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by honest.bern
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Yes italic, no regular
Replies: 28
Views: 196

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: 187

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: 187

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: 187

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: 20
Views: 713

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: 747

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: 747

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: 747

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: 776

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: 19
Views: 1280

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...
by honest.bern
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: WGL4 and Box Drawing -- seriously?
Replies: 8
Views: 967

Re: WGL4 and Box Drawing -- seriously?

Nowadays, with sophisticated graphics programs, we might not need box-drawing glyphs, but in the past they were very useful. In particular, I made heavy use of them in family trees. When you want a fancy family tree for display, then box-drawing glyphs would be too ugly. But if you have a tree with ...
by honest.bern
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: modern Greek script font
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: modern Greek script font

I gave up my search too soon. The replies inspired me to carry on. The result came from searching for “ελληνική γραμματοσειρά χειρόγραφη” and “Images” instead of “All”.

The result was CF Majestic from the Stella project. Similar fonts were Astir and Reclama. The double λλ is an Opentype feature.
by honest.bern
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: modern Greek script font
Replies: 6
Views: 890

modern Greek script font

Could anyone help me find some Greek script typefaces like these? When I was young I studied classical Greek but the fonts used for classical texts were all quite sober. I am particularly struck by the λ (as in γάλα), double λλ and η that looks like a cyrillic и (both in Ελληνικό) on the carton of m...
by honest.bern
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Ancient Gothic
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Ancient Gothic

Follow the Codex Argenteus. It is 30-odd years since I took the optional Gothic Language paper in finals, so I may have missed discoveries since then, but part of what made Gothic so easy was that there just wasn’t very much material. The Goths simply did not leave much written in Wulfila’s script (...
by honest.bern
Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Fonturbia GRAFFITI full color font
Replies: 4
Views: 1346

Re: Fonturbia GRAFFITI full color font

It’s much easier to scrape these graffiti off my screen than off my wall! The font is effectively cursive, but with multiple lines. In order to look like genuine graffiti that cover the wall (a space-filling font) it is necessary to disguise the change from one letter to the next. The main way this ...