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by MikeW
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 373

Re: Font Creator Expert Wanted...

Thank you, Jonne.

Mike
by MikeW
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 373

Re: Font Creator Expert Wanted...

I was in the hospital for a couple days. I didn't much more than make it home after my last email before my heart was giving me issues. My wife brought in my tablet, but gmail isn't set up on it. I downloaded a couple tools to see if they work on Windows 10, two didn't but I may be able to make one ...
by MikeW
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 373

Re: Font Creator Expert Wanted...

Well, I'll gladly forego any title.

Except Dunce as my oft used avatar displays...
by MikeW
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 373

Re: Font Creator Expert Wanted...

Alfred, These are what are called "stick" fonts. They are a single outline for CNC engraving. Cannot use FC. I am currently investigating the possibilities. I've done them once upon a time, but things have changed since then and I am uncertain as of yet what CNC is being used as it makes a differenc...
by MikeW
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 373

Re: Font Creator Expert Wanted...

Alfred was trying to "teach you to fish" versus being paid "to fish for you." For those of us that make money making fonts, we generally shy away from small work because it can be either a labor of love (i.e., it doesn't pay the bills) or the person desiring to pay for something like what I am under...
by MikeW
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Preview vs WOFF test
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Preview vs WOFF test

Me thinks perhaps your browser is adjusting text larger (not 100%). In FF, press ctrl + 0 In any case, I took screen shots in OT Designer, Preview and Vivald (at 100%). I made the backgrounds transparent. I overlaid each screen shot in an image editor. Both OTD and Preview were pixel perfect. Vivald...
by MikeW
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Preview vs WOFF test
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Preview vs WOFF test

The /p characters are above the baseline and more or less hit a nominal x-height line. So partly due to design. This also makes the bowels of the /p characters smaller than say an /o character and so in part it is an illusion I think. If I open the font in the gallery and make the OT Designer, the P...
by MikeW
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Some thoughts on Projects
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Some thoughts on Projects

In the linked thread, Erwin explained he cannot do it with the current tools. The link goes to my thoughts in that thread.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7305&p=34384&hilit=projects#p34384

It would be nice to at least open all related files in one go if desired.
by MikeW
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

...although even still, I think the alternating s/longs/s looks a bit weird, and that to me it would look more "correct" to simply be a triple-longs... Don't forget the whole "make it like the picture" thing. It doesn't matter what I like. I myself, my personal taste, is that I don't overly like to...
by MikeW
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

Too much to respond to... As regards a triple s, Bablestone reference mentions it in connection to 17th/18th century English... Compound words with the first element ending in double s and the second element beginning with s are normally and correctly written with a dividing hyphen (e.g. Croſs-ſtitc...
by MikeW
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Designing for unfamiliar character sets
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Designing for unfamiliar character sets

I approach things like it is a job...and usually it is. One of the hardest things for a contractor to do is guard against "feature creep." Having defined goals is important. That doesn't mean scope cannot be expanded, just be clear when primary, secondary, etc., goals are accomplished. Then set a pr...
by MikeW
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

Hmm. dunno where to start... General historical info regarding medial s. The rules for a medial s changed depending on what country and/or region of a country its usage is, and what period that usage is too. As the above font is French in design and was first used in the early 1800s in France (desig...
by MikeW
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

No worries. Stylistic sets are a means of exchanging one or more glyphs (characters at its most simple) for another. You can jump to the appropriate explanation in the tag registry here: https://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/features_pt.htm#ssxx In one of my fonts, I have 6 historical letter f...
by MikeW
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

One option would be to put the historically accurate versions of the Cyrillic into a stylistic set. Kind of a best of both worlds approach. People who desire to do readable Cyrillic (without learning about the historic forms) can do so if they are in the proper code points. And for those who wish to...
by MikeW
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Historical Typography: Eszett in French??
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Historical Typography: Eszett in French??

I read it last night...fontsinuse.com is one of my main sites to peruse. Fascinating stuff in that short article.