How do I Create Alternate Fonts?

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Re: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?

Post by Erwin Denissen » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:21 am

It doesn’t help if you keep adding more requirements...

Even though it would be a nice challenge for a Sunday afternoon, I have other plans, so try to figure it out on your own.
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Re: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?

Post by PJMiller » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:09 pm

Trial and error is very useful.

Experiment !

(but always keep a copy of the original in case things get messed up (which they will)).

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Re: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?

Post by mensinhl1977 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:19 pm

Please anyone can tell me what is the use of Backtrack, Input, Lookahead and Substitution Tables?

I'm still don't know how to put the sequence in orders, any help.

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Re: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?

Post by Erwin Denissen » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:11 pm

Backtrack is the sequence of glyphs before the actual contextual input, and lookahead is what comes after it.

Say you only want to replace "f" "i" with a "fi" ligature if it precedes with and "i" and "c" "e" after it, then it would trigger the substitution tables if you type:

magnificent

but it would not proceed if you type:

artificial

In this case
backtrack: "i"
input: "f" "i"
lookahead: "c" "e"
substitution table: ligature "f" "i" -> "fi"
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Re: How do I Create Alternate Fonts?

Post by mensinhl1977 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:06 am

Tnx you for your advice. Now, i have another problem. I have the Letter I, that i need to change it to I but with the 2 stick on it, i sent you in the attachment, so you can have an idea. But, i need to change only I, at the begining of a phrase, and also on these following which are
. I
? I
! I
. IN
I'
IF
I--I
IS
IN
I...
...I
I KNOW

Any help, pls.

Thank you for all.

Best Regards,
Mensinhl
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