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by PJMiller
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Cyrillic Blackletter font

Thank you, I am no expert but I think the style is something like 'Gothica Textura Prescissa' comparing it to some examples that have that classification. That just happens to corerespond to the document I found which had a good selection of characters, so I used it. I will butcher modern Cyrillic t...
by PJMiller
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic Blackletter font
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Cyrillic Blackletter font

For reasons which are unlikely to become apparent I have started a Gothic font. The Latin characters are OK. I downloaded a scan of some suitable old documents from the 14th century and have got most of the letters from that, the scans were messy and needed tidying up a lot but that is not a problem...
by PJMiller
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: How can a font collector identify supported OpenType features?
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: How can a font collector identify supported OpenType features?

This sounds like a valid feature request for 'Main Type', perhaps you should ask Erwin.
by PJMiller
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 180

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:
by PJMiller
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: National Health Service (UK) font guidelines

I work in the NHS (in England) and the guidelines say that we must use Frutiger, but Frutiger is not installed on any of our computers so we were told by the IT department to use Ariel instead. Frutiger is a nice font, unlike Ariel which is one of the most overused fonts on the planet! Some years ag...
by PJMiller
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: New Character
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: New Character

The same could also be achieved by using a character followed by a combining diacritic mark, if the anchors had been set up correctly.

'Tilde' and 'dot above' are standard diacritics.
by PJMiller
Mon May 29, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence
Replies: 39
Views: 6864

Re: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence

I would be happy if the fractions feature just did fractions! :lol:
by PJMiller
Mon May 29, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals

Thanks to a very helpful answer by our very own Erwin, not here but on the Type Draweres forum :? I found out what I was doing wrong with the Chaining Context and fixed it. The new version also works well with the Fractions feature and does both the English ordinals st , nd , rd , th and the spanish...
by PJMiller
Mon May 29, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals

Though I would upload the script in total. Took out the kerning though it wasn't very large. Mike I have looked at the code and it is good, but if you don't mind I think I will stick with my simple solution, at least I understand what is going on and there is absolutely no interaction with the frac...
by PJMiller
Sun May 28, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals

I have just done an implementation of ordinals which uses a simple brute force and ignorance approach to the problem, nothing fancy and no chained context. Just a Ligature substitution table and 20 extra composite glyphs in the font (10 for ordinary numbers and 10 for old style numbers). This implem...
by PJMiller
Sun May 28, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals

Basically I want to substitute a glyph for two letters but only after a number, simples yes ? :lol: The question is, can I make a Ligature substitution lookup dependent upon a chaining context ? what I have at the moment is -- lookup ChainingContext2 { context (@th_num) @lc_alpha; sub 0 Ligature6; }...
by PJMiller
Sun May 28, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals

SHOCK ... HORROR :shock: :roll: Ordinals and Fractions don't play well together in many other fonts including professionally designed expensive fonts which really ought to know better !! Many of them turn all lower case text to superscript inappropriately. I am still stumbling about in the dark with...
by PJMiller
Sun May 28, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence
Replies: 39
Views: 6864

Re: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence

It would indeed be good if they could play nicely together.
by PJMiller
Sun May 28, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Code Editor Font
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Code Editor Font

Thanks.

I thought there was a way but I must have missed the icon.