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Poetry

Post by William » Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:45 am

I have now produced the Poetry font, version 0.18.

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

Supplementary note of 1 September 2008.
The problem about the lack of a Macintosh Roman platform in the font has now been circumvented and the above link now supplies the new font, version 0.181.
However, the file containing the version 0.18 font has been renamed as POETRY0180.TTF and is available from the following link in case anyone would like to study the problem.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/POETRY0180.TTF

End of supplementary note.


This font was designed and produced using FontStruct.

http://fontstruct.fontshop.com

It was then processed using FontCreator 5.6.

In fact, the font is a combination of glyphs from four fonts. The four fonts were all various versions of the poetry font series made at FontStruct, each of which had been individually processed using FontCreator 5.6. One of the fonts included alternate glyphs, one included long s ligatures and one included digits. The fourth font had the proper glyphs for places where f ligatures had been in previous versions.

FontCreator 5.6 was used to add glyphs in the Private Use Area and in the Alphabetic Presentation Forms section and to copy glyphs from font to font.

There are some alternate ending glyphs, for which the mappings are in the following thread, though not all of the items in the list are implemented in the font.

viewtopic.php?t=2294

In addition there is a Qu ligature implemented at U+E32E, which is Alt 58158.

This is not an OpenType font, yet may perhaps be useful as a font with which to learn about converting to OpenType as the font has glyphs for various standard ligatures, discretionary ligatures, historical ligatures and alternates.

The font does not have at present many accented characters, in fact there are just the accented characters needed for Esperanto and also e grave, e acute and e circumflex.

One thing the font does not appear to have is Macintosh Roman mappings. In fact, I copied glyphs over from my Quest text font using Paste Special so as to have the mappings and postscript names. In particular I copied fi and fl (as in the (now deprecated) Microsoft Private Use Area mappings) and placed them before other Private Use Area cells specifically so that the Macintosh Roman mapping would not be out-of-range. Maybe I need to start with a File New font in FontCreator and copy glyphs across. However, is it possible to correct the font directly using FontCreator please?

Hopefully the font will be of interest in relation to the fact that it was produced using the FontStruct facility, of which facility I first learned in a High-Logic forum post.

viewtopic.php?t=2219

William Overington

30 August 2008
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Re: Poetry

Post by William » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:50 am

William wrote:Maybe I need to start with a File New font in FontCreator and copy glyphs across.
I have now done that, naming the font as version 0.181.

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

The file containing the original font which was published on Saturday is now renamed as POETRY0180.TTF and is still available from the following link.

It is still available in case anyone would like to study the matter of the lack of Macintosh Roman mappings.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/POETRY0180.TTF

Last Saturday I produced a typecase_ pdf using the version 0.18 font.

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

I found that I could not copy and paste the codepoints of the Private Use Area characters from the pdf to WordPad.

This morning I have produced a typecase_ pdf using the version 0.181 font.

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

I found that I could copy and paste the codepoints of the Private Use Area characters from the pdf to WordPad.

From this and from previous experiences with trying to produce typecase_ pdfs it seems to me possible that the ability to copy and paste the codepoints of the Private Use Area characters from the pdf to WordPad has something to do with whether there is a character with a Macintosh Roman platform mapping in the pdf, even though the Private Use Area codepoints do not, as I understand it, have a Macintosh Roman platform mapping themselves.

Anyway, hopefully some readers might enjoy trying to produce screen displays and maybe printouts using the following font and the following typecase_ pdf.

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

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

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1 September 2008

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Post by William » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:52 am

The other day I was experimenting at the FontStruct webspace and I produced alternative glyphs for w and W for the Poetry font.

Remembering that at least one type company produces custom versions of fonts for corporate clients, where some of the glyphs are different from those of the regular font, I thought that a special version of the Poetry font would be fun. The w and W are of the same advance width as in the regular Poetry font.

The publication of this font will hopefully provide an opportunity to try using two fonts where the difference between them is only in two glyphs.

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

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4 September 2008

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Post by William » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:31 pm

I have produced an example publication using the long s and some of the long s ligatures of the Poetry font.

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

The publication consists of some creative writing text which I wrote some time ago, with long s and long s ligatures used in appropriate places. Please note that the long s ligatures other than long s t are at Unicode Private Use Area mappings of my own choice and are not regular Unicode: however, use of those mappings does allow output using the ligatures to be produced using a TrueType font.

The antique laid paper effect is produced using my Paper Simulation font at 72 point. The publication uses three items superimposed. The filled background for the colour of the paper at the back, the Paper Simulation font in the middle and the Poetry font at the front.

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4 September 2008

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Post by William » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:28 am

I have now produced the Poetry font, version 0.24.

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

The changes from the previous published version, version 0.181, are that there are some more accented characters and that the advance width of the long s has been reduced.

The font includes the characters needed for Welsh, Latvian, Maltese and Esperanto.

The new version of long s is used in the following publication.

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

Apart from the version of the Poetry font, the above publication is the same as the previous publication.

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

William Overington

8 September 2008

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Post by William » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:47 am

I have now updated the Poetry font to version 0.241 which differs from version 0.24 in that the flags for code pages Latin 2: Eastern Europe (1250) and Windows Baltic (1257) are set.

The flag for code page Latin 1 (1252) was set in version 0.24 and remains set in version 0.241.

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

This change was because of a problem which is documented in the following thread.

viewtopic.php?t=2374

William Overington

9 September 2008

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