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by PJMiller
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Is it possible to directly replace a system font with a revised font?
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Is it possible to directly replace a system font with a revised font?

I recently did this, using a similar method to the one in the guide pointed to by Erwin, replacing the system font with my Cadman font. It had mixed results and eventually I changed things back. Replacing the system font is all very well but it became apparent that there are many places where Window...
by PJMiller
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Shadow
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Shadow

Inkscape uses the SVG format and that does all sorts of gradients very well. The source code is all freely available. Might be worth a look just as an example of how someone else did it.
by PJMiller
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Lock Individual Guides
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Lock Individual Guides

I would also like to see this in some form.
by PJMiller
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: "Matches" Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

Re: "Matches" Challenge

I've never seen curved matches ! They might be a little awkward to use :lol:
by PJMiller
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: font name size
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: font name size

For Arabic fonts there are some characters which tend to have excessive vertical dimensions in those fonts which include them, for example $06DD 'End of Ayah' and $06E9 'Place of Sajdah'. It might be informative to look at the font information dialog in Font Creator to determine which character has ...
by PJMiller
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Clarendon
Replies: 9
Views: 5806

Re: Clarendon

I'm not looking for a Clarendon lookalike anymore! :roll:

'Munson' is already finished and has been available since July 2017. I even added Cyrillic to it. It is available for free.

I'm not looking to buy another Victorian slab serif font. I'm giving one away.
by PJMiller
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Clarendon
Replies: 9
Views: 5806

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: 680

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: 323

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: 472

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: 472

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: 1807

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: 660

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: 690

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: 496

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 ...