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by PJMiller
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: none similar web font smoothing/hinting
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: none similar web font smoothing/hinting

TTFautohint is pretty good at hinting a font, just not quite as good as doing it manually, but doing it manually is a LOT of work. The automatic hinting is good enough in my opinion.
by PJMiller
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: A Question about bearings
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: A Question about bearings

I believe it is just processed once and that it is treated as just one glyph.
by PJMiller
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sans Mateo
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: Sans Mateo

An update, I added a couple of instances and corrected some issues which were pointed out in the previous post. Time to move on to new endeavours I think.

Sans Mateo.zip
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by PJMiller
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sans Mateo
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: Sans Mateo

Good job I didn't release it yet ! :)
by PJMiller
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sans Mateo
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: Sans Mateo

Version 2 of Sans Mateo is a variable font, a few mistakes have been sorted out and inconsistencies harmonised. The .ZIP file contains the two variable fonts (one for upright and one for italic) plus the four non variable fixed fonts and a WOFF folder with the variable webfonts. If anyone wants the ...
by PJMiller
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: A question regarding fonts
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: A question regarding fonts

All the 'a' characters came out the same in your post but I assume you mean the single storey 'a' and the two storey 'a'. The handwriting 'a' with a single loop is called the single storey 'a'. The more complex 'a' with a loop at the bottom and a hook over the top is the two storey 'a'. I have no id...
by PJMiller
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Create bold variant for only certain glyphs?
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: Create bold variant for only certain glyphs?

That is a simpler solution. 8)
by PJMiller
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Create bold variant for only certain glyphs?
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: Create bold variant for only certain glyphs?

If you did a stylistic alternative for just the glyphs you want to embolden then it could be done that way.
by PJMiller
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Using Contextual Alternates + Kerning in Arabic Font
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: Using Contextual Alternates + Kerning in Arabic Font

Of course I don't mind, that is what its there for. I'm delighted to see someone is using it. :D
by PJMiller
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Using Contextual Alternates + Kerning in Arabic Font
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: Using Contextual Alternates + Kerning in Arabic Font

Do I recognise a little Bainsley in there ? :D
by PJMiller
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Superscript section
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: Superscript section

In Unicode there is a block dedicated to Musical Symbols at $1D100 to 1D1FF.

Just thought I'd mention it.
by PJMiller
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sans Mateo
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Sans Mateo

This sans serif font originally started out as a stripped down version of Bainsley but simplified and completely redrawn. I just needed a testbed font to try out some new ideas with open type. But after a while I realised that it looked a lot like a bland sans serif just like the thousands of bland ...
by PJMiller
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Question about Smoothing
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: Question about Smoothing

Nobody answered my question, not even Erwin, which was disappointing. :( So I went to the Ttfautohint website and read the documentation, which is long and dull for the most part. I still don't know how the numbers are generated but that is not important. The main question I had was if ttfautohint g...
by PJMiller
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Creating a font for a book I am publishing
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Re: Creating a font for a book I am publishing

You could use Inkscape to create .SVG versions of the glyphs and embed those in your book. SVG is scalable.

Or you could supply a friendly creator of free fonts with the drawings of your glyphs to embed in one of his free fonts.
by PJMiller
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Question about Smoothing
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Question about Smoothing

I have a question about smoothing in Font Creator. When I go to the Smoothing section of font properties and press the ' Generate ' button it comes up with an arbitrary set of numbers and with smoothing for both standard and clear type. I was wondering how these numbers are arrived at and if the ' t...