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Caliver Book

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:46 pm
by Dumbledore
This is my latest font. It is a variant of a font I created last year called Corieltauvi. Corieltauvi is a huge font, which I was developing so as to learn Open type protocols. Alas, I am stymied, and have found it difficult to wrap my head around the programming needed to be successful using Open type - for example, I added what I thought were small capitals, only to find out later that I had added petite capitals, and I still don't know what the difference is. C'est la vie (for now). So I stripped out all the complicated Open type elements (such as ligatures) and brought the font back to a reasonably basic baseline, which allowed me to develop the font further by proceeding to bold, italic and bold italic. I think it is now a reasonably workable text font, although only trying it out will tell.
Best regards
Les Prince

Re: Caliver Book

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:36 pm
by Alfred
Dumbledore wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:46 pm
I added what I thought were small capitals, only to find out later that I had added petite capitals, and I still don't know what the difference is
As I understand it, petite capitals should be optically aligned with the x-height but small capitals are noticeably taller.

Re: Caliver Book

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:08 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
This is how I designed Small and Petite Capitals for Garava Regular
Small and Petite Caps.png
Small and Petite Caps.png (29.66 KiB) Viewed 1482 times
  • Small Capitals are nearly 80% of the Cap Height (1145/1434)
  • Petite Capitals are equal to the x-height (958 funits)
  • Petite Capitals are approximately the same average width as the lowercase.
  • The aspect ratio of Small Capitals is similar to Capitals, Petite Capitals have a squarer aspect ratio
  • The stroke-weight of Petite Capitals is similar to that of the lowercase.
These are general principles, not design standards.