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Paul Miller


Paul Miller
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  • Re: Weapon of choice

    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 wires spread about.

    On my desktop machine I have a very ordinary Logitech M500 corded mouse because it is simple and reliable, it should be the other way round really because I only play games on the desktop machine.

    Both mice are roughly the same size, weight and shape.  Both these mice fit my hand well and I can highly recommend them. :)

  • Re: Vladivostok v 1.005 / extended Latin & Cyrillic, free, semi condensed sans-serif

    This talk might be of some use to you.

  • Re: Crooked man on a crooked path

    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 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 not drawn by an Armenian.  ALthough he did say that the examples given in the Unicode Standard in the Armenian code block were ridiculous and exaggerated.

    So be warned it can become permanent ! :o :D

  • Re: Aspects of quality for a typeface

    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 design which affect the perception of the font.  Smooth flowing curves with no lumps where they are not supposed to be.  Consistency of stem width, compensation for the optical illusions which plague the perception of a font.

    In other words a design which is pleasing to the eye.

    This usually comes from attention to detail.

  • Re: Munson, a Victorian style slab serif

    To me this looks far more like Consort + Century rather than Consort + Clarendon.

    Not a criticism, just an observation.

    Well I didn't make it to slavishly copy any font, it just started out as Consort with a good helping of artistic license thrown in with a few ideas from Clarendon, basically whatever appealed to me at the time.

    I just wanted something which would evoke the spirit of Victorian printing and this is what I came up with. Of course it looks like some of the Victorian typefaces, that was the intention.