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by PJMiller
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Grid Lines and Metrics Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

Re: Grid Lines and Metrics Lines

I would also support this.

Maybe with a different default for italic and upright.

But just to be able to set a default for both would be good.
by PJMiller
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic characters
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Cyrillic characters

I just noticed that, for the Italic, you made the small letter Zhe like composite of the inverted and normal small letter Ka, but that shape is more typically for the Sans Serif Italic fonts, although there are quite a number of the Serif fonts with that shape, for example the Palatino Linotype. Ye...
by PJMiller
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic characters
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Cyrillic characters

P.S. The version of 'Munson' now on offer doesn't have any Cyrillic, that is going to be in the next version which will be released when it is finished (fairly soon I hope) but fontmaking is just a hobby not my job so I do it when I feel like doing it, there is no deadline. I am currently extending ...
by PJMiller
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic characters
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Cyrillic characters

This post was about a month ago and the font has moved on a little since then. I have re-designed a few of the characters, here are the characters which have been altered.
Munson_Cyrillic_Sample.jpg
Munson_Cyrillic_Sample.jpg (28.7 KiB) Viewed 70 times
Munson_Cyrillic_Italic_Sample.jpg
Munson_Cyrillic_Italic_Sample.jpg (32.82 KiB) Viewed 70 times
Any constructive criticism is appreciated.

Thank you. :D
by PJMiller
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Grave and acute on the different levels
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Grave and acute on the different levels

Times New Roman has many of the composite characters which are in Unicode and it also has anchors which can be used to make up these same combinations and many other combinations. The composites are used by many word processors and generated by many non-english keyboards. Composite characters do not...
by PJMiller
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Open Type Designer positioning of Anchors
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Open Type Designer positioning of Anchors

Those buttons just below the anchor position settings to set all the anchor positions to the same value should ask 'Are you sure ?' because at present it is possible to erase an awful lot of work with just one misplaced click ! :cry: :( :x
by PJMiller
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

You add the small caps/petite caps feature in open type designer then you add a single substitution look up table to each feature. Then you add the lower case letters and the small cap/petite cap substitutions to the table.
by PJMiller
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Yes italic, no regular
Replies: 28
Views: 374

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: 374

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: 374

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: 6
Views: 169

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: 768

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: 687

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: 211

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 ...