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by Alfred
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Is .notdef required or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Is .notdef required or not?

I think I'll make a box w/question mark for my .notdef, but apart from that I have four other empty glyphs... .null nonmarkingreturn space nbspace I remember adding in that last one based on your advice/tutorial. :) What's .null for, though? Something similar to .notdef? And nonmarkingreturn -- is ...
by Alfred
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Osborne Lights Font from Walt Disney World
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Osborne Lights Font from Walt Disney World

OPTIKipling isn't an exact match — in particular, it’s too oblique and the crossbar on the /t is (much) too heavy — but in other respects it’s pretty close, especially the capital letters, and it’s free!

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by Alfred
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Spinner Controls
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Spinner Controls

I agree. It would be best to implement it the way it works in adobe softwares - where you click on the icon/placeholder of the input, and then drag up or down for increase/decrease in number. But a wheel could work too I haven’t used a mouse in years, and my trackball doesn’t have a scroll wheel, s...
by Alfred
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: U.S. Patent Office font
Replies: 0
Views: 1522

U.S. Patent Office font

I’m trying to identify the font(s) used in the attached sample, but I’ve drawn a blank. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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by Alfred
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Identify a Font
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Identify a Font

It’s Mussica Swash by Corradine Fonts.
by Alfred
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Typekit & Google?
Replies: 9
Views: 1413

Re: Typekit & Google?

To integrate with Typekit officially, you have to jump through some Adobe hoops that usually aren't easy and often have bugs. You can unofficially integrate with Typekit by adding the following sync folder to MainType (%APPDATA% is the AppData folder for your user): %APPDATA%\Roaming\Adobe\CoreSync...
by Alfred
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Comparing fonts
Replies: 15
Views: 4245

Re: Comparing fonts

nabsltd wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:45 pm
Some other font managers have a mode where the preview text is basically the only thing displayed in the list of fonts, and you can then have multiple columns displayed:
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MainType’s Print Preview does this.
by Alfred
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to convert 3/4 to proper fractions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1966

Re: How to convert 3/4 to proper fractions?

Bad_Wolf wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:57 am
Thank you again Alfred for your help. This is a very useful feature and exactly what I was looking for.
You’re welcome, Chris. Good luck with your project!
by Alfred
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to convert 3/4 to proper fractions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1966

Re: How to convert 3/4 to proper fractions?

When I type a letter, lets say for example "A". I like in the main overview window (where you see all the present glyphs) that the corresponding "A" glyph will be highlighted. I tried everything but could not find it. Can you tell me how this is accomplished? If you press Ctrl+F (for 'Find') and ty...
by Alfred
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: need to restart application everytime
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: need to restart application everytime

Which version of MainType are you using? Not that it should matter. Auto-update of the font list has worked for many years. My apologies. I allowed myself to get confused between the behaviour due to MainType and the behaviour due to PagePlus! If I install a new font via Windows Font Viewer, PagePl...
by Alfred
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to convert 3/4 to proper fractions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1966

Re: How to convert 3/4 to proper fractions?

1. Because she is in primary school in Botswana, she write numbers a little bit differently that we are used too. The differences are mainly with the numbers "1" and "7". So I will make the numbers in this font exactly the same as she write them for homework. 2. I will also change the alpha numeric...
by Alfred
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Thick strokes in different sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Thick strokes in different sizes

The fix is to enable Hinting in the font export settings dialogue. This requires the use of Truetype outlines, as CCF Postscript outlines do not support hinting. OT/CFF Fonts do actually support hinting, but the hinting ‘intelligence’ is mainly in the rasterizer rather than the font itself. I presu...
by Alfred
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: need to restart application everytime
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: need to restart application everytime

No such problem here. Fonts appear/disappear from my application's font menu when I instal/uninstall. Tested with Serif PagePlus X9 on Windows 10 latest update. I have never seen newly installed fonts in PagePlus (or any other ‘Plus’ application) until the next time I launch it. Serif’s Affinity ap...
by Alfred
Mon May 28, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: a problem about the Punctuation of cjk
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: a problem about the Punctuation of cjk

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 9:42 am
You can then show top and bottom bearings:
http://www.high-logic.com/fontcreator/m ... tions.html

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Shouldn’t the labels for those checkboxes just say ‘Top bearing’ and ‘Bottom bearing’? Since they aren’t on the left or the right, neither of them is really a ‘side’. ;)
by Alfred
Mon May 21, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Struggling with these fonts
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Struggling with these fonts

A guy who's worked in graphics for 40 years suggested futura extra bold condensed. Good call! However, the numbers and the 'p' don't match. I guess the numbers could be a different printing plate? The /p is clearly from a different font, and the ‘99’ probably comes from that font, but there’s no re...