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by William
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Previewing ligature glyphs
Replies: 2
Views: 136

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: 292

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: 186

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: 186

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 15 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: 186

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: 186

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: 2596

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: 1699

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
by William
Thu May 24, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Specification
Topic: Variable fonts
Replies: 9
Views: 1699

Re: Variable fonts

Thank you.

I noticed this thread in the Serif forum.

PDF Problem using variable font

https://community.serif.com/forum/pagep ... iable-font

William
by William
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: In your minds eye...
Replies: 4
Views: 3495

Re: In your minds eye...

I remembered this thread today as a result of reading the following post in the Unicode Mailing List. https://www.unicode.org/mail-arch/unicode-ml/y2018-m02/0179.html I seem to remember suggesting somewhere that FFFE could be assigned as decoration colour 1 and FFFD could be assigned as decoration c...
by William
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Font issue in Word 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1961

Re: Font issue in Word 2016

Firstly, I do not have Word 2016 or the other software packages that you mention. Also I am using FontCreator 8. I am using Windiws 10. So I cannot directly try the problem here. However, it might be that I can help with the underlying problem and you could if you wish then try the suggestion and te...
by William
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Format 14 cmap subtable
Replies: 27
Views: 13213

Re: Format 14 cmap subtable

I have only just noticed this thread. Erwin wrote: > Nothing fancy as we're going to invest a week in something that is requested by a single person :? Ah, but you also receive my admiration for being responsive to customer need. There are also second order effects to consider. There may be people l...
by William
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Fonts in use in The Wall Poems of Leiden
Replies: 1
Views: 3403

Re: Fonts in use in The Wall Poems of Leiden

There is now a specific thread about the topic in the Serif forum.

https://community.serif.com/discussion/ ... -of-leiden

William
by William
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Font Related Information
Topic: Fonts in use in The Wall Poems of Leiden
Replies: 1
Views: 3403

Fonts in use in The Wall Poems of Leiden

Quite by chance earlier today I learned of the wall poems of Leiden. Leiden is a city in The Netherlands. Here is a link to the poems, poems that use a variety of fonts. http://www.muurgedichten.nl/tsvetajeva.html The story of how I learned of this is in the following thread in the forum of Serif, a...
by William
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Specification
Topic: Variable fonts
Replies: 9
Views: 1699

Re: Variable fonts

I wanted to try to look at the Bahnschrift font uisng ViewHex to try to follow how the fvar table and other tables are constructed in the variable font. So I tried to make a copy of the font from the Fonts directory to another folder so as not to risk spoiling the original, but I cannot seem to be a...