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Ofir Shavit

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  • #1 is most suited  #2 is most beautiful #3 my favorite
  • The joints of the V'v' is less of a problem, the thing is since the joint is "pointy" (on the bottom part) it needs an overshoot (to lower it a bit under the base line) to look leveled with the rest of the letters (Same to the A' top). "Trimming" th…
  • I'm not sure whether it is part of the restrictive rules you have adopted, but I think that the lack of many optical corrections (such as: horizontal and diagonal lines seems thicker, round-straight joints are too dark, V'v' are "levitating", rounds…
  • In mice for example, even though the left one is much newer it is much less comfortable to work with than the right one.
  • BTW a common ergonomics misconception is since our fingers are rounded concave touch or grip areas will be more comfortable since it follows the rounded topography of the fingers, exactly the opposite is true. Our hands has developed/designed to gr…
  • George Thomas said: Check back with us on how it's working out when you start wearing bifocals or trifocals. This might force you to straight up your back even more, with eyes levelled with the top of the screen.
  • My back problems solution for a simple office chair is to lower the seat to the minimum height. This naturally force an upright posture, most of the body's weight is pressed to the seat with no tension on the legs since they're bent comfortably. The…
  • I also can't use any other device but the simplest, most standard, compact and light plastic mouse. my current one doesn't even have a brand on it. I handle it with the tips of my fingers with minimum effort.  Years ago I suffered a lot of wrist and…
  • Seems clear now, thanks.
  • How did they get from G' to g'? (From Ց' to g' is quite obvious). (The one story formation g')
  • 1. Sorry for the mistake, thanks for the correction! 2. It's sound/function is different for sure, the lower case seems identical to lower case g' though. 3. Probably not. I'm not familiar with Armenian type, but it seems that "the balcony" is an es…
  • @Hrant H. Papazian Looking at your Calouste Armenian font I have spotted this capital letter Co, which if I'm right is the equivalent for Latin G : Was you inspired by Koch's g? Could Koch have been inspired by the Co for his g?
  • If you need a hand with it, just say.
  • Fontef.com  Brand new (from about a month ago), of Yanek Iontef, Israeli indie type designer.
  • Christian Thalmann said: What would that be called? A sitting /g? One story on column, plus a chimney
  • @Arthur Reinders Folmer , ah, ok. I call it the "balcony" (1.5 stories plus balcony g' ) Thanks! it is still at early stage, didn't yet deal with overshooting at all. (see attached pdf) Also keep on playing with the low crossbar f'. BTW, this is a…
  • @Arthur Reinders Folmer What do you call "the start of the loop"? I got to this g' form, while trying to make it echo with these letters in a cursive Hebrew typeface I have designed, making it multilingual now. (BTW it is slanted but not an Italic …
  • Rudolf Koch have made several typefaces with this kind of g', very interesting.
  • Thanks @Hrant H. Papazian ! I moved the discussion here.
  • I hope it's ok (remove if not) to ride on this topic, asking the same question about this g' I came up with while working on a new typeface (and another one). It is an hybridisation of two and one stories g'. Do you know any? What do you think about…
  • James, Fontark is a design-Tool, it is focused on designing type faster and easier. It's output is an OTF font file ,so it has nothing to do with the OTF spec (It may influence it in the future though).  It is just a set of several complimentary so…
  • James Montalbano said: "How Come It Took So Long To Get Here?" Good question.  In direct relation to this question I have a strong need to mention Fontark, maybe even as a test case. Launched at Sept 2013, developed and enhanced up until…
  • Every thing's worth exploring, I'm just sharing my experience, understanding and view on your specific design. My point is that optics doesn't read or understands traditions, on the contrary.  The only thing that matter is the result, and understan…
  • It doesn't matter in... A. this scale of "contrast", it appears, to me at least, as a distortion rather than something deliberate. B. Your specific design and modern Hebrew letter forms. While traditional Hebrew scripts were constructed according t…
  • Ori Ben-Dor said: What if you want ... You can ask it on Latin scripts as well. What if you want the H parts to be as thick as the Optical illusion decides?  I'd say that if you like your font to look fine, you shouldn't. Here's a logo…
  • I'm specifically talking about the optic driven contrast as the cause for distortion. Did you test the typeface in text layout and smaller size? Since I design my fonts with Fontark, all the first letters construction is made with mono-linear outli…
  • Ori Ben-Dor said: Check out Amigo (a work in progress): I have to disagree Ori, the optical issue should not be ignored in Hebrew and in your typeface. If you like to create a contrast in your typeface, you create it, and balance the le…
  • You can give Fontark a try. It has a super simple and flexible parametric drawing mechanism, plus a cross glyphs control system which makes about 70%-90% of the font design process a joy. It is free, browser based, so no OS dependency, and comes wit…
  • The serifs system for the base of stand alone stems (like in r'T'i'f', not like b'd'u') is: Pointing left = square, pointing right = round. I find it working because the left side is absorbing the flow from the previous letter with contraction, and …
    in Arctedo Comment by Ofir Shavit June 27
  • Ok, that's where I am at with it now.... I feel that the k'w's' are too foreign among the lc, not sure about leaving it like this or normalising them, leaving the bagel knots on the uc only?
    in Arctedo Comment by Ofir Shavit June 27