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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: More details
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: More details

I have my fonts sorted on my hard drive in folders, largely based on the Foundry or Program that they came from. MainType created groups automatically from these folders when I first launched it. I added another group called "Catalogue" where I keep all fonts that I want to include in my online HTML...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 73

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

For details of OT features, bookmark the Microsoft Site:

Petite Capitals From Capitals

I rename everything to user-friendly names.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 73

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

Okay... um... I open up the OTD, click the "+" sign, check off the "Single substitution" radio box, click "Finish"... and then I just add in all the various characters, basically in the same sort of way that I did, say, my lining figures (or my alt fractions or whatever else)? If you already have a...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 73

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

Also, before trying to figure that out I thought I'd first get all my small caps done, too -- since I was already on a pretty good roll with that same task, after all -- but when I go to run that script (in the same font that I just made all my petite caps) it seems like nothing happens. The Petite...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Syllable Bows
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: Syllable Bows

Karin1610 wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:36 pm
There's this feature, chained context positioning. I just don't really understand how it works. Would this be usable for my issue?
I suspect that it would, but it is beyond my experience. Maybe others can offer a suggestion?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Syllable Bows
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: Syllable Bows

You might be able to fix that with more kerning pairs for Bow:A, Bow:V, Bow:Y, etc.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 73

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

I see that there's both a "Small Capitals Private Use" script and another for just "Small Capitals" -- what's the difference? Read the Comments section(s) for each script to see how they were designed to work. If they don't suit your needs, they can be edited, or you can create your own scripts fro...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 73

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

I see that there's both a "Small Capitals Private Use" script and another for just "Small Capitals" -- what's the difference? Read the Comments section(s) for each script to see how they were designed to work. If they don't suit your needs, they can be edited, or you can create your own scripts fro...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 73

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

Unicode Small Capitals are Phonetic Extensions and should not be used for Typographical Small Capitals. The Complete Composites and Glyph Transform features in FontCreator generate small capitals in the Private Use Area, which is where they belong. Also consider that your font may need Small/Petite...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Syllable Bows
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: Syllable Bows

They are basically the same as combining diacritical marks.

Create them with a negative left side-bearing, and have users type them after the syllable.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Dminx!
Replies: 9
Views: 53

Re: Dminx!

Psymon wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:06 pm
I had just assumed that everything was going to be bumped one character over (as with "Enjoy" coming out as "Dminx"), but all seems to be fine when I use my fonts elsewhere.
I would never have spotted that. No wonder Google could not translate Dminx. :lol:
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Dminx!
Replies: 9
Views: 53

Re: Dminx!

Check in File Export Options.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: FontCreator's Private Use Encodings
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: FontCreator's Private Use Encodings

Look in the Appendix of the PDF Tutorial — Using Glyph Transformations.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: when typing some letters are blank
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: when typing some letters are blank

Because you have enabled the ligatures ( liga ) OpenType Feature, but have not defined any glyphs for fi, fl, ff, ffi, ffl, ligatures. This feature is enabled by default in Word, etc., so if you don't wish to add it, delete the blank fi and fl characters from your font. Open the Preview Toolbar (F8)...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: More details
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: More details

MainType cannot edit fonts, and should not. All it can do is tag fonts. You can create your own descriptive tags.

Font families that belong in a group are already associated by family grouping.
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