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Adam Jagosz

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  • I also had issues when trying to replace space by uni2009 in Chrome. Firefox and Edge were okay. Might be that Chrome treats whitespace in its own devious ways.
  • The message above still shows up. Is that for real? How many days can be counted as "a few"? I guess resolving this is going to take them as long as reviewing font updates. That is to say, forever.
  • "Page in maintenance. Modifications to your profile are disabled at the moment for security reasons." "We are currently working to fix some vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, modifications to your profile are disabled to limit malicious access to user acco…
  • Sorry, not the right thread
  • I guess there might be a few, but they are few. As a result, the educated individuals from these peoples probably don't find writing their native languages important. And when the need arises, using basic latin and a lot of digraphs suffices and is …
  • Interestingly, the German Wiki shows a different version of that alphabet than the other ones. That might imply something about the alphabet's real life popularity. As much as I enjoy learning German, I'm only a beginner. Andreas, maybe you could sh…
  • Simon Cozens said: European ogoneks connect to the bottom right of the character, Indigenous American ones are centered. I guess adding a locl feature for the European languages would be easier, since there is less of them? Probably not the …
  • Wouldn't giving a cAT a low hanging tail and CAt a crouching front pair of legs and a ducked head be more fun? Just kidding. Chris, is there a reason we would want to spell out every combination instead of using brackets?
  • The scripts having their own font files then make sense, as we could use Noto Sans as the font for Latin and Noto Armenian Serif to help distinguish it from Latin but still retain stylistic coherence, we could choose either of the Arabic styles, etc.
  • Right, I was not fully aware the fallback worked for specific glyphs, I obliviously assumed it's either one font - if it is found - or the other. Thanks a lot for clarifying that!
  • @Hrant H. Papazian How is Noto the answer, when the Armenian, among other scripts, is not still incorporated into the main files, instead residing in a separate file? Do we make a custom version? Btw that's the most hilarious thing about Noto, whic…
  • 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.