thank you, Bhikkhu Pesala. That was so easy!
by honest.bern
Sat May 13, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Site Issues
Topic: format of posts to the forum
Replies: 4
Views: 162

format of posts to the forum

Above the box in which I put this text is a row of buttons: B, i, u, Quote … If I am tempted to use the first button to make text [b]bold[/b] it does not have this effect. Instead it inserts “open-square-bracket b close-square-bracket” before, and “open-square-bracket solidus b close-square-bracket”...
by honest.bern
Sat May 13, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: different versions of the same letter
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: different versions of the same letter

The attached pdf “Bern-cursive.pdf” shows my experiments with making a cursive font with OpenType features. It shows my progress as of today. I made the font using FontCreator 9.1 Professional. At the top I show sample text in the default font (left) and my cursive font (right). The only difference...
by honest.bern
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Wickednesse
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Wickednesse

If you would like a pernickety comment, I would say that the cyrillic "л" and "д" look a bit modern. I don't think the flat-topped versions appeared until the mid nineteenth century: until then I think they were still triangular. However, if you have a Euro I can't really complai...
by honest.bern
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: WGL4 and Box Drawing -- seriously?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: WGL4 and Box Drawing -- seriously?

Nowadays, with sophisticated graphics programs, we might not need box-drawing glyphs, but in the past they were very useful. In particular, I made heavy use of them in family trees. When you want a fancy family tree for display, then box-drawing glyphs would be too ugly. But if you have a tree with ...
by honest.bern
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: modern Greek script font
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: modern Greek script font

I gave up my search too soon. The replies inspired me to carry on. The result came from searching for “ελληνική γραμματοσειρά χειρόγραφη” and “Images” instead of “All”.

The result was CF Majestic from the Stella project. Similar fonts were Astir and Reclama. The double λλ is an Opentype feature.
by honest.bern
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: modern Greek script font
Replies: 6
Views: 322

modern Greek script font

Could anyone help me find some Greek script typefaces like these? When I was young I studied classical Greek but the fonts used for classical texts were all quite sober. I am particularly struck by the λ (as in γάλα), double λλ and η that looks like a cyrillic и (both in Ελληνικό) on the carton of m...
by honest.bern
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Ancient Gothic
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Ancient Gothic

Follow the Codex Argenteus. It is 30-odd years since I took the optional Gothic Language paper in finals, so I may have missed discoveries since then, but part of what made Gothic so easy was that there just wasn’t very much material. The Goths simply did not leave much written in Wulfila’s script (...
by honest.bern
Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Fonturbia GRAFFITI full color font
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Fonturbia GRAFFITI full color font

It’s much easier to scrape these graffiti off my screen than off my wall! The font is effectively cursive, but with multiple lines. In order to look like genuine graffiti that cover the wall (a space-filling font) it is necessary to disguise the change from one letter to the next. The main way this ...
by honest.bern
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A chromatic font
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

A chromatic font

“chromatic.pdf” is my attempt to use colour to show the different surfaces of a three-dimensional shape: a carved letter. There are at least three ways to make a multi-coloured font: (1) use a format that supports colours; (2) use layering; and (3) use glyphs that have an advance width of zero. I ha...
by honest.bern
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Installing and Using a Color Font
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

Re: Installing and Using a Color Font

Suppose you want to use a Hebrew font on a web page, and have the letters one colour, and the points another. There are complicated ways to do this but they do not give consistent results across different browsers. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to do this by changing the font without any fancy mark-up?
by honest.bern
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Visigothic minuscule
Replies: 4
Views: 4958

Re: Visigothic minuscule

I have added OpenType features to my Visigothic font.

“Visigothic revised.pdf” (48.8 kB) explains what I have tried to do.

“Visigothic sample.pdf” (29.5 kB) shows the original text in my font with and without Opentype features enabled

Alan Bernard Hughes
by honest.bern
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: No break space and soft hyphen
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

Re: No break space and soft hyphen

I think Word 2007 is treating the soft hyphen correctly: most of the time it [i]should[/i] be invisible! If you want a hyphen to show all the time you should use a normal hyphen. If you want a long word to break at the right point at the end of a line, that is when you want to insert the soft hyphen...
by honest.bern
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Adding OpenType features
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Adding OpenType features

I have been waiting for free applications before trying to make any Opentype fonts. I now find that Firefox 21 supports at least ligatures. (I have yet to test which other features are supported. I don’t know in which version of Firefox it started.) I have tried to use VOLT, but there are so many th...

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