Wickednesse

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Psymon
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Re: Wickednesse

Post by Psymon » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:38 pm

Thanks for your reply, Erwin! I'm just a little confused about this, though...
Erwin Denissen wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:18 pm
FontCreator can order glyphs by glyph index, code point, etc. MainType shows characters by code point, alternatively you can use the glyph mode to show all glyphs, sorted by glyph index.

FontCreator has a feature which allows you to reorder glyphs. It is available from the Tools menu. This will actually change the glyph index.
Do you mean under Tools -> Sort Glyphs? I can't see anything else under Tools that looks like anything like that -- but that Sort thing only seems to change things similar to, say, a "View" menu might, or like in Windows Explorer one can sort things by filename, file size, date created or whatever. If that's what you meant, it doesn't seem to actually really change anything, like, in a permanent way (so that what I would see in FC is what I would then see in MainType or whatever)?

I guess it's not too important, really, that those alt fractions got broken up like that (in MT) -- the important thing is that all my ligs still came out in the order I wanted them, and all together in one block (apart from those few that do belong elsewhere, like the ones for ae, oe, fi, fl, etc.).

Psymon
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Re: Wickednesse

Post by Psymon » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:24 am

So I've posted my font twice here, first back in March, and then again (with revisions/improvements) yesterday. Each time I'd worked on it -- off and on -- for MONTHS, and then as soon as I do, within a day or two of sharing it, I see all kinds of things that are horribly (and all-too-obviously) wrong with it and that need fixing.

And I'm not even talking about that additional kerning that I wanted and expected to still do -- I just mean stupid booboos that I should have caught in the first place, before that! Ugh! :roll:

MikeW
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Re: Wickednesse

Post by MikeW » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:15 pm

Psymon wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:24 am
...I just mean stupid booboos that I should have caught in the first place, before that! Ugh!
Tis the life of a font designer!

I like it, btw. I think ya did a good job on it from what I looked at. The alt r is kinda odd (if I am recalling the right character properly), which makes a quirky typeface all the more fun (for the most part).

Mike

Psymon
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Re: Wickednesse

Post by Psymon » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:54 pm

MikeW wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:15 pm
I like it, btw. I think ya did a good job on it from what I looked at. The alt r is kinda odd (if I am recalling the right character properly), which makes a quirky typeface all the more fun (for the most part).
Thanks, Mike, glad you like my font! Always nice to get positive feedback like that (although negative, constructive feedback is good, too). ;)

Re my "alt r," it's actually not all that unusual at all -- at least not for that style of font from that period. It's quite commonplace, in fact, and actually has a name: "R Rotunda." You can read up about it here (and elsewhere on the 'net, of course)...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_rotunda

:)

Psymon
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Re: Wickednesse

Post by Psymon » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:20 pm

For anyone that's following this thread, and what apparently is the on-going development of this font, there's a couple of other threads here that directly relate to the direction I'm going with it (and problems/solutions).

Here's one...

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=7358

...and here's the other (this thread was started by a query from PJMiller)...

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=7235

Some really good stuff in there! Very thought-provoking for me, and hopefully informative, too, for others who might find themselves with similar questions in their type projects. :)

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