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by MikeW
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Yes italic, no regular
Replies: 28
Views: 254

Re: Yes italic, no regular

Neat tip on using the nodes for setting the guideline, BP.

Thanks, Mike
by MikeW
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Yes italic, no regular
Replies: 28
Views: 254

Re: Yes italic, no regular

Aside from XDP (Xara Designer Pro) that I used in the previous screen shot, PagePlus & Affinity Designer also slant the cursor according to the font's numerical setting. MS Word also slants the cursor. This screen shot is from AD: capture-001526.png I would heartily recommend AD (Affinity designer) ...
by MikeW
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Yes italic, no regular
Replies: 28
Views: 254

Re: Yes italic, no regular

The OS reads and makes available that information to the application. It is then up to the application to utilize that information. Some do, most don't use that particular information. One such application that does...the red slanted vertical line is the text cursor. capture-001525.png This is like ...
by MikeW
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Yes italic, no regular
Replies: 28
Views: 254

Re: Yes italic, no regular

Shouldn't the italic angle control be disabled when the 'Italic' checkbox is unchecked? :? The OS uses that angle setting for angling the cursor. What about a font that isn't designed to be an italic but still has a slant to it (I have some). Wouldn't it still be useful for the OS to present an ang...
by MikeW
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Red Circle/Button
Replies: 16
Views: 226

Re: Red Circle/Button

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:52 pm
MikeW wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:33 pm
But, shouldn't a variable font be listed only once and not the axes as individual "fonts"?
I think this is best.
Not that in the beginning that scheme should be an issue. But just how many axes are possible that would show up in MT this way?
by MikeW
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Red Circle/Button
Replies: 16
Views: 226

Re: Red Circle/Button

Erwin,

But, shouldn't a variable font be listed only once and not the axes as individual "fonts"?

Or, what happens if one would only activate a single one (assuming it wasn't a system font)? Would all instances then show up as activated?
by MikeW
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Tool to measure font colour
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Tool to measure font colour

My main profession is layout work. So as far as "color" goes, I relate to it as regards type density on a page, not individual characters. It is hard to reconcile the quote you have as regards characters in a font. And the negative space in particular. Without doing that calculation, my first impres...
by MikeW
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Tool to measure font colour
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Tool to measure font colour

I have a batch file that runs against a PDF to calculate ink coverage (well, technically the non-inked coverage) that utilizes some ImageMagik commands (which needs to be installed). pdfToolbox also has an area coverage routine. But I don't know your goal as to whether it is for each individual char...
by MikeW
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Character writing tool for school
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Character writing tool for school

No. Not that I know of. I do have several fonts for this (and lines, direction arrows, etc.) that I have used for some work. They are commercial fonts. All I know is that I wouldn't wanna make one! It would be likely a combination of AI and whatever font editor I chose to use...and a lot of semi-aut...
by MikeW
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 596

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: 596

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: 596

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: 596

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: 596

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...