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  • Re: Quador – a squarish serif

    Or another way of looking at it:

    The red dashed line (where the apex is relative to the body of the glyph) is closer to the middle in the Heavy weight, but gradually moves to the right side as the strokes get thinner. Maybe try to keep them all more central like the Heavy design?
  • Re: Anyone have experience with this font identification software (Find my Font)?

    Ok, I've done some testing with this software and I'm happy to report, for those interested, that it absolutely works as advertised and is quite fast, even when you tell it to favor accuracy over speed.

    Any particular search usually takes less than 20-30 seconds, usually much shorter, depending on how many fonts are installed on your computer.

    It has numerous handy image tools, like correcting the baseline if the image is at an angle, or de-skewing the image, etc., to help you get the glyph shapes as good as you can before the search takes place.

    It appears to have access (on their database) to approximately 145k different typefaces and their variants. Does it know about EVERY font out there? Definitely not, but I hope the company continues to expand its database. The search also checks the font files that have been installed on your own machine, but I couldn't find a way (yet) to include files in arbitrary directories, which would be nice. It also gives you the ability to simply browse around.

    One thing I love about it, especially since I have been trying to identify typefaces that don't seem to be in use anymore, or at least have never been digitized, is that it introduces me to so many great alternatives that are similar to what I'm looking for and even has given me clues as to what it may have been called at the time (since I'm unable to find specimens).

    And, believe it or not @Thomas Phinney, I think the interface works quite nicely. Could it be improved/modernized, probably, but everything is straightforward, fast, and easy to use.

    The only thing that I could remotely complain about is that it sometimes recommends a typeface that I can't actually find online anymore, but the information they provide at least includes who created it, so it would be easy to contact them to see if the font is for sale or what happened to it.

    Anyway, I'm quite happy with the purchase and highly recommend it. By far the best one of its kind that I've used, either off- or on-line.
  • Re: Letterink – Stroke extension for Glyphs

    About a year or two ago I think there was a dude in here who developed a font editor for the browser. His idea is in parallel with yours by working with a skeletal system, in fact he had a working system in place and even uploaded a bunch of samples. You'll have to search the forum to find the discussion thread. 
    It's called FontArk. Google it.
  • 2017 Font Purchasing Habits Survey Results (worth the read!)

    Since many (most?) of the users here create and sell fonts of their own, I thought everyone would be interested in the results of a recent survey. There's a LOT to go through, but well worth glancing through to see what people look for and want when going through the process of finding and purchasing fonts. I found a few things that I can to do better.

    Here's the link: https://medium.com/@mcpflugie/the-2017-font-purchasing-habits-results-3fc588283b33


  • Re: Quador – a squarish serif

    Christian: Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean with the /a ?
    I can't speak for Christian, but I think what he's seeing is this:

    where that feeling of angularity gets more apparent as the strokes get thinner.