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Paul van der Laan

Dat zijn rare foutmeldingen. Probeer inderdaad eerst de andere packages opnieuw te installeren. Als dat niet helpt kan ik je mijn kopie van RF sturen, die werkt prima onder FontLab 5.1.4 (4868) en Yosemite.


Paul van der Laan
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  • Re: Any standard GSUB feature tag for infant/single-storey variants?

    Best to place them in Stylistic Sets (ssXX) indeed. These features are supported quite well.

    Alternatively there are Character Variants (cvXX) which are more intended for this kind of use, but these features are not supported well.
  • Re: [OTVar] Axes Proposals:

    In that case I don't see the problem! This far, the usual way of handling a weight change is to change the boldness of a glyph outwards, thus widening the character, but I don't have a problem with an axis that would only change weight inwards. (Or at least without an accompanying advance width change.)
    This view is too simplistic I’m afraid. The correct way of adding weight whilst simultaneously making sure the shape maintains the same *optical* width is by adding weight both outwards and inwards. Usually around 2/3 outwards, and 1/3 inwards depending on the design.

    And this only applies to the (mostly) Latin-centric view that a glyph consists of two vertical parts (such as in /a /b /h /o for example). For a glyph such as /m it already becomes a different matter.

    Also: how do you make glyphs such as /l /i /j /I bolder by adding weight inwards?
  • Re: Munson, a Victorian style slab serif

    Terminology-wise I would not call this design a “slab serif”, nor a “Clarendon”.

    The serifs are clearly bracketed here, and Clarendons are characterised by a much lower thick/thin contrast. This design looks more like a Scotch to me.
  • Re: Origins of Python in Type Design

    And then there was RoboFog, a customised version of Fontograper 3.5 modified by Petr van Blokland, Just van Rossum and Erik van Blokland in 1995, that was the first font editor to include Python scripting. This introduced many type designers at that time to Python.
  • Re: Superscript – missing forms

    I think Fontographer is to blame for making people think that fractions were part of Macintosh encoding in PostScript Type 1 fonts.