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Adam Jagosz

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  • The ampersand is rather lovely! About the video: I'm kind of disappointed. I was expecting something more exciting—but maybe that's because and idea of a typographic music video or something has been haunting me recently.
  • I recall seeing the reversed quotation marks somewhere, but sadly I cannot find any information about their use online. Wikipedia only shows early French usage of quotes that gave rise to guillemets: I once thought that a reversed apostrophe would …
  • Thanks for the link! I guess DeviantArt could be included in that blog, too. I can see how the apostrophe in the Assasin's Creed logo fits neatly beside the S, but the character itself looks like an entirely new construct, not part of the original t…
  • @Bhikkhu Pesala minor useless languages, like Spanish. That was irony. Perhaps I crossed the line of allowed irony levels on this forum. I apologize. I see the reason behind not exporting mirrored composites (there's no way to indicate change of …
  • Once again about the word 'typo': surprisingly, my mobile dictionary (Advanced English Dictionary on Windows Phone 8.1) lists 'typo' as 'a mistake in printing resulting from mechanical failure of some kind'. Following this lead I found out that 'typ…
  • @Bhikkhu Pesala Can you expand. The only thing bugging me is the last character—to my knowledge it should be preceded by a space. Yes, "typos" is probably not the best word, as your tool rather changes typed characters into characters that cannot e…
  • I've been waiting for someone more qualified to say this, but in vain. Don't you think kerning is a general issue that is inherent to the design and not language dependent? Imagine someone wants to publish a fantasy novel including words and senten…
  • @Chris Drabsch Is /k an occasional letter? Perhaps in the Western European languages, otherwise, not so much.  @Łukasz Józef Was making /p a mirror image of /q and /b of /d your intention? Honestly, /p and /q do not look great together, I get the i…
  • I'm not sure having the bottom curve of the /a tangent to the vertical is what you want. You might want to move the control point to the left to let more light in. Conversely, you can try working with separate shapes for each element of the letter. …
  • Hey everyone, I decided to revisit Pertho. Here's a new PDF presenting some updates and changes. Now basic variants for V and W are inspired by rune Fehu with dot (runic "v"). Thus every letter in the basic Latin is now somehow connected to one or …
  • That's the funny thing about English, you can ask how to pronounce "De Vinne", and someone can answer "De Vinney" but in terms of English ortography the latter could be very well pronounced "De Vinnie", no? Would "De Vinnay" be less or more ambiguou…
  • @Bhikkhu Pesala His fault is not in the design or his will to share it, but I think rather in his attitude to the font folk. Quoting the video description, Yes, fonts take time to make. No they don't take a month, not really. Although, people who m…
  • That /Z feels strange to me, like the bottom was too short. But If it's part of the style, ignore me I am rarely comfortable with any S's and Z's in terms of balance. The foot of the /t feels out of character. I understand it replicates the termin…
  • That's what the slots "Preferred Family" and "Preferred Style" were invented for (at least that's how they are named in FontForge). This way simple programs like MS Office will have their legacy four-member families, and more savvy programs like Win…
  • @Christian Thalmann All in all, I forgot to thank you. I've just realized that I might have been wrong to place the stems of my /f and /t at the same advance position as stems of /l, /k etc. Maybe that's why they look so weird. I will look into that…
  • If the OT lookups substitute for PUA-encoded glyphs, I thought searching through the text was impaired? As aforementioned. About composites, do you mean making a reference from one glyph to another? I once thought that was possible (while, well, rev…
  • How about including duplicates of the affected glyphs (with one unencoded and one PUA-encoded slot per glyph)? Would that make everyone happy? Of course the file size would soar. Or maybe two separate font files could be created with clear explanati…
  • I don't know anything about FF on Mac, but it works pretty much fine on Windows and Ubuntu. Birdfont is (sorry, Johan) not worth your while.
  • These /A /V /v /w don't convince me. Maybe try to move things around and see what works? Maybe this applies to /M as well. These /m /n look cute but Christian is right: There is little consistency in how much of the bowls in different letters is vi…
  • Isn't your /g incongruent with /d /b /p /q? I also get the impression /2 and /7 are falling left. Your inverted question mark is mirrored, while it should be rotated.
  • The bottom part of the tail of /Q has too much bulge. Meaning, it grows unevenly. And you should really check every letter for consistency. Here I see again that you have the cap-style serif on /u.
  • You can also just select the feature without any assignments, and the hyphen-minus sign before the feature tag disables it, e.g. "EB Garamond:-liga&dlig" disables standard ligatures and enables discretionary. That is a little bit more concise, but I…
  • I can live with a no-contrast zero (I'm fond of it because when I first saw it in some book it looked pretty old style – like a relic from the times when they "didn't know yet how it's done"), but it must be rather perfectly circular! @Nick Shinn Th…
  • Here's a quick and dirty idea that popped in my head: Not sure however if that is suitable at all for your design. Perhaps you can make it work
  • Here's a link to the proof on Google Drive https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Vi7xm1K-2EdE1JYmVldERsTTg
  • The same goes for /i! The way it looks now it could very well be an uppercase /Idot (the Turkish letter capital i with dot above), only scaled down. The leg width in /R is uneven. The shape of the right spline could follow that of the left spline mo…
  • Here's an updated PDF anyway, I hope this one has more luck. And I won't tamper with it this time.
  • /a/c/f/t are different? Well, I guess that's a But in fact they are what I hoped would inform the design, they are the letters that include the reversed diagonals. The only other letters that do that are /r and /s. By way of explanations, that weird…
  • That must be because I edited the post and uploaded a new file, you must have loaded the page before I did that.