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by PJMiller
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Clarendon
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Clarendon

It isn't free.

It's italic is just an oblique.
by PJMiller
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Clarendon
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Clarendon

Of course if it ever gets completed it will be available for free.
by PJMiller
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Clarendon
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Clarendon

I already have Verajja Serif and very nice it is too but it doesn't quite match the style I was wanting for the project I have in mind. I am well on the way to making my own as you might have seen in some of the screen shots I have been posting, this has been my 'beta test' project. It's name is 'Mu...
by PJMiller
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Clarendon
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Clarendon

Does anyone know of a good 'Clarendon' style typeface which is free and has an italic version? I have looked but all the free ones I have found are either not terribly good or don't have an italic or both. Some which I found seemed to think that an oblique version is italic, it isn't ! Of course the...
by PJMiller
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Combining Modifiers for Emojii
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Combining Modifiers for Emojii

Emojii are something I do not get excited about, but I thought this was funny.
by PJMiller
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Combining Modifiers for Emojii
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Combining Modifiers for Emojii

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This is from the XKCD website. :D
by PJMiller
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: FontCreator vs FontForge
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: FontCreator vs FontForge

If you want to see one or two errors try doing a validation check on Times New Roman! :shock:
by PJMiller
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: FontCreator support for Serbian Cyrillic
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: FontCreator support for Serbian Cyrillic

You can add any characters you like to your font but as Bhikkhu Pesala said it is probably better to stick to the codepoints recommended in Unicode. Unicode already has a several blocks dedicated to Cyrillic the main one being $400 to $4FF, of course this is for Russian Cyrillic plus a few archaic c...
by PJMiller
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Help with ligatures, etc.
Replies: 107
Views: 2189

Re: Help with ligatures, etc.

There are a great many applications out there that do not kern or do not support any of the open type features. Some do nothing more than a very basic rendering of the text. I thought about adding ligatures to substitute for proper kerning but the problem is that the applications which don't kern ar...
by PJMiller
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Turkish ligatures and feedback on Kelvinch
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Turkish ligatures and feedback on Kelvinch

I have had some feedback from someone using Kelvinch which I thought might be useful for people. He said that the fi ligature should not be used for Turkish because Turkish has both the dotted i and the dotless i, they are two different letters with different sounds and different meanings, if you ha...
by PJMiller
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Adding Ligatures in place of Kerning.
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Adding Ligatures in place of Kerning.

But this problem should not exist. I am not a programmer but I sometimes wonder why some applications support Open Type features whilst others do not. Are Open Type features implemented in the application or in the operating system ? I thought they were implemented in the operating system, in which ...
by PJMiller
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Adding Ligatures in place of Kerning.
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Adding Ligatures in place of Kerning.

Actually I just wanted to type the text and have it displayed well. Putting in all the ligatures by hand would be a real pain. The problem is the difference between applications which handle information well but don't support open type features and those that display text well with all the bells and...
by PJMiller
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: XUID field.
Replies: 1
Views: 49

XUID field.

I have been told that Adobe products require a font to have an 'XUID' whatever that is. I have looked through the font properties and have not spotted this field. What is an XUID field and what is it's significance ? How is it used by programs? Does a font generated by Font Creator have an XUID fiel...
by PJMiller
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Adding Ligatures in place of Kerning.
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Adding Ligatures in place of Kerning.

I'm sorry, my comments were not meant as a criticism.

Yes I experimented with these ligatures and the applications I mentioned above didn't do ligatures either. They didn't even kern with a legacy kern table.

Oh well ...

It was worth a try.
by PJMiller
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Adding Ligatures in place of Kerning.
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Adding Ligatures in place of Kerning.

I like thought. I express it all the time ;-) I do not believe it is our job in general to make up for any application's lack of abilities. Isn't the point to try to make a font which works as well as possible for the maximum number of people ? ... and if that means using Contextual ligatures inapp...

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