Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady

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Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady

Post by William » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:41 am

The Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font is now published, starting with version 0.14.

This is directly derived from the PTEXT014.TTF Pixel Text 014 font, by deleting unused glyphs and the unmapped glyphs produced during the development process, then calculating the ranges and then validating the font.

The font is still incomplete, yet I wish to use the font in a pdf and for the name of the font to be displayed in the properties of the pdf document, so I have produced the font.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/SONNETRL.TTF

Readers evaluating the font might perhaps like to copy some of the text from the following document, paste it into WordPad or some other program of their choice, then display at 24 point.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/c ... est002.PDF

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Supplementary note of 7 July 2014

The story of the early development of this font is in several posts in another thread.

viewtopic.php?p=5425#p5425

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Post by William » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:03 pm

Some readers might like a copy of a new font, Sonnet Large Initials, which is now available.

It is available as a free download.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/SONNETLI.TTF

It is a font of large initials intended for use to augment the Sonnet to a Reniassance Lady font, which font has been available as a free download for some time.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/SONNETRL.TTF

There is also a pdf showing an example of the two fonts in use together.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/l ... s_test.PDF

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Post by William » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:22 pm

Version 0.181 of the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font is now available on the web. This replaces the version previously at that web address.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/SONNETRL.TTF

The numerals 2, 3, 6, 8 and 9 are now included, the 5 has been redesigned and a glyph to serve as an asterisk has been added as well.

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Post by William » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:54 am

Version 0.23 of the font is now available. It replaces version 0.181 which is the version which was available previously.

Readers who already have the earlier version and who would like to conserve it rather than delete it might like to change the file name of the earlier version to become SONNETRL0181.TTF and, if it were installed in the fonts directory of a computer, to move it to another directory.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/SONNETRL.TTF

The new version of the font has the following additional glyphs, all in the Unicode Private Use Area. Most are ligatures. The new ct glyph is a copy of the ct glyph which was already at U+E707. It is mapped to U+EEC5. They will probably show as black boxes in this forum post.

          

They are as follows.

U+E431 at ligature
U+E432 ot ligature
U+E433 swash e
U+E434 swash p
U+E470 AR ligature
U+E708 ch ligature
U+E709 ck ligature
U+E714 sh ligature
U+E715 sk ligature
U+E773 ffj ligature
U+EEC5 ct ligature

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Post by William » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:59 am

Here is a link to a typecase_ pdf for the alternates and some of the ligatures in the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/t ... atures.pdf

The "some" is because those ligatures which are in regular Unicode (ff, fi, fl, ffi, ffl, long s t and st) are not in the pdf as they decompose when copied and pasted and also the fi and fl ligature glyphs at the old U+F001 and U+F002 Microsoft mappings are not in the pdf.

Here a word is set using the pdf as a typecase during the preview stage of making this post while testing the link.

Sprin

Copying and pasting to WordPad and formatting in the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font displays the effect.

Some readers might like to try setting the word Spring in WordPad for themselves using the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font and using the typecase_ facility to copy and paste an alternate glyph for the g character, noting that there is a choice of alternate glyphs for the g character and trying various of them.

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Re: Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady

Post by bobcdy » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:32 am

Have you posted the font for download that was used in your pdf file
'Testing the Calligrapher and Calligrapher Ornament Font'? I rather like it and it offers
many differences compared to the usual alphanumeric fonts.
Bob

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Re: Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady

Post by William » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:22 am

bobcdy wrote:Have you posted the font for download that was used in your pdf file
'Testing the Calligrapher and Calligrapher Ornament Font'? I rather like it and it offers
many differences compared to the usual alphanumeric fonts.
Bob
Thank you for your interest in my font.

No, I have not posted the font for download. At present I cannot find it! From the date of the pdf and the dates in the thread mentioned later in this post, I think that it was made on another PC, one which broke down, though the fault was not with the hard disc, which was removed after the breakdown, so I might be able to locate the font and use the artwork in a modern font as a "recovered artwork" font.

I have found that the font is mentioned in some posts that I made in the following thread, which thread was started by Erwin on 3 Mar 2005.

New tutorial - My First Font

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=858

The pdf to which you refer is available as follows.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/c ... est002.PDF

It is available from a link near the end of the following web page.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/fonts.htm

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Re: Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady

Post by bobcdy » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:59 pm

Thanks for the rapid reply. Best wishes in finding the font.
Bob

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Re: Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady

Post by William » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:31 am

On Thursday 7 October 2010 the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font was useful in an unusual way in a situation that some readers might find of interest.

