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by PJMiller
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Yes italic, no regular
Replies: 28
Views: 207

Re: Yes italic, no regular

As I mentioned earlier, re the font I'm currently working on, the angle seems to vary somewhat between characters -- just wondering if that's anything to be concerned about. There is an optical illusion which takes place with text. If all your glyphs have the same italic angle then they appear to b...
by PJMiller
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Yes italic, no regular
Replies: 28
Views: 207

Re: Yes italic, no regular

The superscript 9 is a letter in it's own right, try unicode codepoint A770 (modifier letter us). Some things which might be of interest to you are 'Latin Paleography' which is available for free download at http://guindo.pntic.mec.es/jmag0042/palefont.html and another interesting site is http://med...
by PJMiller
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Yes italic, no regular
Replies: 28
Views: 207

Re: Yes italic, no regular

Okay! I just started working on an antique-style text font, with both a regular and italic version -- I've just barely gotten started with creating the full alphabets for each, but in order to complete those sets I have to "fake" a few characters (because the 16th century source I'm using as a basi...
by PJMiller
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic characters
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Cyrillic characters

Are there any Cyrillic users on this forum ? I am extending the Munson font to include Cyrillic. When I first posted this font someone made the comment that it looked like a Soviet era block serif and I must agree with that observation. I know that there are some preferences with the design of Cyril...
by PJMiller
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: What is the advantage of exporting the "Legacy Kern Table"
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: What is the advantage of exporting the "Legacy Kern Table"

It used to be that MS Word needed a legacy kern table and they were late to support GPOS but the more recent versions from 2010 onwards don't need it anymore.
by PJMiller
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: Font Creator Expert Wanted...

Mike, I hope you get well soon. Over the years we've had numerous requests for support for single stroke fonts. But since we don't own a cnc machine nor the software, we can't really move forward with this. As font outlines always consist of closed contours, you can't really make single stroke font...
by PJMiller
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Capital Spacing (cpsp)
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Capital Spacing (cpsp)

If it is important to you then you could simulate capital spacing by defining a Stylistic Set with different spacing (and include the 'cpsp' feature for all the non retarded applications out there). Although Word supports many different ligature sets you are restricted in which ones you can have on ...
by PJMiller
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Creator Expert Wanted...
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: Font Creator Expert Wanted...

It's probably quite simple to make a font with just the numbers as a true type font and it probably won't take long given a good enough picture of what you want, but what makes me wary about this is the fact that it is going to be used for a CNC machine for engraving. This probably introduces quite ...
by PJMiller
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Some thoughts on Projects
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Some thoughts on Projects

In most software the term 'project' means a related group of files and the settings associated with that group. In Font Creator a project is a single font. It would be nice if there was a mechanism for relating a group of files and saving the files and the layout and any other settings which may pro...
by PJMiller
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 727

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

Psymon wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:03 pm

I had to google what "MMORPG" meant -- showing my age, I guess.
... and I will be retiring next year. :lol:
by PJMiller
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 727

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

My name is Paul James Miller. My work is as an Electronics Engineer in Medical Research, I do not wear pyjamas to work. My hobby is designing fonts (amongst other things). My first font was named 'Kelvinch' after the name of my main character on the MMORPG 'Guild Wars 2', that character is called 'K...
by PJMiller
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Space Diacritics?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Space Diacritics?

It would be better to have the accented characters and the combining diacritics. But just having the accented characters will be OK. If you have the combining diacritics as well the user can accent characters which have no accented character in Unicode, for instance in my wifes language they use a l...
by PJMiller
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 20
Views: 727

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

Are you able to read/write in Cyrillic (i.e. in a language that uses it)? That's one of my problems with trying to design a font for that character set -- with the Latin character set, it's easy to come up with all sorts of words, etc. to try out to see how the letters look together, but I'm at a c...
by PJMiller
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Designing for unfamiliar character sets
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Designing for unfamiliar character sets

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt! Let me tell you about Kelvinch . This was my first font, I started out totally clueless about fonts but with a lot of experience of CAD programs and designing things on a CAD system. I didn't know what characters were necessary and which weren't, so out of ins...
by PJMiller
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Space Diacritics?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Space Diacritics?

The combining diacritics have zero advance width and are placed after the character they are meant to accent. Without anchors they are in a fixed position which is correct for some characters but not for others, with anchors they can be made to move to the correct position for any character.