New, to someone at least, fonts for teachers.

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New, to someone at least, fonts for teachers.

Postby Jowaco » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:31 pm

"Same fiddle; different tune."

Here are two fonts developed from TUFFYMH4.ttf which was in turn developed from the public domain font of Thatcher Ulrich, namely Tuffy.ttf.

TUFFY5.ttf is, I hope, an improved version of TUFFYMH4.ttf. Suggestions and advice from Forum members was duly heeded. Thank you to them.

TUFINF2.ttf is a derivative from TUFFY5.ttf and the image below explains this.

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Please read the descriptions in Format -> Naming -> Advanced button in each case.

Below are the links:

Previous posts.

TUFFY5.ttf

TUFINF2.ttf


I would be pleased to have comments. I would also welcome word with regard as to whether you find the fonts useful or not or whether they have been passed on to teachers to use.

Jowaco.

Edit 29/05/2008:

TUFINF2 updated: New 'k' glyph.
Last edited by Jowaco on Thu May 29, 2008 3:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Postby Dick Pape » Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:05 am

Joe -- Very nice and clean.

If you don't mind I will package it up and submit it and the other Tuffy's I've acquired (regular, bold, italic, & bold italic) to some of my Yahoo Font Groups. Let me know as it's a very nice product that deserves being ripped out of your hands and strewn to the world!

Seriously now: had a problem with the hinting on the lc k. Looked fine in FC but in font maps it was messed. (That's what you get trying to hint a font all by yourself! Wait for Erwin to hand us the tools please. OK?)

fjord bank cwm glyphs to you too.

Dick

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Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:53 am

I added a few characters to it.

A Zip Archive of the Tuffy font and a PDF file of the character set are attached.

I have attached the files to the forum so that they don't get lost.
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Postby William » Sat Dec 17, 2005 4:17 pm

Readers of this thread might like to know of the following earlier thread.

http://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?t=863

Recently, being interested in this project, I produced the following.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/TUFF6LA1.TTF

This is entitled Tuffy6 Ligatures Pack A1. It is usable as a stand-alone font if so desired, yet my hope is that the glyphs will be used by others when producing more advanced versions of Tuffy.

Some of the ligatures are regular Unicode and some are Private Use Area, yet they could be useful now and would be there in case Tuffy is at some time in the future converted to OpenType format.

I started from a copy of Tuffy6.ttf mentioned in the previous post.

As I do not have the hinting facilities I produced the file by starting with a copy of Tuffy6.ttf, adding new glyph positions, producing the designs using copies of some of the glyphs that are already there, then deleting most of the original glyphs.

I have been thinking of the whole issue of a public domain font which can be extended by anyone who so chooses.

Readers might like to consider the following.

http://laptop.media.mit.edu/

That page has many links.

Now please consider the following.

http://www.mhp.org

Now please consider using the two together, with DVB-MHP (Digital Video Broadcasting - Multimedia Home Platform) broadcasts being used in a "black box" with the laptop providing a screen, keyboard and mouse! A DVB-MHP system "set-top box" contains a built-in font with a minimum repertoire: there is also a facility where fonts can be broadcast. Recent versions can use OpenType fonts.

Now intellectual property rights isues are going to arise in many cases, yet for Tuffy the font is public domain, so if a specialised font for some minority language is needed, then Tuffy could be used!

Thus Tuffy could perhaps find round-the-world use as a broadcast font for minority language groups for distance education.

Wow!

This thought has made me think that I should try to develop the public domain font which I started and encourage others to develop it too so that it too could potentially be a round-the-world broadcast font.

http://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?t=1102

There is also some more information on interactive television at the following web page.

http://www.cenelec.org

William Overington

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Re: New, to someone at least, fonts for teachers.

Postby TomMurketTomMurket » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:29 am

How do we get these fonts to work on our computers?

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Re: New, to someone at least, fonts for teachers.

Postby Dave Crosby » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:04 pm

Did you download from
Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:53 am
I added a few characters to it.

Tuffy6 Character Set

Download Tuffy6.ttf (URL Fixed)


What computer?
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Re: New, to someone at least, fonts for teachers.

Postby fontruler » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:40 pm

Jowaco wrote:"Same fiddle; different tune."

Here are two fonts developed from TUFFYMH4.ttf which was in turn developed from the public domain font of Thatcher Ulrich, namely Tuffy.ttf.

TUFFY5.ttf is, I hope, an improved version of TUFFYMH4.ttf. Suggestions and advice from Forum members was duly heeded. Thank you to them.

TUFINF2.ttf is a derivative from TUFFY5.ttf and the image below explains this.

Image

Please read the descriptions in Format -> Naming -> Advanced button in each case.

Below are the links:

Previous posts.

TUFFY5.ttf

TUFINF2.ttf


I would be pleased to have comments. I would also welcome word with regard as to whether you find the fonts useful or not or whether they have been passed on to teachers to use.

Jowaco.

Edit 29/05/2008:

TUFINF2 updated: New 'k' glyph.

Nice job on the fonts. I love them

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Re: New, to someone at least, fonts for teachers.

Postby cleversomeday » Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:20 pm

I have seen the lovely Tuffy Infants 2 mentioned on several web sites and I would very much like to get a copy. Unfortunately, the download link is no longer any good (looks like the domain has expired). I haven't been able to find any other links through the usual search engines. Would someone be so kind as to post Tuffy Infants 2 here or point me to a good link. Thanks very much.

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Re: New, to someone at least, fonts for teachers.

Postby Dick Pape » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:21 pm

See http://tulrich.com/fonts/ for updated Tuffy family (2012-06-14).

Attached is Tuffy Infants 2 from 2005.
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Re: New, to someone at least, fonts for teachers.

Postby cleversomeday » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:42 pm

Thank you very much, Dick, for the quick response. Just what I needed!


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