That day I had the idea that the problem for people who cannot eat gluten-containing food of knowing that food served to them in a hotel, restaurant or café really does have no gluten-containing ingredients could be reduced if there were a special pasta shape such that pasta made in that shape were only ever made with no gluten-containing ingredients (for example, rice and maize).

There is more about the idea itself in the fourth post of the following thread.

http://www.dietaryspecials.co.uk/forum/ ... Forum/796/

I wanted to produce an example illustration of a pasta shape in an original shape.

I found that I was able to use the .notdef glyph of the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font in the Serif ImpactPlus 5.0 program to produce a virtual three-dimensional shape and then within the ImpactPlus program to extrude the shape to produce a model of an original pasta shape.

An interesting aspect is that I was only able to produce a shape in ImpactPlus from the .notdef glyph of the font because at least one of the printing characters within the basic Microsoft code page 8-bit character set did not have a glyph for it within the font and thus the .notdef glyph was made available for importing.

The shape was then copied and pasted and the copy was moved and rotated.

Along the way there was some experimenting with the view and with the colouring of the shape so as to get a good display.

A two-dimensional view of the two items was exported as a png from ImpactPlus.

The forum where I was posting will not directly accept a graphic file as an attachment to a post. However, it will accept a pdf as an attachment so I was able to use Serif PagePlus X3 to produce a pdf containing the image and then upload the pdf.

Here is a copy of the pdf.
pasta001.pdf
A view of a virtual model of some pasta pieces based on the .notdef glyph of the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font
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Re: Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady

Post by William » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:19 am

I wanted to try to make an illustration of a bronze die for making pasta pieces in the original shape.

This is not an engineering drawing, just an artist illustration of how such a bronze die might appear. A die for industrial production might well be larger with many more holes so that more pasta pieces would be made in parallel.

The pdf was produced by using FontCreator 5.6 together with ImpactPlus 5.0 and PagePlus X3.

FontCreator 5.6 was used to make a special-purpose font, starting from a copy of the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font, with the glyph for the < character being made from a copy of the disc glyph from the Stardisc font with four scaled-down copies of the .notdef glyph of the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font being added. The direction of each of the two contours of the four scaled-down copies of the .notdef glyph was changed.

The glyph for the > character being made from a copy of the disc glyph from the Stardisc font with no changes being made.

Thus, within ImpactPlus 5.0, the front of the bronze die was produced by producing an object from text with the text just being a < character from the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font.

Actually, the model of the bronze die within the ImpactPlus 5.0 scene consists of three objects. Two are bronze discs, one from < and one from >. The third object is a grey disc made from >, positioned so that the holes show grey in the illustration.

The use of FontCreator 5.6 allowed me to be able to produce a three-dimensional model within ImpactPlus 5.0 of a quite complicated shape.

Here are some attachments. Please note the numbering. There was not a PASTA001.TTF font at all, as the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font was used for producing the pasta001.pdf document.

PASTA002.TTF was the first attempt. FontCreator 5.6 worked well. The problem was that when a three-dimensional model was produced the holes looked far too small.

PASTA003.TTF has larger holes, based upon the experience of producing and trying the PASTA002.TTF font.

The pdf document is pasta002.pdf as it is the second pdf in the published sequence.
PASTA003.TTF
A special-purpose font, starting from a copy of the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font.
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pasta903.png
The png file that was exported from ImpactPlus 5.0.
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pasta002.pdf
The document for publication.
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Re: Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady

Post by William » Tue May 13, 2014 10:36 am

Here is a link to a post where there is available a pdf publication typeset using the Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font.

viewtopic.php?p=21847#p21847

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Re: Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady

Post by William » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:28 am

The Sonnet to a Renaissance Lady font is used on page 2 of each of three picture-containing publications available from the following web page.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/library.htm

The same text is used in each of the three publications.

The first is in a section labelled as follows.

Document added on Saturday 28 June 2014

The second is in a section labelled as follows.

Document added on Wednesday 2 July 2014

The third is in a section labelled as follows.

Document added on Thursday 3 July 2014

For information about Legal Deposit of publications in the United Kingdom, the following is a good source.

http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/legaldeposit/index.html

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