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by William
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: In your minds eye...
Replies: 4
Views: 2261

Re: In your minds eye...

I remembered this thread today as a result of reading the following post in the Unicode Mailing List. https://www.unicode.org/mail-arch/unicode-ml/y2018-m02/0179.html I seem to remember suggesting somewhere that FFFE could be assigned as decoration colour 1 and FFFD could be assigned as decoration c...
by William
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font issue in Word 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 227

Re: Font issue in Word 2016

Firstly, I do not have Word 2016 or the other software packages that you mention. Also I am using FontCreator 8. I am using Windiws 10. So I cannot directly try the problem here. However, it might be that I can help with the underlying problem and you could if you wish then try the suggestion and te...
by William
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Format 14 cmap subtable
Replies: 27
Views: 9677

Re: Format 14 cmap subtable

I have only just noticed this thread. Erwin wrote: > Nothing fancy as we're going to invest a week in something that is requested by a single person :? Ah, but you also receive my admiration for being responsive to customer need. There are also second order effects to consider. There may be people l...
by William
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Fonts in use in The Wall Poems of Leiden
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Fonts in use in The Wall Poems of Leiden

There is now a specific thread about the topic in the Serif forum.

https://community.serif.com/discussion/ ... -of-leiden

William
by William
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Fonts in use in The Wall Poems of Leiden
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Fonts in use in The Wall Poems of Leiden

Quite by chance earlier today I learned of the wall poems of Leiden. Leiden is a city in The Netherlands. Here is a link to the poems, poems that use a variety of fonts. http://www.muurgedichten.nl/tsvetajeva.html The story of how I learned of this is in the following thread in the forum of Serif, a...
by William
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Specification
Topic: Variable fonts
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Variable fonts

I wanted to try to look at the Bahnschrift font uisng ViewHex to try to follow how the fvar table and other tables are constructed in the variable font. So I tried to make a copy of the font from the Fonts directory to another folder so as not to risk spoiling the original, but I cannot seem to be a...
by William
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Specification
Topic: Variable fonts
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Variable fonts

Hi Erwin > I've noticed you've already received answers to your questions. Well, answers to some of them. I have found the following web pages. https://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/otvaroverview.htm https://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/fvar.htm They are within the OpenType specificatio...
by William
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Specification
Topic: Variable fonts
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Variable fonts

I have found the following web page.

https://github.com/Microsoft/OpenTypeDe ... dOnAxes.md

I have found it very helpful.

It is linked from the following web page.

https://github.com/Microsoft/OpenTypeDe ... onAxisTags

William
by William
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Specification
Topic: Variable fonts
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Variable fonts

Hi Erwin Thank you for your reply. I have made a post to the OpenType list - in fact I sent it twice because I thought that it had not worked. Later I found both versions in a spam folder. Oops. Anyway, did you get a copy from the OpenType list or has it gone to your spam folder or maybe just gone? ...
by William
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Specification
Topic: Variable fonts
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Variable fonts

A few days ago I learned of the existence of variable fonts. There was a post in the OpenType mailing list. I have redacted the names of his two colleagues that he names as they were published in a closed mailing list. In my talk at ATypI (video herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pef_yujD4eM&t=1239...
by William
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Localizable Sentences Experiment font support
Replies: 109
Views: 58429

Re: Localizable Sentences Experiment font support

On Wednesday 21 September 2016 I published Chapter 19 of my novel. http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/localizable_sentences_the_novel_chapter_019.pdf In order to produce that chapter I made a special experimental font. LOCSE936.TTF This was started from a copy of LOCSE034.TTF, a font produced by ...
by William
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Localizable Sentences Experiment font support
Replies: 109
Views: 58429

Re: Localizable Sentences Experiment font support

communication_through_the_language_barrier.png I produced the image using Serif DrawPlus X5 software and by adapting an image included in the DrawPlus X5 Gallery. The handwriting font is Annie BTN and the main text font is Goudita SF. Link to the relevant code chart: http://www.unicode.org/charts/P...
by William
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Re: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines

Ok ... so I got the name wrong! I almost never use 'Arial' except at work where it is mandated (and even then I sometimes sustitute Calibri and nobody notices). :roll: Oh, you putting Ariel rather than Arial serendipitously had the effect of me finding some very interesting things that I did not kn...
by William
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: The jè mark, a Dutch "ty­po­graphic shrug"
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: The jè mark, a Dutch "ty­po­graphic shrug"

Hi Alfred Thank you for a very interesting link. As for whether it, and others, will get into Unicode, well, look at what has happened with emoji as there was much discussion and, if I remember correctly, the original reason for the decision to include them into Unicode was they were being used in m...
by William
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Re: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines

I noticed that PJMiller mentioned Ariel (with an e) whereas the typeface is Arial (with an a). Seeing Ariel, I remembered that there was a Britannia class steam locomotive named Ariel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_BR_%27Britannia%27_Class_locomotives I found it as number 70016. From time to...