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by Lesley Prince
Sat May 25, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: initial, medial and terminal forms
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: initial, medial and terminal forms

Hello again Erwin
I've just had a look at the link you supplied - it's head buzzy time. I'll have to print it out and read slowly before trying it out.
Thank you again
Les Prince
by Lesley Prince
Sat May 25, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: initial, medial and terminal forms
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: initial, medial and terminal forms

Thank you Erwin
I am slowly getting to grips with the Open Type features. I think I have cracked the ligature problem (with your help and that of Bhikku Pasala) and now getting into more obscure (for me) territory.
Les Prince
by Lesley Prince
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Ligatures, substitutions and scripts
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Ligatures, substitutions and scripts

Hello again Bhikkhu I have tried and my frustration is considerable, so I shall have a cup of tea after I have posted this. I am attaching two screen shots, which are the latest attempts to get the script to work. Before attempting this, I deleted all scripts and other stuff so as to get a clean go ...
by Lesley Prince
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Ligatures, substitutions and scripts
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Ligatures, substitutions and scripts

Hi Bhikkhu Thank you. Yes, I have looked at them. I have got as far as setting up a lookup for the ligatures, but when I test the code syntax I'm told it's not used. Looking at the results, I seem to have a proliferation of Ligature1, Ligature2, and so on, and I just can't get the thing to work. I a...
by Lesley Prince
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Ligatures, substitutions and scripts
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Ligatures, substitutions and scripts

Hello I apologise in advance for my obtuse stupidity, but I can't make head nor tail of the substitution and ligature elements of FontCreator. Scripts, for example; where are they in Open Type designer? Or do we have to write our own? The thing is, I am working on a number of 'historical' fonts for ...
by Lesley Prince
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Rune font
Replies: 0
Views: 537

Rune font

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This is a runic font (first pass). It is based on (one of the versions of) the Anglo-Saxon futhorc, but it also contains a complete Unicode runic block plus some versions that Unicode have missed. As a bonus it also contains some Viking symbols.
by Lesley Prince
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Runic unicode block and bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: Runic unicode block and bearings

That would be very useful. Thank you.
by Lesley Prince
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Runic unicode block and bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Runic unicode block and bearings

I am working on a runic font (just because I can). Accordingly I have been working on the Unicode Runic block, filling it with the requisite images. So far so good. Some of these I have copied into the Latin mappings so that the font may be used as a normal font. Again, so far so good. The problem I...
by Lesley Prince
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Ancient Gothic
Replies: 8
Views: 2777

Re: Ancient Gothic

'Ancient Gothic'? Are you talking about runes? If so, the major problem is that there are several runic 'alphabets' developed throughout the Scandinavian world at different times and places. Also, even if someone was working to, say, the Anglo-Saxon futhorc, they may well use idiosyncratic forms of ...
by Lesley Prince
Fri May 13, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Just a thought on guidelines
Replies: 1
Views: 2830

Just a thought on guidelines

Sometimes I get very confused with all the guidelines that I occassionally need when setting up a font. I have not yet found a way of resetting the red guides that appear in the glyph editing window, so set up my own in preference. In some of my fonts the x-height is very different to the red guide,...
by Lesley Prince
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cheriton Hand and Martha
Replies: 20
Views: 13163

Re: Cheriton Hand and Martha

I have just spent some (happy?) hours checking spacing and kerning on Martha. I think (hope more like) that the font is now usable in its present form. I still have to work on the swash letters, finials and decorations, but I want to understand how the Open Type modifications work first. As it is I ...
by Lesley Prince
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Kerning Pairs
Replies: 3
Views: 6375

Re: Kerning Pairs

Hello again Bikkhu. I also seem to get the spacing too tight, but occasionally come across a pair that seem miles away from each other. Thank you for your advice. I have produced a version of the test document in RTF and also taken the opportunity to edit it slightly as well so that it occupies only...
by Lesley Prince
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Kerning Pairs
Replies: 3
Views: 6375

Kerning Pairs

Of the many difficulties I've encountered creating fonts is the question of spacing and kerning. No matter how carefully I think I've examined my font, there are always some nasty surprises when I actually use it in a real setting. To help I have created a word document with all kerning pairs using ...
by Lesley Prince
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Arcana
Replies: 15
Views: 9512

Re: Arcana

Dear Bikkhu
Thank you once again. I can see that I still have a very great deal to learn.
Best wishes
Lesley