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Bhikkhu Pesala


Bhikkhu Pesala
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  • Re: Jardin Solid

    The steepness of the serifs on E, F, L, T, Z seem a bit out of sync with those on C, G, S. I would make them all the same, maybe also the serif on the inside of the G. Digits 5 and 7 suffer from the same steep serif problem. 

    The Q could use a bit more of a tail. 

  • Re: LibreOffice 5.3.0 adds OpenType Layout feature support

    I have been waiting ten years for this, so I am happy, even if it is not yet user-friendly. 

    If you're willing to edit a few styles to enable features that you need, e.g. Small Capitals in headings, Ordinals and/or Alternative Fractions, etc., in Body Text, then it is not difficult to apply those styles to text as required. 

    I have added a few notes to my review page for LibreOffice to get non-geeks started. 

    Hopefully, within another year or so, someone will volunteer to do the necessary work to implement a GUI to make this more convenient to use for ordinary users. Ordinary users think that the Private Use Area is something entirely different to a set of code-points set aside for OpenType Glyph Substitutions or whatever else the font designer might want to use it for.
  • Re: Petite Caps, anyone?

    Most of my free fonts include both Small Capitals and Petite Capitals, as well as c2pc and c2sc features. I design Petite Capitals on the x-height, and Small Caps as 70-80% of the Caps Height. You could mix Caps to Small Caps (c2sc), with Petite Caps (pcap). 

    Glyph coverage includes Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, and some of Latin Extended Additional. Fonts with Greek glyphs also include Small/Petite Capitals for Basic Greek. 

    My Petite Capitals have a squarer aspect ratio than Small Capitals. The general principle being that apply Petite Capitals to lowercase should not change line length too much. Small Capitals are similar proportions to Capitals.