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by Psymon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 38
Views: 1960

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

I am glad to know you are getting more experienced with OpenType layout features. I bet! You must be relieved to have me not repeatedly pestering you to explain what seems so ridiculously obvious to me now. ;) To make a contextual substitution in the middle of a word, just add a backtrack, input, a...
by Psymon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 38
Views: 1960

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

One interesting idea for a font like this might be to make slight variations of letters, then use the random function to select which variation is used. This would make it so that the same letter would look different in different places on the page and this would make it look more handwritten. Yes ...
by Psymon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 38
Views: 1960

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

Okay! Never mind my last reply -- I got it! And once I got it, I couldn't believe how dumb I've been, how much head-scratching and hair-pulling I went through, when the solution seems so simple to me now. :shock: With that said, though, I noticed in that other thread that the guy had a "Chainin...
by Psymon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need Help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 74
Views: 5297

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

Okay! Further to my last reply, I just finished re-reading that other thread you shared here earlier, Erwin, from beginning to end. Of the 4 pages of discussion there, only the first one really deals with contextual alternates, and the rest is all about kerning and other issues the guy had. Which is...
by Psymon
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 38
Views: 1960

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

Did you take another look at the link I provided in my first reply? I did take a look, read the whole thing -- but I gather I should go back for another look, I must've missed something (or forgotten what was there). I'm just waking up now (at 2:30pm) -- I've been pulling all-nighters at this! Got ...
by Psymon
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need Help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 74
Views: 5297

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

I've googled all over the 'net, read tutorials for entirely different software -- all to no avail. And so I've been approaching this like a puzzle -- like one of those games where you have to solve a mystery, where you must find the key to unlock the correct door in order to receive your reward -- a...
by Psymon
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 38
Views: 1960

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

This stuff is like programming, and FontCreator is a software that allows users to do OpenType programming. The help documentation should tell us how to use the program, not how to do programming. But that's the problem -- the help documentation doesn't tell us how to use the program. There isn't e...
by Psymon
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 38
Views: 1960

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

I can't find any info anywhere for how to do this stuff -- I can't even find a definition of "Backtrack." Searching the forums yields no results (apart from this thread, here) and there's nothing in the FC help about it, either. Where does one go to learn how to do this stuff? I'm not sayi...
by Psymon
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 38
Views: 1960

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

Excellent, keep up the good work! Well, I'm just thrilled with how this is turning out! Getting these "enders" done (and I still have some more to do) has really made all the difference in getting my font looking that much closer to Thoreau's actual handwriting! Of course, I'll never be a...
by Psymon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 38
Views: 1960

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

You added two contextual lookups, while you need only one. Do take a look at the two screenshots in my previous post, and let us know your results. I think I did it! See attached! :) Is it all "correct" now? The script compiles okay. I'm still not sure if I did that @latn_letters class ri...
by Psymon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 38
Views: 1960

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

Oh! I did it! Or I did something, anyway -- I went back over your instructions again, found where you talked about that "second rule," and I think I did what you said to do, and now it replaces "a" with "a.ender," except it's doing it ALL the time, even in the middle of...
by Psymon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 38
Views: 1960

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

You are close ;-) Well, that's reassuring -- but I'm still lost. And on top of that, I feel stupid, and embarrassed for "not getting this," and for pestering you with my embarrassingly stupid not-getting-it. :oops: I do not see the substitution lookup yet, so do add it. Also the chaining ...
by Psymon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 38
Views: 1960

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

I just don't know what the hell I'm doing, don't have any real understanding of this at all. I've been trying to get things to look like you have them in your previous explanations here, but I clearly must not understand this. It looks like I think that it should (as per your instructions), but it c...
by Psymon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need Help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 74
Views: 5297

Need Help with Handwriting Font

If your glyph has a Unicode name, then it is mapped to a codepoint. I wonder what character it is. Oh, so you mean it's not so much for my own use, but rather to make it more user-friendly for the end-user? My glyphs are mapped to a codepoint because I'd like people to be able to access them if the...
by Psymon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Need help with Handwriting Font
Replies: 38
Views: 1960

Re: Need help with Handwriting Font

Oh, I do have another question regarding this particular font, separate from all this other contextual alternates stuff. If you look at the screenshots in my original post, and look at Thoreau's lowercase "t" in all of them, his crossbar is most often a lot longer than how I ended up doing...