Cankama • An OpenType Black Letter Font

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Cankama • An OpenType Black Letter Font

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:41 pm

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My latest font includes several OpenType features including Petite Caps and Ligatures. This is the first to include a feature for fractions. If the user types 1/2 with this feature enabled it will change to ½ automatically. You will need an application that supports OpenType features (e.g. InDesign) to use this feature, but any of the glyphs can be inserted from a character map.

The font also includes Initial forms, ordinals, historical ligatures, ornaments, alternative fractions (stacking fractions), and stylistic sets.

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Re: Cankama • An OpenType Black Letter Font

Post by Dave Crosby » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:24 pm

Thanks for another wonderful fully usable font!
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Re: Cankama • An OpenType Black Letter Font

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:53 pm

FYI all fonts preinstalled with Microsoft Windows lack the Apple logo. I suspect it is due to the fact the Apple logo is trademarked.
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:57 pm

Amazing font with an impressive 1913 glyphs btw!
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Re: Cankama • An OpenType Black Letter Font

Post by William » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:08 am

A very nice font.

I notice that the font includes all of the accented characters needed for Esperanto and a full set of the accented characters needed for Welsh.

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Re: Cankama • An OpenType Black Letter Font

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:39 pm

Cankama was updated to version 2.30 to replace Initial Forms with Stylistic Alternates, and to replace the existing Stylistic Alternates with Character Variants. This was necessary to avoid a problem caused by a significant change to the description of initial forms made by Microsoft. Initial forms are enabled by default and not meant to be exposed to the user, so they cannot be disabled in modern applications.
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Re: Cankama • An OpenType Black Letter Font

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:18 pm

Cankama Version 2.50 added a Stylistic Set (ss01) for Velthuis encoded text, eighteen historical ligatures, four glyphs with ogonek acute for Nordic, reversed question mark and inverted interrobang were added for irony punctuation. Glyphs were modified to match the font for Sheqel, German Penny, Manat Sign, Georgian Lari, and Information Source. Spacing of some punctuation glyphs was increased, and the advance width of General Punctuation spaces was corrected to match. Kerning was improved.
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Re: Cankama • An OpenType Black Letter Font

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:20 pm

Version 2.60 added a Bitcoin currency symbol, Pagoda and Stupa Transport and Map Symbols and super/subscript glyphs for formulae in fractions. Narrow glyphs like i,j,c, and z now use narrower low profile accents.
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