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Re: Pali Typeface

Postby MikeW » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:02 pm

I don't know if it was intentional or not. The kerning for latn is empty.

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Re: Pali Typeface

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:28 pm

MikeW wrote:I don't know if it was intentional or not. The kerning for latn is empty.

Obviously not. This looks like a serious bug. I get the same results from 2.91, which I am still editing. Balava, which I published only days ago, also with FontCreator 10.1 exports the kerning tables OK.

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Re: Pali Typeface

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:01 pm

Version 2.91 fixes the kerning bug, which is in my font, not in FontCreator.

I now know exactly how it happened. While using the Validation in the Code Editor I manually added a value of -20 in a couple of places to remove the warning messages. However, I entered it for the XAdvance of the second member of the pair, instead of the first. This was sufficient to break the export of the kerning table. There's a lot to be said for using the Visual Designer, which makes it hard to introduce such errors. Manual coding is always error-prone. The way that I work also imported the errors from Pali Regular to all three other type styles.

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Re: Pali Typeface

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:42 am

I hope that version 2.92 has finally fixed most of the bugs.
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Re: Pali Typeface

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:36 am

Version 3.00 improved some ogonek contours, added four glyphs with ogonek for Nordic, and added some more kerning pairs. Version 2.92 did not fix all of the bugs :( I had to fix some more for version 3.00.

  1. Microsign µ was included in the Greek alpha kerning class instead of Greek mu
  2. Discretionary ligature st in italics had the wrong right side-bearing
  3. Standard ligatures tt, tty, fty, ttr, ty did not match in all type styles
  4. Standard ligatures were missing ky ligature
  5. I added kerning pairs for Italic Vb, Wb, Yb, etc., which clash badly without positive kerning. Though they are pairs that are unlikely to be used in practice.
  6. Lowercase y. clashes with comma, so I separate that from the y_lc kerning class
  7. I added back Unicode spaces and some composite glyphs to the Web and WOFF versions, since they add very little to the file size.
  8. I ran Autokern and rechecked the kerning on all pairs.

How long does it take to make a font?

Pali was apparently created on 4th December 2006
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