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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Odana Update
Replies: 11
Views: 4799

Re: Odana Update

Version 3.51 fixed a bug in the Capitals to Petite Capitals lookup.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 issues
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 issues

I have used the MSKLC to create my keyboards many years ago. I could very easily lose interest in your problems. Did you try with my keyboard? The dead keys are marked in grey: Dead Keys.png Right-clicking on the dead key shows the output. Circumflex Accents.png I added a couple of definitions to th...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 issues
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 issues

The problems that you see may be hardware related. I have no problem using dead keys on my customised PagePlus Keyboard to type many accented characters. Shift 6 ^ is a dead key for circumflex, âêîôû, Ctrl + Alt + 6 is a dead key for caron: ď ľ ň etc. Try my PagePlus keyboard with your hardware, and...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Why can't you visually kern pairs?
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: Why can't you visually kern pairs?

When I do Autokern, it seems to be creating multiple classes for every kerning pair, do you know why this is? Autokern should only be run once. If you need to edit the kerning pair adjustment lookup or the kerning classes, use the OpenType designer. You can clean up unused lookups and features in t...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Odana Update
Replies: 11
Views: 4799

Re: Odana Update

Version 3.50 further improved the colour glyphs and some other glyphs, replaced contextual ligatures with a stylistic set, harmonised the height of symbols and arrows, added four glyphs with ogonek for Nordic and two glyphs for irony punctuation. Some kerning pairs were also added. The WOFF versions...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Wrong outlines loaded
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: Wrong outlines loaded

This is not a bug in FontCreator. The italic flag is enabled in Font Properties.

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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Dingbats, other symbols keeping original glyph
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: Dingbats, other symbols keeping original glyph

Check the settings on Font Properties, Ranges, and make sure that the Unicode ranges are correct. It's not possible to install glyphs that are not in the font. If you're seeing glyphs other than those in the font, then Windows must be making a substitution because it thinks that the character set is...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Shadow Effects in FontCreator
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: Shadow Effects in FontCreator

It looks like it ought to be easy to automate, but it's quite laborious to do manually. It's not something that I need personally, but I am sure it would be a useful enhancement.

Here is one that I made by manually moving some nodes after applying a thin outline.

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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Why can't you visually kern pairs?
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: Why can't you visually kern pairs?

Ok I see now that these must be different 'classes.' Where are all of these different classes coming from and how do I know which is being used when my font is in use? The kerning classes are generated by Autokern automatically. For large fonts, there may be far too many for comfort. You can see wh...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Why can't you visually kern pairs?
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: Why can't you visually kern pairs?

Why can't I see a visual preview of what I'm doing to the Kern Pairs, instead of just entering random numbers and hoping it somehow works out? Or is this broken? If the funits/em value of your font is higher than the usual 2048, the XAdvance value will have to change by tens or hundreds of funits t...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 7
Views: 58

Re: Munson

PJMiller wrote:On the other hand why don't I just make them a lot longer so no kerning is possible, end of problem. :D

The possibilities are endless; the art is in making the right choices.

Clarendon Light BT does make the arms longer, but still kerns Tw. This does not work well IMO.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 7
Views: 58

Re: Munson

I had a look at the Regular type style, and noticed a few issues: ⋅ Run the Font Validation wizard to find intersecting contours ⋅ Some composites are different advance width, e.g. ú ü etc. ⋅ The Fraction feature does not work properly, e.g. 1/4 works, but 0/00, 1/2, 1/...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: First Font Family in Group Always Expanded
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: First Font Family in Group Always Expanded

The new build works just fine for me. :)
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Font Easter Egg
Replies: 28
Views: 3653

Re: Font Easter Egg

I have added Irony Punctuation to my fonts, and used Standard Ligatures to replace ?? and ¿¡ with the new glyphs, which might otherwise go unnoticed.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Workaround to 50000 font display limit?
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Workaround to 50000 font display limit?

According to the Comparison Chart the Standard Edition is limited to 10,000 fonts, and the Professional Edition has no limits, so from where do you get 50,000 number?

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