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My new custom font. (FCP font project)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:34 am
by DanPLyons
Here is my own custom font, which is called the second variation of my Rodscript font.

The letters, numbers, and punctuation were drawn using Adobe Illustrator CS2.

Re: My new custom font. (FCP font project)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:12 am
by Erwin Denissen
It looks nice, so do let us know how this becomes better over time.

One thing that requires attention is the fact your outlines consist of several overlapping contours. You need to make sure you fix this before you actually release the font.

See:
RodscriptRaw.png
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To improve it, do the following:
- Click the "correct contour directions" toolbar button on the Validation tool window
- Merge the contours
- Add on-curve extremes
- Remove redundant points
- Optimize the contour

Here is the end result:
RodscriptMod.png
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The original outline contains 3 contours with 74 points and after the tweaks it is a single contour with 52 points.

Re: My new custom font. (FCP font project)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:27 am
by DanPLyons
I get you.

Re: My new custom font. (FCP font project)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:53 am
by DanPLyons
The FCP file has been updated. You may re-download it.

What's new? Merged all the contours, and optimized them.

Re: My new custom font. (FCP font project)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:58 am
by DanPLyons
Erwin Denissen wrote:before you actually release the font.

Well, can you export the FCP file to TTF for me? This font was made using an unregistered version of your FC software (10.0)

Re: My new custom font. (FCP font project)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:12 am
by Alfred
DanPLyons wrote:The FCP file has been updated. You may re-download it.

What's new? Merged all the contours, and optimized them.
Your updated version still has a lot of glyphs whose contours are counter-clockwise instead of clockwise.

P.S. The glyph for 'three' still isn't right.

Re: My new custom font. (FCP font project)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:48 am
by DanPLyons
Sorry, but I still can't solve this problem.

Re: My new custom font. (FCP font project)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:58 am
by Alfred
What problem do you mean, Dan? Are you referring to the intersecting coordinates in the 'three' glyph? That's the main outstanding problem that you need to tackle manually: you can tell the validator to fix the incorrect direction problem for you.

The other thing that jumped out at me was the acute accent being much lighter than the grave accent. The tilde also doesn't look heavy enough in the composite glyphs such as Ñ.

Re: My new custom font. (FCP font project)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:47 pm
by DanPLyons
Yeah. :roll:

Re: My new custom font. (FCP font project)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:54 pm
by Erwin Denissen
Just click merge contours, and it will solve the "3".

Re: My new custom font. (FCP font project)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:22 pm
by DanPLyons
Fixed the "3".