Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

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Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:22 pm

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Like my other free fonts, Sukhumala includes an extensive range of Latin Extended characters, Greek, Miscellaneous Symbols, Arrows, Geometric Shapes, and Dingbats. It is designed so that single line spacing is at 130% to accommodate the accents for Vietnamese. You may prefer to reduce the line-spacing to 120% for English text.

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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:51 am

Updated to version 1.40 with some more standard ligatures (fff and fffl) and discretionary ligatures (sf sfi sfy sh sk)

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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:08 pm

Sukhumala version 1.50 adds a Hand Tooled type style, complete with Petite Capitals, Small Capitals, Superscripts for ordinals, and all other glyphs for the OpenType Features. This style should be regarded as a Beta, as it may be changed.

Please let me know if you spot any anomalies or bugs.

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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby Alfred » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:14 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
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I have also added a Mac Option Key symbol to the Miscellaneous Technical symbols (Place of Interest).
I've always known that one as the 'Place of Interest' sign. I'm not a Mac user, but I think it's actually the Command key; reading up on the Option key just now, the symbol for it looks like this: .

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⌘ (U+2318) Command Key
⌥ (U+2325) Option Key
⇧ (U+21E7) Shift Key
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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:56 am

Thanks Alfred.

Version 1.70 adds a glyph for the Macintosh Option key (Option Key, hex 2325) in the Miscellaneous Technical character set.

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Upwards White arrow (U+21E7) Shift Key is already there in the Arrows character set.
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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:48 pm

Version 1.83 completes the Number Forms, Currency, Latin Extended Additional, and Dingbats character sets for Unicode 8.0.

The Localised Forms for Roman Numerals were removed to avoid some bugs.

Version 1.83 fixed some more bugs, and improved kerning pairs.

The fraction feature should now work correctly. Let me know your results.
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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby 2pasos » Fri May 13, 2016 7:24 pm

Nice, very nice font, but its small caps are too large, aren't they? Or it is a bug within last version?

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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby Alfred » Fri May 13, 2016 9:06 pm

2pasos wrote:Nice, very nice font, but its small caps are too large, aren't they?

I think you're confusing small caps with petite caps.
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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri May 13, 2016 10:55 pm

2pasos wrote:Nice, very nice font, but its small caps are too large, aren't they? Or it is a bug within last version?

Since I include both Petite Capitals (x-height capitals) and Small Capitals in my fonts, I design the Small Capitals to be useful for headings rather than for acroynmns. Sukhumala includes both sizes.

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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:46 am

Version 2.00 fixed some more bugs and made some improvements using the new features in FontCreator 10.1.

  1. Added Localized Forms for Romanian
  2. Added fij and ij acute ligatures for Dutch
  3. Added a missing substitution for l middle dot in the lookups for Small Caps and Petite Caps
  4. Improved currency symbols for Turkish Lira and Georgian Lari
  5. Used smaller cedilla and ogonek accents for Small Capitals and Petite Capitals
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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:41 pm

Version 2.10 improved some ogonek contours, added four glyphs with ogonek for Nordic, and added some more kerning pairs.

Following this discussion on Typedrawers I decided to modify the way that glyphs with ogonek were designed, making a smoother transition between the accent and the base glyph.

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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby Erwin Denissen » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:56 pm

Nice!
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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:34 pm

The standard fractions were not quite right, so version 2.11 improves them.
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Re: Sukhumala — A Graceful Font for Body text

Postby PJMiller » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:36 am

Very nice and you know far more about typography than me but ... I thought that the attachment points on the capital i and capital a might be a little wrong. On the 'Polish Diacritics : How to?' website (http://www.twardoch.com/download/polish ... gonek.html) it says :-

There are two correct ways of attaching ogonek to the base serif of capital A. The attaching point can be either placed in the centre of the stem or may be merged with the inner part of the base serif. Attaching ogonek to the outer part of the base serif are very incorrect!


Just like the ones in Kelvinch don't, I was researching the correct way to do this and it will be corrected in the new font.

Sorry to be a nuisance. :oops:


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