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by William
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Size of the glyph
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Size of the glyph

An important thing to know is that in Windows based systems (I don't know one way or the other about other systems) when one chooses a particular point size in an application program, the point size is only from the baseline upwards. So in a font where the lower part of g j p q y goes below the base...
by William
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Specification
Topic: Historical forms and historical ligatures
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Historical forms and historical ligatures

That really is good.

Thank you for pointing it out both here and in the Affinity Publisher forum.

I have downloaded a copy of your Lekhana font and I am trying it out.

Thank you.

William
by William
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Specification
Topic: Historical forms and historical ligatures
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Historical forms and historical ligatures

I have now added the following to the Affinity Publisher forum.

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index. ... apability/

William
by William
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Specification
Topic: Historical forms and historical ligatures
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Historical forms and historical ligatures

Thank you.

I had been trying to find that for some time.

William
by William
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Specification
Topic: Historical forms and historical ligatures
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Historical forms and historical ligatures

In the thread https://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7824 MikeW mentions historical forms. I have it in mind to suggest in the Affinity Publisher forum that historical ligature ligature become included in the Affinity Publisher program. Thus far I have found that there appear to be two rel...
by William
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Alternate ligature glyphs
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Alternate ligature glyphs

Well I searched for aalt and found some code that I had written some years ago. https://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4314&p=20480#p20458 Yet the next post in that thread advise me to use salt instead of aalt. I clearly need to read up on it, because I have just tried to make a font using...
by William
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Alternate ligature glyphs
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Alternate ligature glyphs

The following thread shows the basis of the problem. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/76232-ligature-capability/ The following thread is interesting background but probably not essential. https://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7815 A gentleman writing in the Affinity Publi...
by William
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Previewing ligature glyphs
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Previewing ligature glyphs

Suppose that one is designing a ligature glyph for an OpenType font, for example a ct ligature with c_t as the glyph name, but no code point assigned. Suppose that one wishes to preview the design in the Preview panel, by pressing p on the highlighted glyph cell while in glyph overview mode. Alas, t...
by William
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Is .notdef required or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Is .notdef required or not?

I presume those are the only "empty" glyphs (or non-glyphs -- since there is no actual glyph) that a font should have, eh? The space character does not usually have any contours in it, but it does need a codepoint, namely hexadecimal 20, and it does need an advance width so that every time a space ...
by William
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: I am trying to make a font with some stylistic alternates
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: I am trying to make a font with some stylistic alternates

Here is a PDF document which contains a poem that I have written which shows the font in action. white.pdf What is really good about the Serif Affinity Publisher Beta program is that the PDF document produced is such that although three ligatures and two stylistic alternates are used, copying the te...
by William
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: I am trying to make a font with some stylistic alternates
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: I am trying to make a font with some stylistic alternates

Here is the font.

ligatst3.otf
Ligature test 3 font
(11.38 KiB) Downloaded 30 times

This font not only has some ligatures but also two stylistic alternates for lowercase e, intended for the ends of (some) lines in poetry, which stylistic alternates are not ligatures.

William
by William
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: I am trying to make a font with some stylistic alternates
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: I am trying to make a font with some stylistic alternates

Thank you Erwin.

I have changed the script and it compiles without hints.

Excellent.

William
by William
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: I am trying to make a font with some stylistic alternates
Replies: 4
Views: 306

I am trying to make a font with some stylistic alternates

I am trying to make a font with some stylistic alternates. It is a test for trying out the Serif Affinity Publisher program. I have thus far made one post in the following thread. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/75641-copying-text-out-of-a-pdf-document-when-the-font-has-opentype-li...
by William
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quest text 2017 font for experimental chess encoding
Replies: 7
Views: 2858

Re: Quest text 2017 font for experimental chess encoding

There is a discussion in the Unicode mailing list about variation selectors for use in transcribing Old Polish documents. The thread started on Monday 16 July 2018. http://www.unicode.org/mail-arch/unicode-ml/y2018-m07/0034.html There are at present various posts in that thread, including one in a s...
by William
Fri May 25, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Specification
Topic: Variable fonts
Replies: 9
Views: 1968

Re: Variable fonts

I emailed an expert yesterday and have received a prompt and very thorough reply.

Both emails, name redacted but otherwise exact transcripts, are now in the Serif forum thread that was mentioned in the previous post.

William