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by Psymon
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

Make a copy of your current project, so you can import these OpenType layout features. Within the OpenType Designer click the Code Editor button at the bottom and copy and paste the code from the previous post. That's one of the things that confused me -- WHERE, exactly, do I pste that code into my...
by Psymon
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

I don't know what that script is supposed to do, nor do I know what I'm supposed to do with it. I presume I copy/paste it into my code editor -- but where in that existing code do I put that bit? Anywhere? Doesn't stuff in there have to be in a certain sequence? I've never worked in code -- not in f...
by Psymon
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

For now don't worry about which OpenType feature you want to use. You can easily change it to another feature, so better first make it work. Then later experiment to see if the feature you intend to use is also available in the word processing software and DTP applications. I don't understand that....
by Psymon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

Okay, I read through that whole thread! But I'm a bit lost. You were very graciously helping that person accomplish virtually the same thing, but you did so by just sending him a pre-done script to get started -- I can't just take your script and load it into my font, though, because then I would lo...
by Psymon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

Oh, that's great! I did try searching in here for "contextual alternates," but for some reason didn't come across that page.

Looks like I have some reading/studying to do, but that's excellent, thanks so much, Erwin! :)
by Psymon
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

Oh, another question... for this particular font, I haven't bothered to kern the uppercase with the uppercase -- I just can't see that it would make for a very good font at all used in that way, and find it hard to see that anyone would write in ALL CAPS with it. Is that a terrible no-no? Should I t...
by Psymon
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Need help with Handwriting Font

Hey there, folks! I took a break from type design for a while, but recently got back into it again, with the hopes of creating my very first handwriting-style (cursive) font, one based on that of my favourite author, Henry David Thoreau. When I first dipped my toe in type design a couple decades ago...
by Psymon
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?
Replies: 14
Views: 3000

Re: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?

I'm still running FC v. 11.5, and don't really feel the need to spend money to upgrade as it does pretty much what I want/need it to do -- but I would blow money on an upgrade JUST for this one, single feature if it could be wangled. :)
by Psymon
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: License suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 5685

Re: License suggestions?

And here in the USA, I've read commentary that embedding fonts into PDF's creates a problem when fonts are licensed with the GNU font. If a pdf has a GNU font embedded, I've read suggestions that the GNU license requires the entire project (here the PDF file, including the text) also be released un...
by Psymon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Should I delete all my empty glyphs?
Replies: 8
Views: 4923

Re: Should I delete all my empty glyphs?

Oh, that's a thought -- or maybe just copy/paste the .notdef glyph into each of those unused slots.

I'll think about that, might not be a bad idea. :)
by Psymon
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Should I delete all my empty glyphs?
Replies: 8
Views: 4923

Re: Should I delete all my empty glyphs?

Cool. I can't see myself having a need to do anything like that right now, but who knows, maybe some day I'll be back here to take a closer look at that again to try out. :)
by Psymon
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Should I delete all my empty glyphs?
Replies: 8
Views: 4923

Re: Should I delete all my empty glyphs?

It is best to delete all unused glyphs. Otherwise external software like word processors or font managers might show the glyphs to the end user while you never intended this. And, yes, it will also save some bytes. Yeah, that's what I figured -- and what I ended up doing with my fonts. ;) We could ...
by Psymon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Ye Alde Font Familie
Replies: 38
Views: 9016

Re: Ye Alde Font Familie

I solved it! I think, unless I'm dreaming and seeing things now. In my CSS, before I'd had this line (along with a piles of other liga-related lines)... font-feature-settings: "kern" 1; ...and then I went searching on google for a solution, and came across this article... https://www.viget.com/artic...
by Psymon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Ye Alde Font Familie
Replies: 38
Views: 9016

Re: Ye Alde Font Familie

Well, this is annoying. Do you guys have any idea why my ligs aren't showing up in Internet Explorer? I remember having an off-forum discussion with you about this before, Erwin, and I thought I'd fixed that, but now it doesn't seem to be working right. Here's the link again to my web page (just to ...
by Psymon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Ye Alde Font Familie
Replies: 38
Views: 9016

Re: Ye Alde Font Familie

Oh, do you mean for people to download via my website? I thought of that -- maybe I'll do that down the road, but for the time being I'm actually curious which of the fonts people might be particularly interested in. Like, even here I was surprised that only three of my five fonts (when I had them i...