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by PJMiller
Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Kelvinch - a font for body text.
Replies: 73
Views: 24764

Re: Kelvinch - a font for body text.

Does everyone on the forum have 7-zip ?
by PJMiller
Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: I want purchase font creator
Replies: 4
Views: 2958

Re: I want purchase font creator

I went for the Professional edition because I thought the extra features like 'Optical Metrics' would be useful. They were very very useful indeed, they save a LOT of time. Editing in general is faster and easier with Font Creator compared with Font Forge which I was using before, but the extras in ...
by PJMiller
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Kelvinch - a font for body text.
Replies: 73
Views: 24764

Re: Kelvinch - a font for body text.

Dear Bhikkhu, I will have a look at putting some ligatures in the font and see what I can come up with. I tried to make the Panose numbers as accurate as possible based on the information on the Panose website and the number I came up with for Kelvinch Roman was 2-5-5-3-4-5-6-2-2-3 but if you compar...
by PJMiller
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Kelvinch - a font for body text.
Replies: 73
Views: 24764

Re: Kelvinch - a font for body text.

Dear William, Thank you for your praise. I also like venetian fonts, as for the digits, I first tried doing the digits old style with the ascenders going up to the 'CapHeight' and the descenders going to 'WinDescent' but it looked ridiculous, then I tried lining digits and that didn't look the way I...
by PJMiller
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Kelvinch - a font for body text.
Replies: 73
Views: 24764

Re: Kelvinch - a font for body text.

Sorry, I was making some big assumptions there.

Here is an image for anyone who wants to see without downloading it.
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by PJMiller
Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Kelvinch - a font for body text.
Replies: 73
Views: 24764

Kelvinch - a font for body text.

I have been working on this font for some months. Although I have worked with many CAD systems throughout my career I have no previous experience with typography. I'm sure there are many mistakes and anomalies which I have missed and I'm not sure I have got the Panose numbers correct. Any constructi...
by PJMiller
Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Automatically add characters to a set
Replies: 5
Views: 3237

Re: Automatically add characters to a set

There is an interesting website at http://www.eki.ee/letter/ which tells you which letters are used in which languages. My solution to this problem was just to add everything. Once you have added Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B and Greek then you have covered most...
by PJMiller
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Open Type Designer
Replies: 5
Views: 3081

Open Type Designer

As a newcomer to Font Creator I can help but think that Open Type Designer needs better documentation. It is hardly covered in the manual. Most of what I know about it has come from the excellent forum posts in the Tutorials and Solutions section by Bhikkhu Pesala, thank you Bhikkhu. However I think...
by PJMiller
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Synchronise Typefaces
Replies: 16
Views: 17187

Re: Synchronise Typefaces

I am currently developing a font which has Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic. One of the problems I have found with synchronisation is that of ensuring that they all have the same character set. I have been through many times, I now have the regular and italic fonts pretty much synchronised but ...
by PJMiller
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: [CLOSED] Xor of two contours.
Replies: 14
Views: 4709

Re: Xor of two contours.

I do not experience this problem, I am using Windows 7, 64 bit. However I tested a font created by Font Creator on a Windows XP machine at work and it did exhibit the problem. However this should not be an issue, for a simple glyph you should not overlap contours, if you are going to overlap contour...
by PJMiller
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: How to "support" a font I upload to a font website
Replies: 3
Views: 5797

Re: How to "support" a font I upload to a font website

If you wanted to include an E-mail address then why not set up a Gmail or Hotmail account specifically for this project. Then you can check the mail as often or as infrequently as you like and it would have nothing to do with your main E-mail account.
by PJMiller
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Noob question about composite glyphs
Replies: 11
Views: 2818

Re: Noob question about composite glyphs

Ogonek and Cedilla accents are meant to be overlapped. Ovelapping contours is bad for simple glyphs but for composites does it matter if the contours from different components of the composite overlap? Yes I could combine the two components of the composite, make it into a simple glyph and then do a...
by PJMiller
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Which accents and international characters are necessary?
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

Re: Which accents and international characters are necessary?

Recommended Glyphs It requires some careful thought about your intended customers, and which languages you need your fonts to support. Creating composites is not particularly time-consuming once you have created the base glyphs and the required accents. The Eastern European Transform script will do...
by PJMiller
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Which accents and international characters are necessary?
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

Which accents and international characters are necessary?

I am building a font. I have done the alphabet (both upper and lower) and numbers and the usual punctuation and other characters. But to be really useful to the most number of people I need some accented characters and other unicode characters, Obviously I could go for the full Unicode character set...
by PJMiller
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Noob question about composite glyphs
Replies: 11
Views: 2818

Noob question about composite glyphs

When I place two glyphs together as a composite and they overlap this comes up as an error when I validate the font (for example characters with a cedilla or ogonek). Is this correct? I believe that overlapping glyphs forming a composite is not supposed to be an error, most fonts do it and it seems ...