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by honest.bern
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Question re working with color
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Question re working with color

I have found my version 11 procedure at last. Procedure for chromatic fonts in FontCreator 11.0 Professional Edition 1. “Color mode” icon (below “Window” menu) select “Monochrome” or “Auto” not “Color”. 2. Insert extra glyphs after each glyph that needs colours 1. Original glyph contains unaltered c...
by honest.bern
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Question re working with color
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Question re working with color

This is the procedure that I worked out for chromatic fonts in FontCreator 9.1 Professional Edition 1. “Color mode” icon (below printer icon) select “Monochrome” or “Auto” not “Color”. 2. Insert extra glyphs after each glyph that needs colours 1. Original glyph contains unaltered contours. (This sho...
by honest.bern
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: playing card font
Replies: 1
Views: 233

playing card font

I am using FontCreator 11.5 Professional. In the past we made symbol fonts with code points up to (decimal) 255. Nowadays we are encouraged to make Unicode fonts and put the symbols in the code points assigned by Unicode. (I have no problem with this.) I would like to make a font for playing cards. ...
by honest.bern
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Site Issues
Topic: Login Not being remembered
Replies: 5
Views: 4529

Re: Login Not being remembered

Thank you. I had the same problem.
by honest.bern
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [FIXED] Window resizing bug (in OTD)?
Replies: 17
Views: 1955

Re: Window resizing bug (in OTD)?

I have the same problem.
I use 11.5.0.2421 (64-bit) Professional.
I cannot use the double-headed yellow arrow, because I cannot see it
by honest.bern
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Yes italic, no regular
Replies: 29
Views: 3384

Re: Yes italic, no regular

“-ib9” at the end of a word is “-ibus”, the dative or ablative plural of a third declension noun or adjective.

“-q3” at the end of a word is “-que”, a suffixed “and”.

“faueāt” is “faveant”.

However, I am not going to attempt a translation.
by honest.bern
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Tool to measure font colour
Replies: 7
Views: 2753

Re: Tool to measure font colour

My original aim was to measure (for each glyph) the ratio of the area of ink to the area of the rectangle formed by WinAscent, WinDescent, the left side bearing, and the right side bearing. The purpose was not to compare the colour of different fonts, but how much colour varies between letters withi...
by honest.bern
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Tool to measure font colour
Replies: 7
Views: 2753

Re: Tool to measure font colour

I really want to learn about font colour because I know so little about it. In “Designing Type” Cheng writes: “…The disadvantages of the classic system led to the creation of the new, ‘modern’ system… Modern proportions are based on achieving even colour; each letter is designed to contain the same ...
by honest.bern
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Tool to measure font colour
Replies: 7
Views: 2753

Tool to measure font colour

Could anyone point me to a tool to measure the colour of letters in a font? I do not mean rgb colour but the ratio of black and white areas?
by honest.bern
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 21
Views: 4945

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

Two years ago in Salonica I took a picture of this shop sign (6552.jpg). It uses three Greek styles. The interesting one is the middle one. It appears to be Greek made to look like textura. I guess that it reads: “Γ. Ελεvιδη”. I think it shows a compromise between keeping Greek letter shapes and usi...
by honest.bern
Sun May 14, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Site Issues
Topic: format of posts to the forum
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Re: format of posts to the forum

And thank you, again, for what you did to my main post: it looks just the way I wanted it to look.
by honest.bern
Sun May 14, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Site Issues
Topic: format of posts to the forum
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Re: format of posts to the forum

Thank you, Bhikkhu Pesala. That was so easy!
by honest.bern
Sat May 13, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Site Issues
Topic: format of posts to the forum
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

format of posts to the forum

Above the box in which I put this text is a row of buttons: B, i, u, Quote … If I am tempted to use the first button to make text [b]bold[/b] it does not have this effect. Instead it inserts “open-square-bracket b close-square-bracket” before, and “open-square-bracket solidus b close-square-bracket”...
by honest.bern
Sat May 13, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: different versions of the same letter
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

Re: different versions of the same letter

The attached pdf “Bern-cursive.pdf” shows my experiments with making a cursive font with OpenType features. It shows my progress as of today. I made the font using FontCreator 9.1 Professional. At the top I show sample text in the default font (left) and my cursive font (right). The only difference...
by honest.bern
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Wickednesse
Replies: 20
Views: 4503

Re: Wickednesse

If you would like a pernickety comment, I would say that the cyrillic "л" and "д" look a bit modern. I don't think the flat-topped versions appeared until the mid nineteenth century: until then I think they were still triangular. However, if you have a Euro I can't really complain about anachronisms...