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FontCreator 8 used in futuristic experiment

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:22 pm
by William
Today I made a font using FontCreator version 8 and it works a treat.

Gold star to FontCreator.

The story is in the following thread.

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index. ... ger-heron/

Two high class software programs and a good result.

The font is attached to the thread mentioned above.

Reports of any results with using the font with other software would be appreciated please.

William Overington

Thursday 4 April 2019

Re: FontCreator 8 used in futuristic experiment

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:34 pm
by Erwin Denissen
I tried to download the font:
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Re: FontCreator 8 used in futuristic experiment

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:37 pm
by William
Ah, well it seems to still be there, but it seems that one may need to be registered to download it. However, I logged off and tried and I got a different message from the one that you got.

However, no problem, I am attaching the font here.

[Note of 2019-04-06 Saturday A new version of the font has been produced and I have replaced the first one with it. This is because I had not put a CANCEL TAG at the end of the substitution statement in the original font, so the substitution rule in the new font is as follows, with the CANCEL TAG uE007F added.]

sub uniEFF8 uE0051 uE0032 uE0031 uE0038 uE0035 uE0034 uE0033 uE007F -> glyph218543;

]

Best regards,

William

Re: FontCreator 8 used in futuristic experiment

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 3:22 pm
by William
There has been a development in that the following document has been published yesterday.

https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2019/19203- ... -draft.pdf

I refer to Annex C.2 of that document.

In that section the use of U+1F194 SQUARED ID is suggested as the base character for QID emoji.

I have thought of a mnemonic to help remember the code number - namely 1 F then the number of letters in the phrase "a memorable code".

I have now produced a maquette font that uses that base character rather than the Private Use Area character that I used before.

Here is the substitution sequence that is within the new font.

sub u1F194 uE0051 uE0032 uE0031 uE0038 uE0035 uE0034 uE0033 uE007F -> glyph218543;

In order to try the experiment one needs to install the font.

So here is the sequence that one needs to enter in order to cause the display of the (stylized) glyph that represents the white crested tiger heron in these experiments.

u1F194 uE0051 uE0032 uE0031 uE0038 uE0035 uE0034 uE0033 uE007F

That is, the SQUARED ID character then tag characters 2 1 8 5 4 3 then the CANCEL TAG character.

Please note that for the glyph substitution to work the OpenType liga feature needs to be on in Affinity Publisher, which it is by default.

The font fontQ218543maquette3 in the file fontQ218543maquette3.otf is attached.

You are welcome to download, install and use the font.

William Overington

Thursday 23 May 2019