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Paul Miller

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  • Samuil Simonov said: This reminds me of Soviet university textbooks, set in the Standard typeface (https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Old+Standard+TT, https://www.paratype.ru/pstore/fonts/New-Standard.htm), but less contrasty. Do you have any pl…
  • 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 shaped (shaped to fit you…
  • I sometimes work on my laptop and sometimes on my desktop. On the laptop I have a Logitech wireless gaming mouse, G602 and I have the extra buttons set up to do useful things in Font Creator. Wireless mice suit a laptop where you don't want lots of…
  • If you want to make the most of the Open Type feature in a font there is also Serif PagePlus X9 which although it isn't free it is moderately priced.  It has very good support of many open type features, however the user interface takes a bit of get…
  • Hrant H. Papazian said: BTW in making Kelvinch did you look at Maral? Err ... what's Maral ? I accept what you say about ethnic reactions but if I can please the traditionalists by giving the Armenian characters a bit of a slant then …
  • Hrant H. Papazian said: Paul Miller said: He said that Armenian characters are always drawn with a slight italic slant, about 3° or 4° and that Armenian characters drawn upright are seen by Armenians as being bent backwards and definately …
  • It can become permanent. When I designed 'Kelvinch' I made the Armenian upright in the Roman and Bold versions.  It wasn't until much later that I had some feedback from an Armenian user of the font. He said that Armenian characters are always dr…
  • Beau Williamson said: I would be very interested in a breakdown of 'quality of drawing'. Just a few points to watch out for in specific, such as curve quality (not bumpy). My definition of 'quality of drawing' are those aspects fo the de…
  • If you have some particular aesthetic in mind then sketching it out with a pencil and paper is highly recommended to solidify your ideas.
  • By 'rounded corners' do you mean bracketed slabs or rounded corners on the ends of the slabs (in which case it wouldn't be a slab) ? Bracketed slabs look something like this, I think this is a typeface called Clarion. There is a font which I hav…
  • In Microsoft Word there are key combinations which will allow you to apply various accents to characters but I don't know if it uses the precomposed composite characters or applies a combining diacritic to the character. Perhaps I ought to do a lit…
  • Craig Eliason said: The pothook serifs of the italic look limp -- maybe a tighter-radius turn would firm them up.  Consider removing the foot serif from the old-style four.  I still think there are problems in balancing the optical weight of cu…
  • I have made some of the adjustments suggested by Craig Eliason, but only the ones I agreed with. I have included a PDF sample of the new version.
  • I have just updated the font on Deviant Art because there were some problems with the Open Type features.  The same problems pointed out by Theuins de Jong about 'Kelvinch', this has now been fixed so everyone (all eight of you) who downloaded the o…
  • André G. Isaak said: To me this looks far more like Consort + Century rather than Consort + Clarendon. Not a criticism, just an observation. André Well I didn't make it to slavishly copy any font, it just started out as Consort with a …
  • Theunis de Jong said: Paul: OT for this thread, but on your Kelvinch: A quick first glance tells me you implemented the OpenType language feature wrong. The only additional language table is for Dutch, and when applying that, all of the other …
  • Audrey Munson, the model for some of the most famous statues in New York.
  • Font Creator is pretty good.
  • Nick Cooke said: Looks very similar to Century Schoolbook to me.  I made it similar to 'Consort' from Stephenson Blake Co. of Sheffield (except the italics are different) and I did change a few other characters.
  • Theunis de Jong said: Paul: OT for this thread, but on your Kelvinch: A quick first glance tells me you implemented the OpenType language feature wrong. The only additional language table is for Dutch, and when applying that, all of the other …
  • Samuil Simonov said: This reminds me of Soviet university textbooks, set in the Standard typeface (https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Old+Standard+TT, https://www.paratype.ru/pstore/fonts/New-Standard.htm), but less contrasty. Do you have any pl…
  • Thank you Craig Eliason I will look at these issues. The italic spacing is correct in my opinion.  The bearings for a long piece of text at a smaller point size tend to need a looser spacing and it is a common mistake to set things too tight becaus…
  • It is made to resemble a Victorian font but Clarendon is still quite popular for a lot of signage and advertising, even in a modern setting. It's free so you have nothing to loose by trying it and seeing if it creates the effect you're after.
  • André G. Isaak said: I would think that blending Clarendon with Ludlow Coronet would be far more challenging! Oops I should have said 'Consort' not 'Coronet'.  They are both very similar to 'Clarendon'. Ori Ben-Dor said: …
  • I have just finished a typeface which is sort of a copy of two quite old typefaces but with a great deal of artistic license thrown in.  A sort of remix of the two.  It will be released shortly. The two typefaces I copied (copied by hand and eye ra…
  • It's OK.  If someone notices you can always just edit Wikipedia to make it look as though the font was available at the time !   
  • Europeans always assume that printing with moveable type was invented in Europe by Gutenberg and we ignore far eastern history. Actually printing with moveable type was first done in China around 1050 AD, at first with wooden characters but they …
  • I'm an Electronics Engineer, I work in Medical Research developing new devices and concepts for diagnosis or treatment.  I design fonts in my spare time (fot the past few years).  I will be retiring in the next couple of years. I have many years ex…
  • I have verified that the localisation works on Kelvinch but I had a wierd e-mail in very bad english from this guy who said that the Serbian localisation didn't work. Here was me naïvely thinking that this was a function of the operating …