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Talapanna • Derived from Goudy Bertham

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 7:29 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
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Bold and Regular type styles: Smaller Web versions included in archive (No Petite Caps, only a few symbols).
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Version 3.30 replaces the Initial Forms with Stylistic Alternates, and the former Stylistic Alternates with Character Variants.

Using a Public Domain version of Goudy Bertham, I added a full set of glyphs, and some Gothic drop capitals. Then I thought, why not add a few fancy ligatures?"

Due to the decorative drop capitals, the default line-spacing for this font is 152%. I recommend using proportional line-spacing or fixed line-spacing to reduce it.

This is how the font looks with the Coloured Stylistic Alternates. The font has regular capitals in the usual place. The bold style uses different glyphs for these.
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Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 8:11 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
As well as the common ff, fl, fi ligatures, I added a few more. They are very easy to make with the knife tool and "Get Union of Contours," which is available in the Professional Edition of FontCreator.
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Re: Talapanna - Derived from Goudy Bertham

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 4:00 pm
by Dave Crosby
A beautiful font! Thank you for sharing.

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 6:57 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Version 1.1 corrects some bugs. It seems that Page Plus doesn't like the extended latin characters in the name "Tālapanna" and so refuses to embed the font in PDF files. I also corrected ƒ and the integral sign.

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:01 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
I added OpenType features to both Talapanna, and a few more ligatures to complete the set. I remapped the Gothic capitals to a different position in the PUA for greater consistency.

The Gothic Drop Capitals can be accessed in programs that support OpenType features by using the "Initial Capitals" feature. The Bold typestyle uses a different set of Drop Capital designs.

The ligatures are now divided into two groups — ffi, ffl, fft, ffy, fty, ff, fi, fj, fl, fr, ft, fy, ky, tr, tt, ty, and longst are Standard Ligatures — cky, ck, ct, sp, st, tz, Qu, Th, AV, HE, LA, ME, NK, NT, OC, OG, OO, TL, TYcaps, TW, TTcaps, UB, and UD are discretionary ligatures.

The fonts include glyph substitions for superscripts and scientific inferiors (which bisect the baseline).

See this tutorial on Adding OpenType Features to learn how to do this.

Re: Talapanna - Derived from Goudy Bertham

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:15 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Updated to version 2.2 to fix a mapping problem and a problem with OpenType tags.

Re: Talapanna - Derived from Goudy Bertham

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:07 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Version 2.5 adds a few more standard ligatures for fb ffb fh ffh fk and ffk (see the Typophile forums for a list of words that use these.

Features for Fractions and Alternate Annotation Forms were improved. Meaningful postscript names were added for glyphs used by OpenType features, e.g. oneighth.afrc or zero.onum.

Re: Talapanna - Derived from Goudy Bertham

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:53 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Version 2.90 adds standard ligatures for fff and fffl, and discretionary ligatures for sf, sfi, sfy, sh, and sk, and some Ornaments for typing chess symbols.

Subscripts were added for a-z to improve the fractions feature to include x/y or ab/31 etc.

Version 3.10 completes the Number Forms, Currency, Latin Extended Additional, and Dingbat character sets for Unicode 8.0.

Some more kerning pairs and an ffj ligature were added, and some bugs were fixed.

Version 3.20 replaces the regular Initial Capitals with four colour Initial Forms

Re: Talapanna - Derived from Goudy Bertham

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:48 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Version 3.30 replaces the Initial Forms with Stylistic Alternates, and the former Stylistic Alternates with Character Variants.

A few more kerning pairs were added.

Re: Talapanna - Derived from Goudy Bertham

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:31 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Version 3.40 fixed bugs with kerning classes and Alternative Fractions, and added more kerning pairs.

Re: Talapanna - Derived from Goudy Bertham

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:13 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Version 3.60 reduced coloured glyphs for Regular to two colours and added two-coloured glyphs for the bold typestyle.

Localized Forms were added for Romanian, fij and ij acute ligatures were added for Dutch. Kerning classes were improved, and more kerning pairs were added.