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Kent Lew


Kent Lew
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  • Re: Making Weights

    RMX Scaler requires a font file to be set up as a MM in order to do its thing. So, it presupposes at least two weights already.
  • Re: Council for German Orthography officially allows use of u+1E9E

    Katy — To my eye, it looks a little cramped internally, it appears shorter than the other caps, and the left sidebearing seems too wide.

    [You could also try reaching out to Carl Crossgrove (designer of Mundo Sans) to see if he has any opinions on that form in this context.]

  • Re: Superscript – missing forms

    Superscript ¹²³-only is a legacy from MacRoman Postscript Type 1 encoding. Older fonts from that period will tend to have only those three. (Sometimes you find a superscript 4, because one drew it anyway to compose the legacy three pre-built fractions from that same encoding: ¼½¾.)

    Similarly, those fonts that include only a partial set of superior letters are often those born in the legacy era of expert fonts, where one typically only bothered with a subset that Adobe (I think) determined to cover the major ordinal designations — adehilmnorst, if I recall correctly.

  • Re: Macedonian italic /gje localization

    I am glad to have sparked conversation between native Cyrillic users. This becomes more and more valuable. :-)

    how does the Macedonian ghe glyph ought to look like in a Sans Italic with no stroke contrast.
    You could see sans italic in SkolaSans by Lasko Dzurovski – the font is free for personal use.
    I note that the italic ghe/gje in SkolaSans are not straight “i” base forms, but retain some character of curvy International Cyrillic style.

    On the other hand, the overall design has informal, cursive characteristics, and is not a rigid grotesque or geometric, for instance.

  • Re: Kerning and Nick Shinn's mashed potatoes preference

    If anybody read my comments as saying that kerning is not a good idea and shouldn’t be done, then my point was misinterpreted. (And they must not know me very well.)

    I was echoing what I understood to be the original point of Nick’s mashed vs. creamed potatoes statement: that maybe everything doesn’t need to be pair-kerned with everything else, to the nth degree of “smoothness,” to achieve maximum readability (if such a thing even exists objectively) and that such a goal may even be somewhat foolhardy.