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Josh_Finklea

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  • Georg Seifert said: To judge hinting on a retina screen, set the type really tiny (like 5pt) and then use the screen zoom from macOS to enlarge it. Make sure that you disable the ‘enhancement’.  What do you mean by disabling 'enhancement…
  • I would enter if there was no "winner fee". Just puts a bad taste in my mouth.
  • Publication/hanging fees for winners is a slap in the face from the competition organizers. The cash needed to publish the book should be subsidized by the entirety of the competition entry fees. Some competitions actually GIVE prizes to winners, r…
  • Hmm, so tons of bugs and missing features posts daily on the Fontlab 6 forum, and it jumps straight from alpha to retail release? I'm hoping you aren't going on vacation to celebrate the release, but instead are working non-stop to fix and add nece…
  • Slightly different, but still similar: Does anyone know of a simple way to swap the default numerals post-mastering? Say Tabular Lining are set to the default, and you'd like the Proportional Lining to be default?  It seems like even if I use pyft…
  • Mark Simonson said: All things being the same, if you change your UPM from 1000 to 1100, your font will display smaller at a given font size. The font's EM is scaled to the font size. I understand that if the UPM is changed from 1000 to …
  • John Hudson said: There are two separate things here: 1. Relationship of actual letter heights to the scaled body height. The reason for having (in a Latin script font) the actual ascender height plus descender depth be close to the UPM value …
  • PabloImpallari said: You may experience "cropped" glyphs. tA + tD = 125% of the UPM is in the safe zone I guess my question really was, does the UPM truly play into the vertical metrics calculations? Lets say we go by Karsten Lück…
  • Peter Constable said: Christian Thalmann said: From the Glyphs tutorial: ... In recent discussions, the ‘UPM dogma’ (the spec requirement that typoAscender and typoDescender add up to the UPM) ... There is no OpenType s…
  • Didn't think I would be able to do this, but it seems like converting to TTX, and then doing a find and replace of "calt" to "salt" does the trick. Even though that works for now, does anyone have any other suggestions for other ways of doing this?…
  • Has DTL OTMaster 7 been released yet? I see in the caption for that YouTube video it says September 2017, but I couldn't find an update online anywhere. Will this be a free or paid update if coming from OTM 6?
  • LeMo aka PatternMan aka Frank E Blokland said: After installing the Regular and related Italic, the Bold Italic has disappeared from the submenu. This is pure MS Magic!   Well, glad to know I'm not the only one! Literally the exact sam…
  • Peter Constable said: Josh: Does your customer want to be able to click the "I" button on the toolbar or press Ctrl+I to toggle italics on and off? If you succeeded in breaking the link so that Word listed both Book and Book Italic in the font…
  • Thomas Phinney said: FontLab’s Adam Twardoch has documented how to deal with the particular issues of Word 2011 Mac, at least when using FontLab Studio 5.   https://forum.fontlab.com/fontlab-studio-tips-and-tricks/font-family-naming-in-fontlab-…
  • Jasper de Waard said: I made two videos that may be able to help you a little. Ignore the advice on settings in the first video. Awesome! Thanks for the links Jasper, I really appreciate it. On another note, is there any way of pulling…
  • André G. Isaak said: At one point I’d started an open-ended list of accented characters used in minority languages (primarily Latin and Cyrillic) which aren’t included in unicode as precomposed characters, but I can't seem to locate it …
  • André G. Isaak said: Yes, for full coverage of cyrillic you minimally need a combining dieresis, a combining breve (the cyrillic-looking kind), a combining macron, and a combing acute. I'm not sure about grave. Double-acute, double-grave, and i…
  • George Thomas said: The Cyrillic set I use has all the usual Latin combining accents with the exception of circumflex, dot, ogonek and ring. I devised the set by referring to a variety of sources and as much as I could, determined they were val…
  • So are the combining diacritical marks truly necessarily for modern Cyrillic text? I recently came across the Lettersoup page on Bulgarian Cyrillic localized forms and under "Marks in the Cyrillic Script" section. They say... "Some characters in t…
  • Awesome, thanks everyone.
  • (Working in Fontlab 5 by the way). Thanks everyone! I appreciate the help.
  • Everyone gets wrapped up in comparing the formats themselves, when the real difference should be the focus on the mastering technique of each format. If someone cuts a vinyl record from a CD source, then there is really no point in purchasing th…
  • Any idea if Issue A is still available anywhere in NYC?
  • I've always used PUA encoding for alt glyphs, but have been thinking of stopping that practice. Is this a bad idea after already using PUA encoding for previous fonts? I'm basically just trying to figure out if I'm stuck and should just forever cont…
  • I can't even believe the discussion of "color" fonts has gone on this long; it is a completely ridiculous idea. Designers already use color in their work, as it is just another device for displaying hierarchy. By adding color to a primary design to…
  • I think more and more the characters that previously were not italicized (at least in digital fonts) are being designed with italic forms. I don't think this is necessarily because more type designer are uniformed, but because stylistically it is mo…
  • While expensive, it is nice to see it being printed in the States. I'm always so jealous of my European friends, specifically Dutch, that domestically have access to fantastic printers and binderies.
  • Seems like Mark's TTX and then find and replace within a text editor is the best way to go. I didn't realize a lot of text editors can do find and replace across multiple files. I just tried it out and it seems to work well. Thanks everyone!
  • That is about as far as I got as well Michel. The one thing I did notice is that pyftfeatfreeze.py takes nameID 1 and 2, and combines them to make nameID 4. As you can see on your post nameID 4 now has "Regular" tacked onto the end, most likely bec…
  • Great, thanks for the suggestions. Didn't think about exporting/importing the name tables from OTM.