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Adam Jagosz

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  • Artur Schmal said: As far as I know you can style link any weight to any weight regardless of weight value. I think Windows doesn't like that, and has complex and idiosyncratic dependencies when interpreting the family structure, which…
  • For displaying glyph lists maybe you could use something like opentype.js.
  • /H looks unapologetically light because of the crossbar. I would rethink the /E — maybe make the top (and bottom) stroke match that of /A /N /O etc. (the “primary” width) and make the crossbar lighter. For /B maybe a triangular structure like for /G?
    in TDR Comment by Adam Jagosz April 12
  • I've been getting this error before, and I wondered if it was due to something weird in my export config. Sometimes it seemed to have happened when trying to replace an already installed font (Thomas Phinney is right here that the best policy is to …
  • But the amount of weird ideas you guys have, though.
  • Hello again. I've been polishing up this project lately. I'd appreciate you taking a bit out of your time to skim through the enclosed pdf listing some OT features built into the font (and point out anything that seems odd to you). Thanks!
  • The way I see it, the hook at the top of the /a could be understood as a hint of a two-story a. As a bonus, it saves the /ae. And it is nicely consistent with /q. So I definitely second John, keep her (the italic) for another ro-man. I don't think …
  • Regarding the wiki link in the OP, the penultimate sentence in that paragraph reads, “The patent application entered into the national phase only in Canada”. Doesn't that mean those “punctuation marks” were not actually patented (outside of Canada)?
  • But the original (prior to printing) Blackletter was all about stem regularity... Stem regularity (in case of Roman, not sure about Blackletter) allows for more fluid, uninterrupted reading, isn't that the point? Analogically to how the consistent x…
  • The /J looks slightly too rigid to me, especially compared with /j.
  • In Beltenebros, /t_t is spaced awkwardly, unlike /f_f.
  • Looking awesome! You might want to even out the /M and /y.
  • 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 /…