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Adam Jagosz


Adam Jagosz
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  • Ray Larabie said: If you can manage a line that's over 128 units in length, you could encode 64 bits (unsigned) which would allow serials up to 18,446,744,073,709,551,615. I'm not confident that that number is correct! Cool idea! Within …
  • So is seeing most of the fonts with the same sample text and some random ones with others.
  • It seems reasonable as it might ruin master compatibility. So, shortly: yes?
  • I've read you can install up to 4 video cards in the new Mac Pro — does that not mean you can open that box? (Or rather that they'll do it for you in store).
  • A possible culprit is that the font project is lacking a default master that would have the weight at 400, and one of the 900 masters is marked as default instead. Sadly simply adding an interpolated ‘master’ at center of this axis and selecting it…
  • Does this issue affect all PDFs? I always thought it was something of the past, only occurring with some outdated PDF generators...
  • I love just how much dust this thing is going to collect.
  • More importantly, does it allow multiple answers? From Anatomy of Type (the one linked here), “bar” seems to be a generic name for a horizontal part of a letter. It could work well for r in Dax or Ubuntu, not sure if it would ring any bells at all …
  • I gotta admit the support is rather helpful though. Some of my remarks have been duly noted and others were resolved as just my ignorance Also this all is coming from a FontForge user who was trying out a paid font program for the first time and ex…
  • That thing in Dax is an awning : )
  • Mark Simonson said: Sprout? I like that. In fact, despite the prevailing terminology, type is more like flora than fauna, no? In terms of mobility. Otherwise, I like arm, it's the least ambiguous. How about appendix/appendage?
  • Agreed, the malfunctions depend immensely on the actual actions. I'll try to take notes of what goes wrong. The problem is that though the malfunctions are not that frequent as suggested by my initial impression, they are so surprising and spectacu…
  • Thanks Thomas for the insight. Indeed, I have noticed the Edit checkboxes. So that nullifies that one concern. But the folk at FL are aware that the undo doesn't do its job properly?
  • Do you agree that the baseline, x-height, and other type measurements are, for the most part, imaginary lines? With the provision that they can be easily deduced for most modern type. But take for instance Textura Quadrata, where every glyph has in …
  • That last line contains abbreviations as well: on, en, an, un / om, em, am, um. Accents would more probably (though not necessarily) be centered above the letter, which here they are not.
  • Oh, I meant too light. Sorry. Definitely couldn't be wider. Probably it's the structure and not much you can do about it. Would be good to see some words though. I meant kind of what you said about the new /N, immaterial.
  • Is /em-cy too narrow?
  • Then there's the issue of the space character which is allowed in usernames here, but often intuitively omitted. As type folk, I suppose we could be more consistent on this matter?
  • Okay, so the swashes that bother you the most are the "Long swashes", the tilde-shaped ones? (The other two types I can distinguish are the enlarged serifs, and the prolonged descenders on AGJYRK). I tried stencil/narrow connection swashes initial…
  • Thank you @Craig Eliason for all the insights. I revamped the alt MN to give them more volume and curves and make them qualify better for the capital letter role despite their lowercase structure. I suppose the /N could be heavier still, but I'm wa…
  • 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.