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by Anne Hext
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Stylistic sets v Character Variants in open type
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Stylistic sets v Character Variants in open type

How do you access stylistic sets in word notepad or coreldraw?
by Anne Hext
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Space Diacritics?
Replies: 11
Views: 2405

Re: Space Diacritics?

There seem to be 2 sets of the common diacritics - modular spacing and combining. I understand the combining are for when you are adding it after you have typed the letter. Does this mean you have to use the modular spacing diacritics for the composites in the font?
by Anne Hext
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: fonts from a server - is it possible???
Replies: 0
Views: 1205

fonts from a server - is it possible???

Hello, Someone has asked me if they could deploy my font from a server via an MSI or similar. My impression was that they had to run from the end users station or computer. Any one know if running a font from a server without loading it on the end computer is possible or what MSI would be best.
by Anne Hext
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

Oh yes i just looked on the map as i havent heard of seven kings.
Not really close. Just a thought

Do you have any comments on the text above that one on what
The conversion to line gap figures equal.
Anne
by Anne Hext
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

I notice Bhikkhu, you live in seven sisters. That is easy for me to get to, so I am thinking if you do any small group or one to one training classes - I would love to have a day or two on how to use open type tables and the functions behind just the drawing of fonts. I have done database programmin...
by Anne Hext
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

Hello Thank you both for helpful comments, I have played around drawing fonts and letters for years and years, however I am unaware of a lot of the professional names and terms in serious font building. Can I check I have understood this OK You usually have 12 point line spacing or 1.2: how does tha...
by Anne Hext
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

Hello, OK I understand so far. The next step is how does Font Creator fit in with this. Still working on making sure I have a generous line gap or space between the x heights is what I want to achieve. my current x height is 1130. When I press calculate MAX on the metric properties tab it gives me a...
by Anne Hext
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

Also the recommendation of not more than 3/4 of upem (2048) would suggest that a max cap height for a font is 1536. I am not sure I have understood this correctly
by Anne Hext
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Optimum height of the typo ascender

Thank you I have read the vertical line spacing tips you suggested.
I thought I understood the basic consepts of it but when I added up the typo ascender and descenders and with or without the line gap I could not get arial or times or Calibri to add up to 2048.
by Anne Hext
Sun May 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Optimum height of the typo ascender
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Optimum height of the typo ascender

Hello All, I am working on a font that is easy to read and want to try and force a reasonable space between the x heights I have a fairly large x height of 1130 funits and was wondering about a typo ascender of 1830. Is that a functional typo ascender or too big I notice most are smaller. Anne
by Anne Hext
Sat May 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: shadow dots and thickness repeated on some letters
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: shadow dots and thickness repeated on some letters

Hello Bhikkhu Yes auto hinting seemed to have sorted it out on both the 4 and the P. Thanks for the tip about curved letter bottoms. It is a dyslexia font so I don't want it to be too much of a straight line so maybe I will do 10 funits above and below for the curves and see what that does. Anne
by Anne Hext
Sat May 18, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: shadow dots and thickness repeated on some letters
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: shadow dots and thickness repeated on some letters

ok
i HAVE ADDED IT TO THE ORIGINAL MESSAGE
aNNE
by Anne Hext
Sat May 18, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: shadow dots and thickness repeated on some letters
Replies: 4
Views: 420

shadow dots and thickness repeated on some letters

Hello Again, I notice that in word excel the capital P in my font has a small dot under the curved bowl bit. Its always in the same place and it does not do it in arial. so I checked the P for an unusual Bezier curve or a stray extra point hidden way but it looks clean and straight forward. One poin...
by Anne Hext
Sat May 18, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Stylistic sets v Character Variants in open type
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Stylistic sets v Character Variants in open type

That's just what I needed. basically ss01 is series of characters and cv01etc is more for single character variants. Its worth putting in favourites that site.
Thank you.
by Anne Hext
Sat May 18, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Stylistic sets v Character Variants in open type
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Stylistic sets v Character Variants in open type

I an looking at the Latin letter Eng: Times writes it with a capital shaped like the small n with hook and Calibri uses a capital N to put the hook on, then uses a .ss01 to put the times version shape in it. Is there a 'best practice" with these suffixes or can you choose either. Also how are these ...