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by 1940LaSalle
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Suggestion for Metrics
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Re: Suggestion for Metrics

Sorry; didn't jump out at me at first.
by 1940LaSalle
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Suggestion for Metrics
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Re: Suggestion for Metrics

And what tool is that, please? I realize that there's a decided aesthetic element to font design that makes what I'll call good practice more nebulous than it is in engineering; however, reason suggests to me that there have to be some guidelines that could be derived from the most successful / clas...
by 1940LaSalle
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Suggestion for Metrics
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Re: Suggestion for Metrics

Like I said above: it's to get a handle on what might be called generally accepted good practices. I'm an engineer, and a lot of sizing of equipment is based on good practices for proportions. Thus, I approach font design from an engineer's viewpoint, and would like to see such practices documented....
by 1940LaSalle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Suggestion for Metrics
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Re: Suggestion for Metrics

Thanks for that link to the discussion. What I'm after would be metrics that a more-or-less-related selection of fonts (say, serif fonts very roughly along the lines of Garamond or Georgia) use, so I could find average / typical values as starting points to adjust to suit my tastes. Definitely not t...
by 1940LaSalle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Suggestion for Metrics
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Suggestion for Metrics

This may already be there and I don't know how to find it, but how about a table summarizing the metrics for each glyph? That way, at a glance, you can see whether the height, bearings, you name it, are reasonable or need some adjustment. It would also be very handy for novices like me to compare on...
by 1940LaSalle
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Two to try
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: Two to try

The latter looks like a live one since I'm not exactly an artist. Thanks.
by 1940LaSalle
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Two to try
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: Two to try

Once edited (bearing the above in mind), any suggestions where (what I think is) the finished product ought to be posted?
by 1940LaSalle
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Two to try
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Two to try

OK, I'm new at the font creation business, so bear that in mind--but offer whatever feedback you will. One of these I call "Engraved Nameplate" since it reminds me of white-on-black nameplates one found on machines, machine tools, control panels, etc. fifty or more years ago. The other is called "Qu...
by 1940LaSalle
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I make a glyph usable?
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: How do I make a glyph usable?

Thanks all around.

Now, a follow-up question: suppose for some obscure reason I wanted to create (say) a vulgar fraction 3/17? I rather doubt that exists anywhere, so how would one go about mapping something brand-new?
by 1940LaSalle
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How do I make a glyph usable?
Replies: 4
Views: 801

How do I make a glyph usable?

As noted I'm a beginner, interested in font design as a hobby. That said, here's what's probably an easy question. Suppose I want to add a new glyph (for grins, let's say I want to add the so-called vulgar fraction ⅛). The operation clearly starts with the "Insert Glyph" command, which allows me to ...