Brand new here and I am involved in engraving and software design. I have written software that extracts the vector information from fonts and applies algorithms to make them suitable for CNC control. In the process, I have found that some fonts need a lot of "clean-up" which is not obvious in small point sizes.
I have a ton of questions but I will start off with just one:
I recently downloaded a highly stylized and ornate font, Rothenburg. I was surprised to see that the upper case I and J were identical, but suggest a J more than an I. The lower case forms were similar, as they are in most fonts, but not copies.
Is this practice common or is this just a quirky example? I wondered if I had a corrupted copy or the table entries were wrong, but every version (or copy) I have found so far shows the same thing. The font validator shows not errors, although that's no guarantee.
Before I pull the font file apart, I thought I would ask the experts and I would be curious to know how people here would modify the design of the I to differentiate it, but stay true to the theme.
I'm looking forward to your views,