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by Ned Ludd
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tom Collins
Replies: 9
Views: 5912

Re: Tom Collins

Thanks! I deliberately wanted the numbers (including currencies) to be different but also to look like they belonged. I may look at the 4 again though. I'll either lower it or raise but make it relate to the 2,3,5 and 9 more. The colon (and semi-colon) has been a pest. First it was enormous and now,...
by Ned Ludd
Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tom Collins
Replies: 9
Views: 5912

Re: Tom Collins

And I've changed it again. More consistency between caps and lower case.
by Ned Ludd
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Auto leading in Photoshop
Replies: 4
Views: 2851

Re: Auto leading in Photoshop

Cheers, Dick. A strange way for PS to behave but at least I know it's not a problem with the font now.
by Ned Ludd
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Auto leading in Photoshop
Replies: 4
Views: 2851

Re: Auto leading in Photoshop

Yep, all was calculated by FC and I have adjusted nothing.
I can't understand why they overlap. It may well be a Photoshop foible or, more likely, an error on my part but it would be nice to understand it (as you know, the plethora of horizontal guides and bearings baffles me somewhat).
by Ned Ludd
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Auto leading in Photoshop
Replies: 4
Views: 2851

Auto leading in Photoshop

Possibly not a problem that anyone here can help with but I thought I'd try anyway. The leading on my new typeface is way out (too squashed) when typed in Photoshop. Oddly it goes the other way (overspaced) in Office. Shouldn't it be the same in any application? I've tried to add an enormous line ga...
by Ned Ludd
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Font question
Replies: 3
Views: 2928

Re: Font question

by Ned Ludd
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tom Collins
Replies: 9
Views: 5912

Re: Tom Collins

It does, and I don't imagine I need to witter on about every alteration. :roll:

I find the drawing process (if you can call Adobe Illustrator ‘drawing’) very relaxing though. It's the technical aspect of creating the font that doesn't relax me so much.
by Ned Ludd
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tom Collins
Replies: 9
Views: 5912

Re: Tom Collins

Thanks for looking into it. Just to clarify, the blue image in my original post is the redrawn version with alterations. I scoured the book I thought I scanned it from but no joy. Here's the original scan with possibly the ugliest (and, thus, most identifiable) ampersand I've ever seen. The question...
by Ned Ludd
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tom Collins
Replies: 9
Views: 5912

Tom Collins

My second foray into fontmaking will be this typeface that is based on a scan from a long lost specimen book. I can't remember the name of the original but mine will be called Tom Collins (it's a tall, cool one).
I may be some time...
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by Ned Ludd
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Albers Combinatory Letters
Replies: 16
Views: 9950

Re: Albers Combinatory Letters

It is indeed an ugly not def glyph, and ugly it shall stay! As for the out of whack x, X, 3 and 8; them's the pitfalls of making a typeface out of fixed pieces. You wouldn't snip bits off tangram would you? :wink: Here's a link to the original that I based it on. New version with position of questio...
by Ned Ludd
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Albers Combinatory Letters
Replies: 16
Views: 9950

Re: Albers Combinatory Letters

Following on from valuable feedback I attach Kombi version 1.1. It still has anomalies due to my insistence that none of the component shapes touch each other but some major clangers have been corrected. Plenty of basic characters are missing but I don't intend to add any more as I don't think any w...
by Ned Ludd
Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Albers Combinatory Letters
Replies: 16
Views: 9950

Re: Albers Combinatory Letters

It's slowly seeping into my grey matter. Good work, chaps!

I thought it best to ask questions while making a simple font to aid learning.
by Ned Ludd
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Albers Combinatory Letters
Replies: 16
Views: 9950

Re: Albers Combinatory Letters

Excellent! Thanks, I think I understand some of that. What I'm hazy on is the relationship between the unicode number (eg. U+E000), the glyph code in Font Creator (eg. $002E) and the alt code (eg. Alt+0148). Presumably, if I were to share, sell or give a font with any alternates I would include some...
by Ned Ludd
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Albers Combinatory Letters
Replies: 16
Views: 9950

Re: Albers Combinatory Letters

I'm almost afraid to ask but; what do I do with alternative glyphs? I've perused the forum but answers to similar questions seem overly complex for my gin-addled noggin. So, I've got 5 or 6 alternative glyphs for various standard English lowercase and uppercase characters, to account for different t...
by Ned Ludd
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Albers Combinatory Letters
Replies: 16
Views: 9950

Re: Albers Combinatory Letters

I appreciate you taking the time to go over 'my' typeface, Dick. I'll try and respond to each of your points but please bear in mind my lack of technical knowledge or even my novice status when navigating a keyboard. :) 1. These anomolies are down to the fact that a space is required (in my mind) be...