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Bhikkhu Pesala

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  • Thomas Phinney said: I won't make any claims for anybody else's automatic spacing, but FontCreator seems to be making the spacing less consistent. Why do you say that? 
  • Thomas Phinney said: Did FontCreator kern the "or" pair? It appeared so to me in the sample. It would have done if I had set up a pair, but IIRC I only added pairs for to and ry. (A careful comparison of the two images confirms that o an…
  • The Autokern feature in FontCreator will remove space between t-o, while adding space between r-y. My instinct is to kern too tightly, probably because I am looking at pairs in isolation and at a large size on screen. I did not use to add positive k…
  • Adam Twardoch said: It can also import (and I think export) VOLT project code.  It can import VOLT code, but not export it. What it exports is OpenType Layout Feature Definition scripts, which can be imported into other font projects. Th…
  • David Perry said: I particularly like the tools for creating/editing OT features in Font Creator. The Visual OpenType Designer certainly makes it easier for non-professionals to add OpenType Features, but Professional font designers are…
  • Bob Brannigan said: I haven't decided if I want to alter the calligraphic flourishes, or just leave it be. Include a different form for the J. People are simply confused by I and J being the same, as you were. J is now definitely a dist…
  • All of the accented A glyphs can be in the same class. One can combine letters like V and W in he same class, along wiht Ŵ, Ẅ, etc., but in some fonts, V and W have different shapes and don't fit well together. These two screen shots show the differ…
  • María Ramos said: That’s what I thought, but maybe they use a thicker one so it doesn’t get lost in small sizes and the letter Hbar for example is not confused with an H. I don't think so. If the thin horizontal bar on the H bar suffered…
  • Bodoni, Caslon, and Baskerville all look wrong to me. IMO they should use the light horizontal stroke to match other horizontal strokes. 
  • It is entirely the developer's choice and decision what software they develop, and for which platforms. The user has no right to tell them what they should or should not do. They can vote with their wallet, and buy whatever software best suits their…
  • Ray Larabie said: Said computer gathers dust for a decade when I sell it for $50. It's a pattern and I'm due for a new one in 2018. If you had kept them a bit longer you could have sold them for $10,000. FontCreator already does transfo…
  • Michael Vokits said: FontCreator only creates TrueType fonts, which only use quadratic Béziers. Such curves are described by three points: two endpoints on the curve and a single control point off the curve. Remember conic sections from high sc…
  • This is a video on Vimeo that I created to illustrate drawing if quadratic and cubic curves in FontCreator 11.0
  • James Puckett said: Does Font Creator support .ufo or .glyphs files? No. I think there are other things that FontCreator needs before that.  Are there any significant reasons why you would import a UFO file rather than a TTF? 
  • Miles Newlyn said: What interests me most is the psychology of what our own handwriting says to us, and its possibilities as a therapeutic medium. The best therapy is to go to the root cause of suffering. According to Buddhism, “Mind pre…
  • On this page it says that it was distributed by Microsoft, but has now been replaced by an updated version of TNR with the full Latin Extended Additional glyph coverage: Times Extended Roman (TXR) was promulgated by Microsoft during the early 2000…
  • I received an email from  Basit Ali cc Syed Ahsan at Microsoft.com saying that TNR was OK in all typstyles (i.e. with the macron aligned over the stem). I checked my copies, and found that only Times Ext Roman was correct. Times New Roman and Bold …
  • Nice work John. However rarely used a particular letter may be, if it is included in one's fonts, it should look right. That's the font designer's job. It is a time-consuming task to fix all those rare glyphs like L acute. Any automated process is l…
  • The list at fileformat is revealing. Times New Roman cannot decide what to do. The Regular and Bold have the macron centred, while the italic and bold italic have it centred over the stem.  It does need a shorter macron accent to avoid possible cl…
  • It is obviously highly subjective, but I think most fonts are boring by design. If they're too interesting they distract the reader from the message.  Gabriola manages to be interesting, while still legible.  Jokerman is too interesting. There's a…
  • On way to avoid such ethical dilemmas is to start with an OpenSource font like my Jivita Typeface. The license allows you to make whatever modifications you wish, as long as you rename it, and as long as you release it under the same OpenSource lice…
  • Mark van Wageningen / Novo Typo said: Would any of the typedesigners, active on this blog, design a chromatic typeface ? I already have (actually more than one), but it was only to test FontCreator, and to learn how to do it. Until I se…
  • Colour could be used for those fonts designed to teach young children how to do handwriting. The letters themselves could be black, while the strokes showing the order and direction of strokes used to write them could be in colour.  
  • Josh_Finklea said: 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. Colour f…
  • The Letters Database may be what you're looking for. 
  • Adrien Tétar said: On Windows Lucida Sans Unicode would be a solid fallback. I don't think so. On Windows 10 my Lucida Sans Unicode only has 8 of 256 glyphs in Latin Extended Additional. 
  • Mark Simonson said: Bhikkhu, it's the fall-back font. Thanks. That's what I assumed, so why does your forum font need to support every language under the sun? 
  • Vietnamese glyphs seem to be supported? Or is my browser using a fall-back font? ẴẵẶặẸẹẺẻẼẽẾếỀềỂểỄễỆệỈỉỊịỌọỎỏỐốỒồỔổỖỗỘộỚớỜờỞởỠỡỢợỤụỦủỨứỪừỬửỮữỰựỲỳỴỵỶỷỸỹ
  • My embarrassing mistakes are too many to list, but this one comes close to being the worst. FontCreator's Preview toolbar using a Windows control that does not support colour, and most apps don't yet support colour fonts either, but that's not the p…
  • Hrant H. Papazian said: In fact to me most Italic designs also distract from the message being conveyed. Well, I suppose if you use italics for body text it might detract from the message. However, if you use it only for emphasis then i…