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by PJMiller
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Clarendon
Replies: 7
Views: 4054

Re: Clarendon

I made a font which I called 'Munson' which fulfilled the role of a victorian style slab serif quite well.

Thank you for your recommendation but Munson is available for free.
by PJMiller
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: creating anchor class
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: creating anchor class

I think you will find that when you have placed the new anchors in the selected glyphs they will not 'connect' until you open the Open Type Designer and edit the positions of the anchors, then when you close Open Type Designer you will find that they have 'connected' as if by magic. :D I think it is...
by PJMiller
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: "Invisible" sibling font
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: "Invisible" sibling font

The '@' appears in the font selection box of some applications but it is not in the font name. Windows adds the @ sign before fonts which have been hidden by the computre user. As far as I know you can't use that character in a valid font name. Also many applications ignore the 'Hidden' status of th...
by PJMiller
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Multiple marks
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Multiple marks

You probably need to look at some examples. Open type designer is difficult to comprehend at first, there is just so much going on there but look at some existing fonts with open type features and experiment with them. Then with your own font start off with a blank slate and add some simple things a...
by PJMiller
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Multiple marks
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Multiple marks

Sounds like a job for Stacking Diacritics.

They don't have to stack vertically, by changing the position of the anchors on the diacritic mark you can change the position where subsequent marks are added.

You need to learn about the open type designer and open type features.
by PJMiller
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Fonts for neon signs
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Re: Fonts for neon signs

One further constraint if you are doing ' real ' neon signs (i.e. glass tubes filled with noble gasses with a flourescent substance coating the inside) is that one stroke cannot split in two like at the top of the 'T' and the junction of the 'Y' it has to be two strokes, there can only be one path f...
by PJMiller
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: "Jann Script", a lettering font for Nordic languages
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: "Jann Script", a lettering font for Nordic languages

Very nice, thanks for sharing. :D
by PJMiller
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Fractions and Tabular Figures in FC 12
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Fractions and Tabular Figures in FC 12

The automatically generated features of version 12 are great, but it seems they are not complete. For most of the OpenType features it doesn't matter if they affect each other because they will probably not be applied in combination, however 'tabular numbers' and 'fractions' are one combination that...
by PJMiller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Positioning of Anchors on Glyphs C and c
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Positioning of Anchors on Glyphs C and c

I think they work best when aligned with the visual centre. I don't know about all fonts, but here is how it works best for standard body text fonts like Pali. Geometric Centre for C Pali Italic Drag a vertical guide to the centre, and rotate by the italic angle about the centre. The left guide is ...
by PJMiller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Positioning of Anchors on Glyphs C and c
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Positioning of Anchors on Glyphs C and c

I have also noticed this. The positioning of anchors on some glyphs is not in an optimal position. This only happens with asymetrical glyphs but is especially noticable on 'C', 'G' and 'c', I guess estimating the optical centre is difficult. The diacritics over these glyphs look as though they are g...
by PJMiller
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Daniel Jacques
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Daniel Jacques

I have just put together a quick font which started out as a bet. Just one style (no italic or bold).

It is called 'Daniel Jaques'. It is a display font for titling and signage rather than body text.

Have fun ! :D
by PJMiller
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Program Freeze
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Program Freeze

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:17 am
Yet another verification of Murphy's Law.
Hmm ... I did manage to reproduce what I had done, and with some improvements. But I must admit that I did curse the program at the time.
by PJMiller
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Program Freeze
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Program Freeze

This is the first time I have had this happen with FC 12 but it has happened before on other versions, very intermittently and I was not able to reproduce it.

The only difference this time was the large number of unsaved changes. :(
by PJMiller
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Program Freeze
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Program Freeze

After making many unsaved changes to a font I am working on I did a simple union of contours and the program stopped (not responding), I thought it might be taking it's time so I left it for a while, enough time for me to go to the kitchen and make a cup of tea then return to the study. The program ...
by PJMiller
Wed May 29, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Auto Metrics and Anchors
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Auto Metrics and Anchors

You are correct, auto metrics does adjust the positions of the anchors when adjusting the side bearings of the glyph. I have just done another experiment. Sorry for posting this spurious request. :oops:

I am still coming to terms with all the differences in FC 12.