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Galileo Lettering font

Post by William » Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:53 pm

The Galileo Lettering font is now published, as from 12.44 pm today.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/fonts.htm

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Post by William » Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:18 pm

The 0.14 version of Galileo Lettering is now available from just before 2.13 pm.

This version corrects a mistake of the 0.13 version in that the width of the figure 1 was incorrect at 1024 font units when it should have been 1280 font units.

The 0.14 version also adds four extra characters, including square brackets.

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Post by William » Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:27 pm

This is now a two-font collection.

There is now the additional font Galileo Lettering Enamelled.

I produced the Galileo Lettering Enamelled font this morning by adapting a copy of the Galileo Lettering font.

I simply removed some of the contours, namely some of the counterclockwise contours.

For most glyphs this was one contour, though more contours for some glyphs and less contours for some glyphs.

I produced an experimental pdf document using Serif PagePlus 9.04 http://www.serif.co.uk with the same text set twice, with one piece of text superimposed on the other, using different colours.

The Galileo Lettering Enamelled font and the enamel.PDF document are available on the web at the following page.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/fonts.htm

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Post by William » Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:45 pm

Regarding the idea for a mosaic effect font in the thread at viewtopic.php?t=1014 in the Specification forum, the Galileo Lettering Mosaic font is now available at the http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/fonts.htm webpage.

A three page support document, mosaic.PDF, is available both from that page and directly from this link.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/mosaic.PDF

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Post by William » Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:51 pm

The Galileo Lettering Submosaic font is now available at the following web page.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/fonts.htm

The following support document is also available at that web page.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/mosaic2.PDF

The document shows all four fonts of the Galileo Lettering collection used together to produce a four-colour display.

I have not yet tried the fonts for a four-colour effect using the Paint program: I am hoping to try soon.

Readers wishing to try the fonts using Paint might possibly find the following useful.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/pai04100.htm

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Post by William » Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:59 pm

> I have not yet tried the fonts for a four-colour effect using the Paint program: I am hoping to try soon.

I have now tried it and it works well.

I would be interested to know of reader's experiences with using the fonts if possible please.

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Post by William » Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:35 am

The Galileo Lettering Gilding font is now available at the following web page.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/fonts.htm

The following support document is also available at that web page.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/mosaic3.PDF

The document shows all five fonts of the Galileo Lettering collection used together to produce a five-colour display.

Having noticed a few errors in some of the glyphs of version 0.14 of the Galileo Lettering Mosaic and Galileo Lettering Submosaic fonts I have now made version 0.15 versions for all five of the fonts and these are now available at the http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/fonts.htm web page.

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Post by William » Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:01 pm

Some readers may have noticed my post about the accented characters for Latvian in the Specification forum.

viewtopic.php?t=1040

I have now added some more characters to each of the five fonts in the Galileo Lettering collection of fonts so that the fonts each include all of the characters needed for Latvian.

I have also added Y macron, y macron and long s.

This has been an interesting project which I have carried out at various times during the last week.

The fonts are all available at the following web page.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/fonts.htm

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Re: Galileo Lettering font

Post by William » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:45 am

The thread "Colors Join OpenType Font Format" in the Specification forum is interesting.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4478

I am posting this note as this thread, Galileo Lettering font, is about some TrueType fonts that could provide glyph artwork for producing a chromatic OpenType font.

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Re: Galileo Lettering font

Post by William » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:59 am

Some readers might like to know of the backstory of the Galileo Lettering font.

It was many years ago that I first became aware of the fact that fonts (or indeed founts as they were then in England) had designers when I received a Monotype Corporation publicity item about Adrian Frutiger and his then new typeface Univers, this font being in metal type.

The item also had photographs of a sculpture made of panels, shown in a garden.

In those days, typefaces only came about when made in metal.

However, a few years later, when using a computer graph plotter which had a lettering capability, for labelling axes and so on, I thought that the lettering seemed rather plain and so I tried drawing part of an alphabet directly using graph plotter commands, rather than call the lettering procedure which produced lettering in its own font from a string of capital letters. This was all capital letters, the computer did not use lowercase at all.

My lettering was still to be drawn with lines from the drawing pen yet was to have the look of being solid. This was no lasting project, just some fun on a few occasions and then it was gone.

Since I have been making fonts I decided to try to produce that design, as best I remember it, as a TrueType font, in the hope that it would thereby be preserved and hopefully be used, perhaps in print outs from computer aided design packages where the design of the font would hopefully fit in well with an engineering or architectural drawing.

As best I remember it, the original plotter pen Galileo Lettering glyphs were like the glyphs that are in the lowercase of the TrueType font.

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28 June 2013

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