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by Alfred
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Yes italic, no regular
Replies: 28
Views: 199

Re: Yes italic, no regular

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:31 pm
Italic checkbox!
Shouldn't the italic angle control be disabled when the 'Italic' checkbox is unchecked? :?
by Alfred
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Discrepancy in Values
Replies: 12
Views: 133

Re: Discrepancy in Values

Ah. I just wonder where that comes from or how to avoid it. I create my glyphs in Corel Draw, then export them as eps files. In Corel Draw there isn't such a thing like off curve points. All points are always on the outline. In most vector drawing applications, off-curve points are represented as c...
by Alfred
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Tool to measure font colour
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Tool to measure font colour

If you have an image editor with an 'average blur' function you can use that to gauge the relative amounts of black and white in an image, but I can see it quickly becoming tedious to do this for every glyph in a font!
by Alfred
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Red Circle/Button
Replies: 16
Views: 224

Re: Red Circle/Button

The OP specifically mentions ACaslon-Pro, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if MainType isn't yet equipped to cope with the new OpenType variable fonts such as Bahnschrift. I think we need Erwin's input on this one!
by Alfred
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Red Circle/Button
Replies: 16
Views: 224

Re: Red Circle/Button

According to the manual , a red ball means "The font is loaded by an external application and MainType cannot determine where it is located. The font cannot be unloaded through MainType." As far as I know, the only fix is to delete the font from MainType (without also deleting it from your hard driv...
by Alfred
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: New User - Can't Figure Out How Remove Fonts from My Library
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: New User - Can't Figure Out How Remove Fonts from My Library

I'd been using FontNexus, which is not a bad program (in fact, since it's free, I'd recommend FontNexus for any average Windows user who downloads fonts but doesn't need a font manager professionally), but it doesn't use a database and doesn't cache the font previews so any time you select a "group...
by Alfred
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Font Creator Expert Wanted...

Jonne Haven wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:11 pm
Alfred,

I see you've been hoisted to the title, Top Typographer! Kudos, you deserve it!

Jonne
Thanks, Jonne. I think you and Mike deserve that accolade rather more than I do, but it's obviously Erwin's call. (I did send him a PM at the time, suggesting that his standards must be slipping!)
by Alfred
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Font Creator Expert Wanted...

Thanks for the info, Mike. I shall leave the OP in your capable hands!
by Alfred
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Font Creator Expert Wanted...

Thank you for the suggestion but, my handwriting and art skills are nothing special and I would like the fonts to be created from existing engravings and photographs. It doesn't require either handwriting or art skills! If you save a copy of the template as a GIF image , you can use your favourite ...
by Alfred
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Font Creator Expert Wanted...

Why not try the online font generator at YourFonts.com? (It's owned and operated by High-Logic, the developer of FontCreator.)
by Alfred
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Font Creator Expert Wanted...

I am looking to hire someone to make the most simple font, numbers 0-9. I have been unable to find the exact font, so I need to make it. If you tell us which version of FontCreator you have and show us a picture of how the numbers should look, I'm sure someone here can guide you through the process...
by Alfred
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Typo Line Gap
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Typo Line Gap

... OpenOffice, which is no longer being developed. As the Wikipedia article explains, Oracle Corporation ceased development of OpenOffice.org and donated the project to the Apache Foundation. Development of Apache OpenOffice, although theoretically ongoing, has in practice slowed to a crawl, and t...
by Alfred
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Designing for unfamiliar character sets
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Designing for unfamiliar character sets

Dick Pape wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:45 pm
The art of fonting should be a never-ending happy experience!
Well said, Dick! Image
by Alfred
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Historical Typography: Eszett in French??
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Historical Typography: Eszett in French??

I've just come across an interesting article here, discussing some of printer Jean Crespin's typographical preferences.
by Alfred
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: What font is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: What font is this?

It's Rochester Pro (or Rochester, if you're happy with the free version from Google Fonts).