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by Alfred
Sun May 19, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: "Most interesting man in the world" font
Replies: 7
Views: 10289

Re: "Most interesting man in the world" font

The round O made me wonder whether it might be Perpetua, but that doesn't match in several other respects. Monotype Sabon looks a better match, but that dual serif is missing from the top of the M and (like TNR and Perpetua) the legs aren't splayed enough.
by Alfred
Mon May 13, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Portable Executable File Format
Replies: 5
Views: 3419

Re: Portable Executable File Format

include hidden identifiers Or not so hidden! Earlier today I was looking for Caflisch Script. All the indications were that it was a commercial script from Adobe, but I found it listed as a free font on Font-Zone ("Font Name: Caflisch Script Web Regular, Author: Unknown"). I duly downloaded it and ...
by Alfred
Sat May 11, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to add lowercase letters
Replies: 8
Views: 4130

Re: How to add lowercase letters

Yes, that works in FC7. Thanks for the tip! :)
by Alfred
Sat May 11, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to add lowercase letters
Replies: 8
Views: 4130

Re: How to add lowercase letters

I don't think most ordinary users are comfortable with Hexadecimal notation (unless they have done some coding). Point taken, although you don't need to understand it in any detail in order to use it in this situation. You just need to add 2 to the first digit (so $41 for 'A' becomes $61 for 'a', $...
by Alfred
Sat May 11, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: How to add lowercase letters
Replies: 8
Views: 4130

Re: How to add lowercase letters

To add a mapping to an existing glyph, first set the Display Format to "Decimal" from the View menu, open the Glyph properties toolbar, type the lowercase mapping (Uppercase mapping + 32), separated by a comma, and click Apply. Repeat for each uppercase glyph, adding 32 to the Uppercase codepoint. ...
by Alfred
Mon May 06, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?
Replies: 7
Views: 4470

Re: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?

Thanks for that. Time to start again, methinks!
by Alfred
Sun May 05, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?
Replies: 7
Views: 4470

Re: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?

Apologies once again. It's clear to me now that I overlooked the fact that I must have corrected the 'intersecting coordinates' errors to enable the 'contours with incorrect direction' tests to take place. I simply chose 'Effects > Hollow' in the Transform Wizard; I don't seem to have an 'Outline Li...
by Alfred
Sun May 05, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?
Replies: 7
Views: 4470

Re: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?

Sorry about that! It's MgOpen Cosmetica Regular, from here.
by Alfred
Sun May 05, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?
Replies: 7
Views: 4470

Font Validator confused by counterclockwise contours?

After using the Glyph Transformer to create an outline (hollow) version of a font, I ran the Font Validator to see what needed tidying up. As expected, there were quite a lot of glyphs with intersecting coordinates, but there were also a few 'Contours with incorrect direction' errors. If I let the v...
by Alfred
Sun May 05, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Need help with naming fonts
Replies: 3
Views: 2126

Re: Need help with naming fonts

The 'l' and 't' are different, but the other letters in 'select' look like Runway.
by Alfred
Fri May 03, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Help with a script font.
Replies: 8
Views: 4066

Re: Help with a script font.

Dave Crosby wrote:I hadn't realized Erwin was such a strict task master!
Me too neither! :lol:
by Alfred
Fri May 03, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Custom font or what here?
Replies: 2
Views: 2164

Re: Custom font or what here?

I think it's unlikely that anyone would build or commission a custom font for a logo like that. It looks like a standard font with a few tweaks applied in a drawing or page layout program (probably the same one as was used to create the poster). I have a similar font here, named 'Autumn', but I'm su...
by Alfred
Wed May 01, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Help with a script font.
Replies: 8
Views: 4066

Re: Help with a script font.

That does indeed look very similar, thanks.

I didn't think it unreasonable to bump a recent thread on the same topic, but I'll start a new one should the need arise again!
by Alfred
Wed May 01, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Identify a Font
Topic: Help with a script font.
Replies: 8
Views: 4066

Re: Help with a script font.

Script fonts seem to be particularly resistant to identification by automatic means. Although the attached sample has several distinctive features such as the shape of the capital 'S', the large loops on the ascenders (which, unlike this example, tend to be combined with a small x-height) and the lo...