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Igor Freiberger

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  • Hudson's alert about CLDR is quite important. The CLDR has many errors. Some take it as main reference, like Underware, what makes their Latin Pro inconsistent. Take Portuguese, for example:     * The ò is not part of Portuguese alphabet. It can b…
  • Yes, it was improved. And the resulting handles can be further adjusted with Tunni lines (another new tool in FontLab VI) or the Proportional test also added to FontAudit. And yes, it is a flotation device. Is uncommon to name it this way? Maybe it…
  • The FontAudit tool in FontLab VI name them 'zero-length handles" and identify as an error, offering a quite precise auto fix. For me, who made not dozens or hundreds, but thousands of zero-length handles because I was not aware they are an issue, th…
  • Juan: as you are using InDesign, the better solution seems to use a character style with the no-break attribute and trigger it through a GREP in paragraph style. My interface is in Portuguese, but you can easily find the matching controls due to the…
  • While we are still working on videos, let me point that the release notes for the just released version 6.0.6 presents numerous instructions about new features and enhancements. Also, FontLab forum has a thread listing selected topics with learning…
  • After the help you got from John and André, one can hardly add much. Some small points: * For Ḅ, the code is 1E04. * For ḅ, the code is 1E05. Following André observation, both may have an alternative form using 0329 (combining vertical line below),…
  • As this could be useful for other users, let me add more info: FontLab Studio 5 and FontLab VI can run with no problems in the same machine and even at the same time. The problem André faced is due to a problem specific of FontLab 5.1.5 in macOS: y…
  • You toggle between header mode and footer mode using that small button at right: But one or other is always visible. If you see nothing, maybe the window limit is beyond you screen height.
  • We just released version 6.0.1 fixing a number of issues and also adding new options to paste and duplicate. André, I am not aware of Ray's guide. Is it still available?
  • I am preparing a quick guide to FL5 users. It should be available until Sunday.
  • I made a short screen recording to show that. Our Help gives more details about the toolbar and the panels. More instructional stuff is on the way.
  • Yes, I could reproduce it. Added as a bug to be solved. Thanks for reporting it.
  • There is an option in Preferences > General > Windows and tabs configuration. You can select to have everything docked in a single window (first icon), to have glyphs tabbed in a single window and fonts in separate windows (second) and to hav…
  • Hello André. Answers: yes and yes. Here you get more info about user custom files.
  • Alex, keep following the FontLab VI forum. Very soon a new public build will arrive with this feature in both platforms.
  • A complete support for African languages should consider three variations for Eng (plus the European one): To take the first variant as the default is a logical idea. I will adopt this criteria. The two documents attached provide a valuable guida…
  • Please keep in mind that Pan-Nigerian alphabet was a try to establish a set capable to support all languages of Nigerian area. Even Hermann Zapf worked on this. It is not an alphabet to a given language, the reason why it is called a theoretical alp…
  • Simon, the printout image is darker in areas which seem to correspond to overlaps. And its overall black is quite gray to a regular laser printout. This is strange and may indicate other issues with the printer setup or the path between font creatio…
  • There is a second use for the permanent paper sign. Organizations with documental policy or adopting ISO 9xxx standards need to indicate the validate of a given document or for how many years it should be keeped. Those destined to permanent use or a…
  • Composites are not used sparingly. What you see when you open a font file in an editor does not show the production methods used to generate it. T1 and OT CFF formats, for example, have all composites decomposed when the file is generated, an option…
  • Paul, try to contact Andreas Stötzner. He is not only a Medievalist, but also member of MUFI and author of Andron, one of the best text fonts ever made.
  • Thanks, Dino. Your information is valuable. You probably know that Paulo Heitlinger designed a font named João Quinto which is based on Villeneuve's types. He also reproduced the adapted cedilla and tilde, although he did this even for lowercase. R…
  • Firstly, a brief historical background. In January 1808 the Portuguese royal family escaped from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. Portugal refused to take part in Napoleon's continental block against England. Portuguese decision was not only due to the cl…
  • There are two typefaces here. Body text is Elzevir 14pt. Some subtitles also use it. Main titles and some subtitles use a transitional font without tilde or cedilla —booth are made with other pieces. It is an transitional English typeface from ear…
  • Bhikku Pesala, Although I don't have exactly a word list or a class list to build kerning, I did collect some text files to test. They are similar to James' description. IIRC, most of these were shared in Typophile some years ago. Hope they could b…
  • Ray: I did a similar test in FontLab VI and achieved good results. Are you using the last build? The Contour > Expand Contour command respects the extremum nodes and produces orthogonal handles. This small video shows the test. And to scale up an…
  • These letters (ḿ ṇ ṛ ø) are not part of Vietnamese alphabet. This alphabet is correctly informed in sources like Wikipedia, Unicode's CLDR or Vietunicode. Omniglot is also correct, although they firstly list the base alphabet and later talk abou…
  • Agreed. I was stressing the purpose of the diacritics James asked about, but even for precomposed glyphs some (or several) variants are needed. My set:
  • You can browser the English Wikipedia and then use the Vietnamese link (Tiếng Việt). Or directly with the Vietnamese Wikipedia. Pinyin is more difficult, but this may be a good start point.
  • Solidus (0338) is used in several Mathematical operators or signs, like ∅, ⊄, ∉, ⊉ or ≇. Unicode refers to it as a component for all those. The others —0335, 0336, and 0337— aren't present in Unicode as components. But what John said about 0312 als…