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Angle font

Post by William » Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:59 am

I had an idea for a font earlier this morning and made a start at producing it for just under an hour.

I have uploaded the font to the web.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/ANGLE001.TTF

I have installed the font on the PC which I am using and I have tried it out in WordPad at 48 point in blue.

In this first stage version there are four uppercase letters and fifteen lowercase letters.

Here are the notes which I made in a text file named Angle font.rtf using the Microsoft WordPad program as I proceeded.

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Saturday 13 October 2007

Start a new font Angle 001 in ANGLE001.TTF using FontCreator 5.6.

Run Autonaming so as to set the date in the format which I prefer.

Set metrics to 2048, 0, -768.

Try an H.

Set space and nonmarkingreturn to have widths of 1024. This may perhaps be changed later.

Try an A by adapting a copy of H.

Try an O by adapting a copy of A.

Try an o by adapting a copy of o.

Try a p by adapting a copy of o.

Try a q by adapting a copy of p.

Try a T by adapting a copy of H.

Try an e by adapting a copy of o.

Try a lowercase l by adapting a copy of H.

Try a c by adapting a copy of e. This may perhaps be changed later. Is it too pointed?

Try an n by adapting a copy of o.

Try an m by adapting two copies of n.

Try an h by adapting a copy of n.

Try an a by adapting a copy of e.

Try a b by adapting a copy of p.

Try a d by adapting a copy of q.

Try a g by adapting a copy of q.

Try an s by adapting a copy of a.

Try an r by adapting a copy of n.

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William Overington

13 October 2007

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Post by William » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:49 pm

I have now produced a second stage of the font.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/ANGLE002.TTF

Here is a copy of the notes which I made as I proceeded.

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12.09 pm

Use Angle 002 in ANGLE002.TTF as the working font.

Try a t by adapting a copy of lowercase l.

Try an f by adapting a copy of p.

Try a u by adapting a copy of n.

Try an i by adapting a copy of lowercase l.

Try a v by adapting a copy of u.

Try a w by adapting two copies of v.

Try a z by adapting a copy of s.

Try an E by adapting a copy of h.

Try an F by adapting a copy of E.

Try a D by adapting a copy of O.

Try a C by adapting a copy of O.

Try a G by adapting a copy of C.

12.51 pm

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William Overington

13 October 2007

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Post by metalfoot » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:24 pm

There's something very 8-bit-computerish about the style... I like it!

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Post by William » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:53 pm

I produced a third stage of the font this morning.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/ANGLE003.TTF

Here is a copy of the notes which I made as I proceeded.

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Monday 15 October 2007

9.02 am

Use Angle 003 in ANGLE003.TTF as the working font.

The lowercase needs j, k, x and y to complete a basic alphabet.

Try a j by adapting a copy of i.

Try a y by adapting a copy of g.

Try an x by adapting a copy of v.

Try a k by adapting a copy of b.

Change the design of the r.

Try an S by adapting a copy of C, bearing in mind the design of s.

Try a U by adapting a copy of O.

Try a V by adapting a copy of v.

Try an I by adapting a copy of T.

Try an L by adapting a copy of uppercase I.

9.52 am

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The font now has 26 lowercase letters and 14 uppercase letters.

William Overington

15 October 2007

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Post by William » Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:31 pm

I produced a fourth stage of the font this afternoon.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/ANGLE004.TTF

Here is a copy of the notes which I made as I proceeded.

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3.00 pm

Use Angle 004 in ANGLE004.TTF as the working font.

Try a full stop by adapting a copy of i.

Try a comma by adapting a copy of full stop.

Try a colon by adapting two copies of full stop.

Try a semicolon by adapting copies of colon and comma.

Try an exclamation mark by adapting a copy of colon.

Try a question mark by adapting copies of S and full stop.

Try a W by adapting two copies of V.

Try a Y by adapting a copy of v.

Try a Z by adapting a copy of z.

Try an X by adapting a copy of x.

Try a B by adapting a copy of D.

Try an N by adapting a copy of H.

Try an M by adapting a copy of W.

Try a P by adapting a copy of D.

Try an R by adapting a copy of P.

Try a Q by adapting a copy of O.

Try a J by adapting a copy of uppercase I.

Try a K by adapting a copy of k.

Try a hyphen by adapting a copy of colon.

Try an fi ligature by adapting copies of f and i.

Try an fl ligature by adapting copies of f and lowercase l.

Try a .notdef glyph by adapting a copy of O.

Try an e acute by adapting a copy of e.

Add an f and e acute kern at -256 font units, so that the word Café might be stylish in a desktop publishing package which recognizes kerning.

4.19 pm

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15 October 2007

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Post by William » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:30 am

Earlier this morning I produced an A3 poster design as an example of using this font.

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

William Overington

9 November 2007

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