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by Dave Crosby
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Court Hand
Replies: 4
Views: 4183

Re: Court Hand

My daughter showed me a website where we can download a pdf of a book written in 1867 on how to read this:

http://archive.org/details/courthandrestore00wrigrich
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by Dave Crosby
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Court Hand
Replies: 4
Views: 4183

Re: Court Hand

vanisaac wrote:Court hand is the demented granduncle of Edwardian script and blackletter. It's not technically legible by anyone.
AMEN brother Vanisaac!
by Dave Crosby
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Court Hand
Replies: 4
Views: 4183

Court Hand

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe: Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my . . . awareness. I can't read this stuff!...
by Dave Crosby
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Diacritics
Replies: 1
Views: 2433

Re: Diacritics

Thanks Dick,

I book marked it. This is the kind of information that is indispensable from time to time.
by Dave Crosby
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Dick Pape Update
Replies: 12
Views: 7228

Re: Dick Pape Update

A treasure I just gleaned from the above is Ihlenburg(1884).ttf in Fonto Fonts. Ihlenburg(1884).jpg I hadn't seen this style before. The font needs some numbers in my opinion, but I love the way the period works! Note the fancy surrounding period at the end of the name and just before ttf at the top...
by Dave Crosby
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Need help with font ID
Replies: 4
Views: 2431

Re: Need help with font ID

Oh fudge, proved wrong again!
by Dave Crosby
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Dick Pape Update
Replies: 12
Views: 7228

Dick Pape Update

For those of you that don't know, Our Dick Pape is a very busy guy! I first met him on line at High-Logic in 2004, when he was already a member here. He has been steadily churning out fonts ever since, chasing (and passing in my opinion) his hero, Manfred Klein of Germany. DickPape--ButterflyInsects...
by Dave Crosby
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Need help with font ID
Replies: 4
Views: 2431

Re: Need help with font ID

I would suspect a specialty hand designed one of a kind.
by Dave Crosby
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Tip of the Day
Replies: 42
Views: 39017

Re: Tip of the Day

Cool! THANKS!
by Dave Crosby
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Single line fonts
Replies: 6
Views: 3415

Re: Single line fonts

The "trick" is to make a contour, then delete points until only two making a single line is left.
It is not (in my opinion) a viable solution.
by Dave Crosby
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Extra Space on Left Side of Letter
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Re: Extra Space on Left Side of Letter

In a glyph window, select View / Toolbars / Comparison. Adjust the side bearings to get what you want.
by Dave Crosby
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My first font
Replies: 7
Views: 3872

Re: My first font

Very Nice! I like to use "From Any To Zanily" In the Test Font window to see how the caps look in words. Yellow ellipses appear to have too much space. Calitalic-1.jpg While in a glyph window, Use View / Toolbars / Comparison To make adjustments by moving the right bearing. Calitalic-2.JPG I would d...
by Dave Crosby
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Groups
Replies: 2
Views: 1976

Re: Groups

Thanks Bhikkhu Pesala, 3,500 new fonts added to my collection - indexed and grouped - quick and easy!

Dave
by Dave Crosby
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Groups
Replies: 2
Views: 1976

Groups

I just downloaded MainType 5 and would like to add my font folder files as groups.
How do I do that?
by Dave Crosby
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Steve Jobs on Fonts
Replies: 0
Views: 3621

Steve Jobs on Fonts

The September 2012 issue of the Smithsonian has an interesting article on Steve Jobs and how his love of SIMPLICITY changed computers and the fonts we use: Jobs obsessed with equal intensity about the look of what would appear on the screen. In particular, he cared about the fonts —the different sty...