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Eutopian Architecture

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:15 am
by William
The Eutopian Architecture font was introduced in the following thread.


The font is still incomplete, yet there is now a later version, version 0.12 which has a / character as well.

A previous version of the font was used in the production of the following document.

William Overington

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:03 am
by William
The font is still incomplete, yet there is now a later version, version 0.14 which has a complete A to Z alphabet as well as a complete a to z alphabet.

Although incomplete, the font can be used for titling where there are no digits other than zero or one. There are some accented characters, including é and a full set of accented characters for the Esperanto language.

Those readers who had the previous version and would like to conserve that file might like to consider renaming that file so that EUTOARCH012.TTF becomes the new name of that file.

The new version of the font has nine additional glyphs. None of the previous glyphs have been altered. The new glyphs are seven capital letters, namely K, M, N, W, X, Y and Z, together with an ar ligature at U+E471 and at U+E472 an alternate version of Y which arose when constructing the glyph for Y from copies of the glyphs for X and lowercase l.

The Alt numbers for the ar ligature and for the alternate Y glyph are 58481 and 58482 respectively.

Here is a link to the font: the file name is the same as before.

Some readers might like to know that the idea in the housing.pdf document mentioned in the previous post in this thread is now the subject of a petition to the Prime Minister.

William Overington

31 December 2007

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:12 am
by William
Some readers may have been reading the thread entitled "Mandala - Circles" which is also in the Gallery forum.


Following my first post in that thread I tried some glyphs for ligatures ct and st in my Eutopian Architecture font and after the post by Bhikkhu Pesala with the example of the ty ligature in the Mandala - Circles thread, I tried a ty ligature in my Eutopian Architecture font. That attempt eventually resulted in just a t and a y a bit closer together, almost like a kerning pair. I feel that I gained some good experience by comparing the way that the ty ligature glyph in the Mandala font works with the way that a joined ligature appeared not to work in the Eutopian Architecture font and that design being abandoned, being replaced by the present design.

I have uploaded my working font Eutopian Architecture 415 to the web in case some readers might like to have a look at the present designs for a ct ligature and for an st ligature and the best that I could achieve for a ty ligature. I used the same mapping as Bhikkhu Pesala for the ty ligature. I added two copies of the ct ligature glyph, one that maps to U+E707 which is what I use for a ct ligature in most of my fonts and one that maps to U+EEC5. I realize that I could have used one copy of the glyph and mapped it twice, but I thought that it might be preferable to use two glyphs so that when I used Format Post... in FontCreator that both Postscript names would be displayed. I am unsure whether, had I mapped one glyph twice, both Postscript names would be in the font: and, if they were not, whether that could cause problems if the font were used to produce a pdf document using a software application. Maybe it was not necessary, but, as I do not at present know the answer to that problem, I thought it better to include the glyph twice.

William Overington

1 January 2008

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:19 pm
by Erwin Denissen
I think it is wise to duplicate the glyph outlines, but I would have used a composite. It is easier to maintain, and it results in a smaller font.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:20 pm
by William
I have been adding a few more glyphs for ligatures and an alternate glyph for a letter a to the development version of the font and have uploaded it to the web.

William Overington

5 January 2008

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:13 am
by William
Version 0.16 of the Eutopian Architecture font is now available.

The font is derived from a copy of the EUTOA416.TTF development version of the font by renaming, dating, deleting unused glyphs, calculating the ranges and validating.

Those readers who had the previous version and would like to conserve that file might like to consider renaming that file so that EUTOARCH014.TTF becomes the new name of that file.

William Overington

11 January 2008