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by William
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Specification
Topic: Variable fonts
Replies: 6
Views: 104

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: 6
Views: 104

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: 6
Views: 104

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: 6
Views: 104

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: 6
Views: 104

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: 57129

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: 57129

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: 1300

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: 411

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: 1300

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...
by William
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines

Hi Alfred

I have found the following.

http://www.nhsscotlandci.scot.nhs.uk/wp ... elines.pdf

Section 4 is about fonts.

It is interesting that the NHS has different fonts in Scotland and England.

William
by William
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

National Health Service (UK) font guidelines

I have been reading the following web page with interest. https://www.england.nhs.uk/nhsidentity/identity-guidelines/fonts/ This is for the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. The National Health Service is the mostly free-at-the-point-of-need State healthcare system in the United Kingdom...
by William
Thu May 04, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: A Picture Completes The Circle
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: A Picture Completes The Circle

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/e ... t_MoMA.htm

If you look in https://www.youtube.com/ and search for

Emoji MoMA

there are some videos, some showing the exhibition, which are interesting as some of the displayed images change.

William
by William
Thu May 04, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: The Insert Free Draw Contours facility
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: The Insert Free Draw Contours facility

Thank you for replying and for having tried some tests and thank you for your advice.

William
by William
Thu May 04, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: The Insert Free Draw Contours facility
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: The Insert Free Draw Contours facility

Thank you for your prompt and helpful reply.

William