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by PJMiller
Wed May 24, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Weight matching
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Weight matching

The Bold and thin transformations are just an aid so that you don't have to do all the work yourself. They can scale horizontally and vertially by different amounts. They are a starting point, not an end point. The reason it is impractical for the program to do all the work itself is that scaling ho...
by PJMiller
Wed May 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Viking/danish style font ?
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Viking/danish style font ?

They are Runes.

Look at the Unicode block $16A0 to $16FF (Runic).
by PJMiller
Wed May 17, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: trying to create new font
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: trying to create new font

Did you use Paste or Paste Special to put the glyphs into your font ?

If you just pasted them in then the outlines would be pasted but none of the metadata so they would not have codepoints and so Wordpad would use a fallback font which may well be MSMincho.
by PJMiller
Fri May 12, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to adjust zoom level of glyphs in main window
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: How to adjust zoom level of glyphs in main window

You can also press 'Control' and use the mouse wheel.
by PJMiller
Thu May 11, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Customizing the toolbars
Replies: 6
Views: 4401

Re: Customizing the toolbars

I usually have the main window maximised on the larger monitor (always the one on the right) and all the toolbars dialog boxes and menus on the second monitor to keep them out of the way of the main window.
by PJMiller
Thu May 11, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Differentiating Anchor Types
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Differentiating Anchor Types

I don't understand the proper application of the anchor types "mark" and "base". Does a "base" anchor only go on the base glyph, and the "mark" anchor only on the mark glyph? Yes. When you add an anchor to a base glyph it should be a 'base' type anchor, when ...
by PJMiller
Sat May 06, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 16
Views: 369

Re: Munson

These are the latest versions of 'Munson'.

I think it's just about finished now.

Unless anyone can find a problem I've overlooked.
by PJMiller
Wed May 03, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Customizing the toolbars
Replies: 6
Views: 4401

Re: Customizing the toolbars

I can highly recommend a dual monitor system.

One screen for the actual program window and the other screen for dialogs toolbars and even the menus if you want leaving the largest screen area for the glyph overview and the glyph edit window.

It does take some time to get used to but it is worth it.
by PJMiller
Wed May 03, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 16
Views: 369

Re: Munson

But I forgot, this font has anchors so the combination of any base character with any combining diacritic should come out correct so you don't need all these Welsh characters because you can make them. :D

But you've now got them anyway. :wink:
by PJMiller
Tue May 02, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 16
Views: 369

Re: Munson

OK the Welsh characters are in, but I can feel mission creep starting to happen, just like it did with 'Kelvinch' where I was very insecure about what characters to include and what to exclude. And look what happened, it turned into an unwieldy monster. :shock: The J circumflex small cap was an over...
by PJMiller
Tue May 02, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 16
Views: 369

Re: Munson

Where Esperanto is of great relevance in relation to typography and fontmaking is that the language uses some characters that are beyond 8-bit ASCII, so in a way it is a useful insight into the problems of font supply for people whose own language uses Latin characters yet also needs one or more ch...
by PJMiller
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 16
Views: 369

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. Files deleted, ...
by PJMiller
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Munson
Replies: 16
Views: 369

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: 4482

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: 57

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...

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