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Craig Eliason


Craig Eliason
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Member, Type Person
  • Re: Redrawing a geometric sans for text use

    More generous side bearings is the biggest key I think. 
  • Re: Dutch IJ with dots

    Kent Lew said:
    I don’t know how many font engineers go to the trouble to try to localize this exception.
    I usually just replace /i by /i.loclNLD so it won't trigger the /f_i ligature.

    when followed by a /j you mean? (I'd think you'd want a Dutch word like "figuur" to ligate.)
  • Re: Dutch IJ with dots

    With regard to keyboards, yes it is the case that computer keyboards have omitted the IJ/ij letter, obliging Dutch users to type I+J/i+j. However, IJ appeared frequently on typewriter keyboards in the Netherlands e.g. Remington Noiseless Portable

    Remarkable to me that a dedicated IJ/ij key earned inclusion on a keyboard that made lowercase L's pass for ones!
  • Re: Funky Italics

    Delphin's y (Maybe not a "book face.")
  • Re: Skeletal script face

    That /e/ is much more tightly wound than I was expecting, but it works well with the other letters.
    There is so much "crossing over" the stems in the lowercase (e.g. /b/g/p/) that I'm a little surprised the /B/ and /R/ are "detached." 
    How to handle tittles in an ultralight monoline design is always tricky. I think yours might be just an eensy bit too heavy. Did you try vertical-line versions?
    You're getting dark spots where two strokes gradually tangent into each other (e.g. /b/d/m/p/r/) but that's something you can try to clean up at the end.