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Adam Jagosz

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  • Thomas Phinney said: If the font is not there at all, all the Microsoft Office apps will silently substitute another font for it. The document opens fine, without warnings. Putting your cursor in the text displays the name of the intended font in th…
  • Too bad it's been taken down ;(
  • The round variants are too big for text, but maybe even a tad too light for display. I find their roundness combined with their big size appetizing. The round curly quotes I find too light, though, and similarly the spine of the question mark.
  • That's the beauty of a forum, especially a public one like Typedrawers: thought can be shared with everyone, including anyone who might want to develop such fonts in the future (including the future you)
  • Loosely related, I had trouble finding test words for some African languages like Hausa or Fula, because the Wikipedia articles often replaced the hooked letters with plain Latin, as does Google Translate. Fun fact, letter d with hook could be made …
  • @Denis Moyogo Jacquerye  Thanks, that's actually more of what I was asking about And to think I could've just googled that one. I only mentioned variable fonts because it's all the rage now, I don't personally have any experience with them, as Jens…
  • Mark Simonson said: Currently, if you click on the small caps button in InDesign (at least), it will enable the OT small caps, if present. Otherwise it fakes it. You’re right, I forgot. That’s good. But superscript and subscript were faked…
  • That is true about all OpenType features. Tough world. The font technology is messed up like everything in this world. Small capitals work this way. You can either use the fake ones, or make the effort of digging the submenus for the real thing. Wi…
  • Thanks guys, now I was able to have the pleasure of BATMN-ing (with even some voiced audible release) when I pictured all that
  • Vasil Stanev said: Ray Larabie said: five-a-day deco trace firehose ROFL That is gooood stuff. What does that even mean? @Vasil Stanev Did you mean the original line? I was kinda lost by it, too, I guess the language …
  • Kent Lew said: It may have been the limits of his ability to maintain consistency. Really? You mean mental ability? Manual?
  • Kent Lew said: (This assumes that the environment is truly rendering a size of 8px with 8 pixels, of course.) Roberto Mocci said: my wanting to understand how measures works and the relation between the graphic I see inside Ink…
  • I've found out how FontForge deals with kerning of overlapping classes. In the FontForge flavor of .fea, you could say, of several kerning statements for a glyph (e.g. found in two classes) within one lookup, the last non-zero positioning statement …
  • First of all: FontForge is a much better tool to draw fonts than Inkscape. While you might be used to drawing in Inkscape, I find it very limiting and imprecise (unless you are using the built-in XML editor). You'd be better off using FF to draw you…
  • The font you created is an outline font. If you want to create a bitmap font, follow this tutorial https://fontforge.github.io/editexample8.html (or try). Or maybe this http://monsterfacegames.blogspot.com/2013/10/creating-pixel-font-for-your-game.h…
  • @Maxim Zhukov Oh, I just meant making the serifs different. While the top serif on /d is justified by the empty space above the bowl, the one in /k stands out from /b/h/l far more than b/h/l differ between one another. To add insult to injury, the b…
  • @Maxim Zhukov I wonder what the rationale was behind the /k. Whenever I see people go wild with either /k or /z I get this vibe that they, as English speakers, don't care about these letters and their frequency in other languages, especially Slavic.
  • For #1 to work (better) you'd have to shorten the serif on /a or give it more spacing. But I'm not sure it would work very well either. I think the reason the curly terminal doesn't work in /d/u is that their structure is less petite than that of /…
  • Okay, I remembered why I developed that "two exclusive anchor class sets" approach. FontForge takes whichever anchor is first defined in the base glyph for building composites, regardless of lookup order. So by having those two separate sets and usi…
  • Hmm. Until now I've been just using the feature interpreter/compiler built into FontForge, while relying on the Adobe docs, since they were easily available and extensive. And I did notice some deviations from AFDKO, I think. I tried to give VOLT a…
  • Oh right, it does! But I meant departure in the opposite direction; now knowing the stems in the /a are more slender, I have to clarify: I would have them depart less. (I thought the stems in /a and /h were nearly the same, so I was suggesting that …
  • Ah yes, it's right there. The line patterns could have been indicated in addition to point colors, and the whole could have been left-aligned instead of each label centered beneath a graph, which trips you into thinking each is related to a graph wh…
  • John Hudson said: If you use lookup subtables, as soon as you get a string match for your input in one of the subtables, all subsequent subtables are skipped and layout proceeds to the next lookup. So they're a useful way to make your font more…
  • Yes, I build composites from the combining mark glyphs, so I am speaking of anchors used for both GPOS and building composites. That feels right because it provides consistency regardless of Unicode normalization form and its layout handling. I don'…
  • I mean, I see one dashed curve and one continuous, and don't know how to read them. I did get that far that since the curve peak is not at x=0, the illusion is present, but there is something true about what Abi complained about: you really need to …
  • Exactly, so then would it be completely valid to have a general "bottom" anchor and specific "bottom-center", "ogonek" and "cedilla" anchors, and use either one or the other in a given base glyph? Normally I guess I would just have "bottom", "cedill…
  • @Kent Lew I'd guess the minimum distance takes precedence over total whitespace. What's the problem?
  • @Jasper de Waard Great job! And an interesting read. There's one thing I don't quite grasp, though: The continuous line represents the optimally fitted Gaussian curve for the group mean data. As a layman, I don't know what group mean data is, or …
  • I wouldn't really reach to kerning with pairs like /IAI /IMI /INI. It would be helpful if you could post a pdf so that bearings can be told apart by selecting, or even better if you indicated the bearings in the picture. When making italics, there a…
  • Negative advance width, when the right sidebearing is to the left of the left sidebearing. So you type a letter and the cursor actually goes back... Under-saturating, I guess advance = max(0, advance)?