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by PJMiller
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Munson

This is the latest version of Munson.

Virtually all done apart from adjusting the spacing and kerning (which is always the time consuming bit).

The Kerning and spacing in these files are straight out of AutoKern and Optical Metrics.

Any comments or constructive criticism are welcome.
by PJMiller
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Munson

I notice that the font supports Esperanto. Excellent. William Overington Tuesday 18 April 2017 Does anyone still use Esperanto for actual communication rather than just as a novelty ? Esperanto was supposed to be a pan european language so that all europeans could speak with each other in a common ...
by PJMiller
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Panose Icons
Replies: 8
Views: 4414

Re: Panose Icons

Just automating the measurements needed to determine the Panose numbers would be a great help.
by PJMiller
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Open Type Localisation
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Open Type Localisation

If I have a table which contains a set of ligatures in the 'Default' section so that it is available in all scripts and then I place a similar table which contains a subset of those ligatures in the 'Localisation' section of a country's script does that make the ligatures which were in the default s...
by PJMiller
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Unnecessary Advertising
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Unnecessary Advertising

Maybe it has something to do with the other piece of software which I am testing out at the moment. :wink:
by PJMiller
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Unnecessary Advertising
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Unnecessary Advertising

Sometimes Main Type brings up a message about 'Want to make your own fonts ? Why not give Font Creator a try ?'.

Surely there is some way of supressing this message if Font Creator is already installed or indeed if Main Type has been launched from Font Creator.

Just a thought.
by PJMiller
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Munson

William wrote:The lowercase x of Modern Italic is the well-known way that people write x in algebra. Munson Italic has that look. Very good.


The lower case italics were ripped out of Bhikkhu Pesala's Acariya font and then horribly mutilated to make them look the way I wanted them to look, so I cheated.
by PJMiller
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Munson

The glyph outlines are excellent, but the long descending arms on the T will cause issues with kerning of pairs like Ta, Te, To, Tu, Tw, Ty. Perhaps it would work better if they were shorter to allow lowercase glyphs to kern more tightly? On the other hand why don't I just make them a lot longer so...
by PJMiller
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Munson

The lowercase x of Modern Italic is the well-known way that people write x in algebra. Munson Italic has that look. Very good. Turn of the century Maths Textbook equation italic is exactly the look I was going for. I noticed the glyph for U+2055 FLOWER PUNCTUATION MARK. I found the Unicode code cha...
by PJMiller
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 9
Views: 110

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 PJMiller
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Munson

This is a work in progress. It isn't finished and there are virtually no open type features on anything except the roman font except for what was copied from an earlier version of roman and I am still experimenting with Chaining Contexts and what can be done with them. There is no kerning and all th...
by PJMiller
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Traditional Arabic font; trado.ttf question....
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Traditional Arabic font; trado.ttf question....

Many applications don't support Open Type features. A word processor 'should' display it correctly, Microsoft Word probably will and so will Libre Office. Also Desktop Publishing applications like Page Plus will probably work OK. However text editors like Notepad++ and Editpad don't usually have Ope...
by PJMiller
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Transform Wizard Scripts - History
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Transform Wizard Scripts - History

I start all the names with A_<script name> so they all appear at the top of the list and this works quite well but I can see that the sort by date modified might be good if the script is classed as being modified whenever it is loaded. If this is not the case then it would just list them in the orde...
by PJMiller
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Modifying glyph names
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Modifying glyph names

Regular Expressions are very powerful at pattern matching.

This should be well up to any ways you want to modify glyph names.
by PJMiller
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Pilcrow
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Pilcrow

Should the Pilcrow (paragraph) sign $B6 be italicised in an italic font ?

Some fonts have it italicised and some don't, which one is correct ?

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