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Paul Miller

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  • When I did the Kelvinch font I didn't know what to put in and what to leave out.  It started out quite a modest size but uncertainty beget mission creep and so I ended up putting everything and the kitchen sink in there. Just because I didn't wa…
  • Ofir Shavit said: Paul Miller said: Your baby only works in Google Chrome if you have a Windows system ! It works with Safari on iOS too!  And Chrome runs on iOS as well. I wasn't talking about Mac systems only Windows…
  • Ofir Shavit said: *Disclaimer - Fontark is my baby Your baby only works in Google Chrome if you have a Windows system ! Google Chrome comes with built in spyware (Google Analytics is built in to the browser so it is as if ALL websi…
  • I have a Windows computer so I cannot comment on Mac software. On Windows there is a free and Open Source font editor called Font Forge.  But be warned it is difficult and idiosyncratic to use and has many bugs (or at least the version I tried s…
  • Mark Simonson said: ...Fontographer? ... or Font Lab or Font Studio or whatever it's called.  The other one that isn't Glyphs, you know the one I mean !!
  • I have defined different kerning sets for different languages with Font Creator, I expect it is also possible with Fontographer.
  • There is a database which tells you which characters are needed for which language here and here, the first one is better in my opinion.
  • I use the .alt method. The other advantage is you can easily put them in as stylistic alternatives with very little work if you can't decide which one is better.
  • Vasil Stanev said: In think that, also, some unwanted side effects may occur outside of web and print: Has someone run into such trouble? It was a long time ago I worked on such 3D letters. Nothing to do with inflections but if you do a…
  • I just ues a mouse and the keyboard.  I haven't used a stylus yet.
  • I can not speak for Dieter and I am not speaking for him but in my experience in the past his policy has been to approve his fonts for derivative work ONLY where the derivative work will be available for free and where the author of the derivative w…
  • The image in the previous post didn't come out very well. It should have been :- Sorry about that, I didn't notice until it was too late to edit it.
  • I have a laptop with a very high resolution screen, it is 3200 x 1800. High DPI screens can be a bit of a mixed blessing.  Not all programs take advantage of the high resolution and not all programs can cope with the screen scaling factor introduce…
  • Andreas Stötzner said: Cherokee lowercase, really!? Oh… Now this is going to be double fun. Not to speak of the upcoming Cherokee blackletter releases. I thirst for innovations. As far as I can see the lower case is just a scaled down …
  • Are there any diacritic marks used with Cherokee?  I assume not but I thought it would be better to check.
    in Cherokee! Comment by Paul Miller April 9
  • Design and art are two different but overlapping things in my opinion. To design something is to plan out the form or structure of something and not all designs are artistic, but some are if they are done well. Not all art is the result of a desig…
  • There is a problem in any field with calling anything Modern or Contemporary and that is that the classification of Modern or Contemporary changes with time. So the classification might start out unambiguous but after a few years fashions and style…
  • Panose would be useful if it wasn't for the many typefaces which just have 'any' for all the categories. Because there are a huge percentage of typefaces with no useful information in the Panose numbers people tend not to use it. Because people te…
  • SiDaniels said: Yes. A recent Mac Office update broke fallback to the PUA Apple logo and people did complain.   I tend to have a little fun with the Apple Logo (uniF000) character in my fonts.  How come one company got their logo embedde…
  • I am an Electronics Engineer, making typefaces is a hobby for me but I enjoy it. Electronics can also be fun. I have just finished a particularly challenging home project which was for general use but also helps a lot with fontmaking.  It is a lit…
  • I think they have run out of the paperback version. Thanks for the heads up.
  • I have been an electronics engineer in medical research for many years and I know a fair amount about human visual and auditory systems. Lighting is very important and people often underestimate its effects. To see the quality of a light source yo…
  • Paul Miller said: I once had a mouse which was superb. It was a brand name I've never heard of and it was very cheap and made in China.  It had a wheel and forward and back buttons as well as the left and right buttons.  It was big and hand sh…
  • I think you would be better off getting in touch with the developers of Font Forge, back when I was using Font Forge I always found them to be very helpful and friendly. Probably a better place to ask than this forum.
  • Stephen Coles said: Everyone talks about Warde’s crystal goblet because that’s the enchanting metaphor that has best survived over the years, but her complete essay had another comparison which rings more true to me, that of the text as a windo…
  • Lead in glass is disolved in the glass and is held within the crystal matrix, only a very small amount of lead is ever released from the glass, that which was at or very near the surface.  The point of putting lead into glass is that it makes …
  • As I understand it the Font Info is all the metadata which is stored in the font file. The font name, style, weight, version number, foundry name, date of creation, the metrics, embedding restrictions, copyright notice, trademark, description, etc.…
  • I suppose it might be possible to simulate an open contour with a closed contour by having it retrace the same path (or almost the same path) twice thus getting back to its origin then it could be a closed contour and might also be compatible with C…
  • I think what he means is turning a standard font format into a monoline format of the sort used by CNC Engraving Machines. In this format open contours are the norm, i.e. contours which do not (necessarily) return to their starting point.
  • Georg Seifert said: But increasing winascend will increase the line spacing, too (at least in a tone of apps that follow the winGDI model). Increasing the line spacing is the price you pay for having legible diacritics.