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by Leon Gauthier
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Petite Capitals script
Replies: 38
Views: 11617

Re: Petite Capitals script

Bhikkhu, as I am sure that everyone else here who has benefited from your ready sharing of your vast expertise in typography will agree, I really do appreciate the time and effort you have put into helping each of us learn this new craft. I also understand your frustration with those of us who might...
by Leon Gauthier
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Petite Capitals script
Replies: 38
Views: 11617

Re: Petite Capitals script

My umpteenth shot at getting this right . . .
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On the Petite characters, the accents are above the cap height which means that they will have to be adjusted manually. The good news, I got the pesky SS Þ Ŋ & Œ petite capitals correct!
by Leon Gauthier
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Petite Capitals script
Replies: 38
Views: 11617

Re: Petite Capitals script

Running the PUA Petite Capitals script won't have this result. This happens only if you wish to use complete composites on these characters as an aid to design if your font does not yet have contours for these glyphs. Decompose them, and use the knife tool and get union of contours to complete the ...
by Leon Gauthier
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Petite Capitals script
Replies: 38
Views: 11617

Re: Petite Capitals script

While I was working on this project and you mentioned the Low Profile Diacritics (LPD) script, I was under the impression that it was an optional procedure to be employed where there was not enough room for the accents … after running the Petite Capitals Private Use (PDPU) script, the accents were f...
by Leon Gauthier
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Petite Capitals script
Replies: 38
Views: 11617

Re: Petite Capitals script

Thanks for the super-fast response , Bhikkhu Here are some super-fast comments on you notes before I digest the entirety of your comments: 1. The low modifier accents were left over from an experiment which I mentioned earlier … at one time they actually wound up in the correct position just above t...
by Leon Gauthier
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Petite Capitals script
Replies: 38
Views: 11617

Re: Petite Capitals script

Maybe this time it will work . . .
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by Leon Gauthier
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Petite Capitals script
Replies: 38
Views: 11617

Re: Petite Capitals script

I have bundled the font project with the versions of CompositeData and Petite Capitals Private Use which I used. I also included a brief note on what transpired and noted the accent marks I added in order to get a complete run. Even the oriiginal scale factors have been left in the original file but...
by Leon Gauthier
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Petite Capitals script
Replies: 38
Views: 11617

Re: Petite Capitals script

The best I could manage with the positioning of the accents was to move all of the high accents down by 440 after creating them with the Low Profile Diacritics script. This put them well below the x-height and when the Petite Capitals Private Use script was executed, these accents were moved up abov...
by Leon Gauthier
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [CLOSED] Behaviour of Input Fields
Replies: 1
Views: 2544

[CLOSED] Behaviour of Input Fields

You folks really must do something about the outrageous behavior of the input boxes for the X and Y scaling in the Composite Glyph Properties window ... it drives me crazy!!!
by Leon Gauthier
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Petite Capitals script
Replies: 38
Views: 11617

Re: Petite Capitals script

Failing to find any more concrete information in the manual, I tried one more ploy: After creating the low-profile diacritics in the PUA, I moved all of the upper marks down well below the x-height level and I left the dot and comma below below the baseline where they belong. After running the Petit...
by Leon Gauthier
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Petite Capitals script
Replies: 38
Views: 11617

Re: Petite Capitals script

Thanks for the coaching, Bhikkhu. I basically understand how the Petite Capitals in PUA script functions so I thought that I would write a script to create the low profile diacritics, as you suggested, in the PUA as well. Actually, I discovered that I already had a script named Low Profile Diacritic...
by Leon Gauthier
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Petite Capitals script
Replies: 38
Views: 11617

Petite Capitals script

I am working with the Petite Capitals Private Use script and the thorn (Þ), the capital letter eng (Ŋ) and the capital ligature OE (Œ) were not being scaled down as they should be. I reasoned that since they were not being composed, they should be moved from the second <GlyphInsertCharacters> group ...
by Leon Gauthier
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Transformation parameters
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Re: Transformation parameters

Bhikkhu, your method of changing the number of funits in an em made that a simple task. Thanks
by Leon Gauthier
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Transformation parameters
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Re: Transformation parameters

but the bold transform is in funits. That was my point ... one must be aware of the difference the funits per em makes in these scripts. Now, I will have to play with changing the funits per em which I tried to do without success. Being an engineer, I prefer using reasoned values (numbers) as oppos...
by Leon Gauthier
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Transformation parameters
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Transformation parameters

At the risk of revealing my total ignorance of the subject, I will ask my question anyway. I am using the Medium to Bold.xml script on a font which only has 1000 units per em and the results are way out of the range of what I'd expected. In looking at the script file, I noticed that scale parameters...