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Verajja Update

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon May 15, 2006 6:35 pm

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This set of four Sans Serif type styles includes a full range of characters for Latin scripts, geometric shapes and symbols. The uppercase composite glyphs like  use low profile accents, as do the Small Capitals and Petite Capitals. Default leading for 10 point text is 13 points.

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The archive now includes Web and Woff versions.
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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:21 pm

Updated 25/6/2006
  • Removed all Font Validation Errors
  • Added a set of Small Caps
  • Corrected some accents
  • Added a full set of arrows
  • Added ft and st ligatures
  • Added some Letterlike symbols
  • Rehinted and modified grayscales
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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:17 pm

Updated 27/7/2006

Added a set of Basic Greek glyphs, making use of the work I did on the Sans Serif Greek glyphs for Kabala, and adjusting the x-height and weight to suit Verajja.
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Re: Verajja Update

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:07 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:¹ Some characters repeat, apparently due to a bug in PDF Factory. The printout to my laser printer is fine so I doubt if it is a problem with MainType.
Is this problem still there or have you been able to overcome this problem with a more recent version of PDF Factory or another virtual printer driver that generates PDF documents?
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Re: Verajja Update

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:46 am

Erwin Denissen wrote:Is this problem still there or have you been able to overcome this problem with a more recent version of PDF Factory or another virtual printer driver that generates PDF documents?
The problem is still there even with 1 Gbytes of RAM on Windows XP. The linked PDF is about the best I can manage. Current results are worse. Restarting the print job after every page makes no difference.

I am using vesion 1.65 of PDF Factory.
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:22 pm

Maybe pdf995 does a better job.
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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:54 pm

Last time I tried PDF995 it was not so good.
Now it seems to solve the problem. I have updated the PDF file.
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:36 pm

Excellent, I'll upload the PDF file to the forum and I'll post a link from this topic as well.
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Re: Verajja Update

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:46 am

Updated 21/6/2014: to Version 3.20

The Latest Changes
  • OpenType Features were added
  • Currency Symbols were completed for Unicode version 7.0
  • Many more kerning pairs were added using FontCreator 8.0
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Re: Verajja Update

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:06 pm

Verajja 3.40 completed the Latin Extended Additional, Number Forms, Currency, and Dingbat character sets for Unicode 8.0. The archive now includes cut-down versions designed for Web use. The font names are the same, but the filenames are different, e.g. Verajja Regular Web.otf and Verajja Regular.woff. The web versions have 1,378 glyphs including Petite Capitals, but fewer symbols.
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Re: Verajja Update

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:25 am

Verajja 3.50 makes several significant improvements:
  1. Added a set of glyphs for Small Capitals
  2. Added more Alphabetic presentation forms for fff, fffl, sf, sfi, sfy, sh, sk
  3. Added some discretionary and standard ligatures
  4. Fixed some bearing issues
  5. Added kerning pairs from Small Capital glyphs
  6. Fixed an issue with the fractions feature
  7. Fixed an issue with discretionary ligatures overriding ordinals
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Re: Verajja Update

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:27 am

Version 3.51 added some more kerning pairs, improved the precedence of OpenType features, and fixed some bugs.
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Re: Verajja Update

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:54 pm

Version 3.52 fixes lots more bugs. It's amazing what gets overlooked as you can see from this long list. I used the Glyph Overview side panel to select character sets, and the Preview Toolbar to compare font styles using Ctrl + Tab.
  1. The Turkish Lira currency symbol was just a copy of the Italian Lira. I either never got around to designing it, or overwrote it with Complete Composites
  2. The Georgian Lari currency symbol was improved a bit.
  3. Spacing of super/subscripts for a-z was too loose for Verajja Regular
  4. Spacing of super/subscripts for A-Z was too loose for Verajja Bold
  5. Kerning pairs for L + superscripts was missing in several styles
  6. The wrong accents were used on many glyphs for pcap and smcp
  7. Letter-like double-struck capitals were improved.
  8. Greek Phi for bold and bold italic were too black
  9. Aspect ratio of estimated symbol was not square and it was less than CapHeight
  10. Fax and Tel symbols were inconsistent
  11. a/o, a/s, c/o, and a/u did not all use composites, and so were inconsistent weights
  12. Some number forms were incorrectly spaced
  13. Some maths operators were not on the baseline, and not the full CapHeight
  14. Misc Tech, Perspective was not the full CapHeight
  15. Enclosed alphanumerics were inconsistent sizes
  16. Misc Symbols now have one more Easter-egg
  17. Some Petite Caps did not match the x-height
  18. One Germandbls Petite Caps was CapHeight instead of x-height
  19. Some accents were incorrectly positioned for superscripts for ordinals
  20. By using more composites, e.g. for Greek Small and Petite Capitals, the file sizes were reduced.
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Re: Verajja Update

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:53 pm

That is an amazing amount of improvements. Well done!
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Re: Verajja Update

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:57 pm

Erwin Denissen wrote:That is an amazing amount of improvements. Well done!
A shocking number of mistakes, more like! However, the amazing improvements in FontCreator do make it easier to spot them.
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