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by Lesley Prince
Fri May 13, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Just a thought on guidelines
Replies: 1
Views: 2502

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: 11359

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: 5464

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: 5464

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: 8471

Re: Arcana

Dear Bikkhu
Thank you once again. I can see that I still have a very great deal to learn.
Best wishes
Lesley
by Lesley Prince
Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Arcana
Replies: 15
Views: 8471

Re: Arcana

Dear Dick and Bikkhu, thank you once again for your help. I have spent some time investigating your suggestions and have produced the font version ArcanaI. This seems to work OK, although there are some weird effects, such as some glyphs appearing more than once in the glyph index of different softw...
by Lesley Prince
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Arcana
Replies: 15
Views: 8471

Re: Arcana

Thank you. Now I will go and play and see what happens. :)
by Lesley Prince
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Arcana
Replies: 15
Views: 8471

Re: Arcana

Hi Dick
When you added the 40 glyphs was this using the insert command? How are they mapped? Sorry if I'm being dense here, but I don't quite understand what happens when new glyphs are added.
Best wishes
Lesley
by Lesley Prince
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Arcana
Replies: 15
Views: 8471

Re: Arcana

Thank you that, Dick. I reworked the font as you suggested, and added the extra characters from the Private Use area. It seems to work(ish), but the extra characters are not unicode mapped. I admit that I find mapping more complex than I expected, and so I am puzzled by what happens with it. I am st...
by Lesley Prince
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Arcana
Replies: 15
Views: 8471

Re: Arcana

I have been working on Arcana, and have completed the glyph set. I remapped the font, and then mapped the extra glyphs to Latin Supplement A. However, when I did this it no longer worked, and all of the glyphs were shown with the plain rectangle showing they were unmapped. Luckily I had made a copy ...
by Lesley Prince
Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Arcana
Replies: 15
Views: 8471

Re: Arcana

Dear Bikkhu
Thank you for your advice. I went into the troublesome glyphs and found the problems lay in some very tiny aspects. In the end I deleted several of the glyphs and reworked them, which turned out much better.
Best wishes
Lesley
by Lesley Prince
Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Arcana
Replies: 15
Views: 8471

Re: Arcana

Dear Dick Thank you for this. I tried it out on a copy of the font and it worked very well. I explored further and discovered the way to map the extra glyphs. I'm not sure I'm doing it right, but it seemed to work OK. I opened the mappings dialogue and selected 'choose'. This seemed to do the trick ...
by Lesley Prince
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Arcana
Replies: 15
Views: 8471

Arcana

Hello all again. I am posting the current version of a symbol font I am working on. I opened it as a symbol font in FontCreator, and just started to import the glyphs. There is still a lot of work to be done on it, especially spacings and so on, although I try to keep on top of that as I go along, a...
by Lesley Prince
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cheriton Hand and Martha
Replies: 20
Views: 11359

Re: Cheriton Hand and Martha

Dear Bhikku Thank you once again. I looked up your documents and tutorials on adding Open Type attributes, but it looks very complicated and I don't completely understand it. I'll spend some time reading in more detail because I have printed them off, but it looks like it requires some command line ...
by Lesley Prince
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cheriton Hand and Martha
Replies: 20
Views: 11359

Re: Cheriton Hand and Martha

William, I have just followed up the urls you posted - WOW! :shock: It brought out all my inherent geekyness as I slavered over the charts. Thank you very much.
Best wishes
Lesley