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Have a look at Fenland by Jeremy Tankard which also has the tension between inner and outer curves.Yours might need to calm down a bit though. I see a nice s but an r whose arch is very light in comparison. Best of luck

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Thanks for your advice, Gary. This was one of my first type designs, and I'm actually kind of embarrassed of it now. I totally see what you mean about needing to calm down, everything is shifted around to the maximum here. It's overly aggressive. That said, it has been available for free publicly for a while now. So it's design is 'frozen' now. Some people seem to like it.

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Could you please explain why it says "Copyright 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved." when I get the info on the font file?

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So is this a grab-n-hack job? And you're distributing it?

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Fontographer seems to have the current year and Adobe in the copyright field by default. (is this not the case for others here?) I just never changed it.

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Which version of Fontographer are you using?

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The current FontLab Studio version (5.1.2 on Mac) is also «transferring» the copyright of your font to Adobe. I guess it’s a symptom of FLS using the Adobe FDK ...

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So it is *not* the case that you started with somebody else's existing font file and moved points around?

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No, I did not start from someone else's work and move points around.

This has me curious now though, which font did you think I started with?

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The current FontLab Studio version (5.1.2 on Mac) is also «transferring» the copyright of your font to Adobe. I guess it’s a symptom of FLS using the Adobe FDK ...

Quite a coup for Adobe.

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Which version of Fontographer are you using?

Sorry, I guess it was Fontlab 5. I go back and fourth between Fontographer and Fontlab, there are some things I like better about each.

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No, I did not start from someone else's work and move points around. This has me curious now though, which font did you think I started with?

I didn't have a particular font to point to. My first impression when seeing these types of fonts (solid proportions and spacing, but unlovely and arbitrary details) is that they likely come from a beginner's fiddling with a pre-existing font. I thought the copyright information might confirm that suspicion. But obviously first impressions can be wrong.

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Frutiger?

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To be fair, I did start with a finished font, but one that I designed myself and don't intend to release.

And eliason's first impressions were right, this was totally a case of "oh, lets take a plain sans and fuck up the interior space as much as possible. " Juvenille.

All this hubbubb over this silly old thing. I have much better work to show you

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Can anyone confirm that Fontlab/Fontographer drops the Adobe copyright into font files? To me this seems very peculiar - I don't run Fontlab or Fontographer myself so I can't check.