Would someone be willing to check my font?

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Would someone be willing to check my font?

Post by TM2 Dinobot » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:14 pm

Hi. I am brand spanking new at this. I have a font I have customized that is more or less an amalgamation of some other font styles. But I have one custom character I am trying to add, and it is so much larger than all my other characters. I am not sure what to do to fix it.

Would someone be willing to look at my save file, make a few suggestions and possibly edit the special character for me? I would really, rally appreciate it!

Thank you.

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Re: Would someone be willing to check my font?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:28 pm

Please attach your font project and tell us which version of FontCreator you are using.

Or attach a TTF/OTF version then anyone can open it.
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Re: Would someone be willing to check my font?

Post by TM2 Dinobot » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:50 am

I am having trouble with this capital O specifically. I can't get it centered right and it's larger than everything else. I would appreciate if someone could help. Also, if they had any suggestions on other things to set the font apart, I am very open to suggestions. I am still very new at all this, as this is my first font build.

Thank you!
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Re: Would someone be willing to check my font?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:22 am

I would set some horizontal guidelines at the top and bottom of the capital N (select two nodes in a horizontal line at the top then at the bottom, using shortcut "g" to create a guide.
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Then I would adjust the height of the other glyphs to match.
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There is no rule that says ascenders and descenders should align vertically, that is up to you, but that is my usual preference. I might also reuse the contours of the O for the Q for the sake of symmetry, so that they share the same width and height/position of the bowls.
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Re: Would someone be willing to check my font?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:37 am

If you split glyphs into reusable component contours, it makes it easier to maintain a consistent weight and shape to the glyphs. Take a look at the contours in O and Q to see how they reuse the same contours, and notice how I have smoothed the curves on the tail of the Q. Fewer nodes makes it easier to manipulate contours to the desired shape.

If you want the Q to be narrower than the O, just scale the ellipses horizontally using the transform toolbar until they are what you want. Check that the stroke width is still consistent after scaling.
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When you have finished designing the contours, combine them using "Get Union of Contours."
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Re: Would someone be willing to check my font?

Post by TM2 Dinobot » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:50 am

I really appreciate it. The help means more than you know. Thank you so much!

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