Open Type

FernandoMarco's picture

Open Type for noobs

Hello! Someone in here can help me with Glyphs?? I'm adding the small caps to my font, but actually it's the first time i do this so (this is also my first font), I'm having some troubles: InDesign doesn't make the change of letters when I use the Small Caps button, just from the OpenType window and it works only on the capital letters; and, I dont know neither how to set the case sensitive signs in open type what suffix do I need to put on my glyphs and which Open Type function works for that?
I hope someone can help me with this problem greetings from Mexico!

Hi all,

I'm designing a handwriten font wich contain many alternate sets of characters and I programmed a calt feature to randomize it. The feature contains a lot of lines mixing and conditioning the substition of each character. I thing the sintaxis is fine and the replacement works fine too, but when I increase the number of characters in each of the classes used in the code the output panel shows the following warning:

[FATAL] GSUB feature 'ÿÿÿÿ' causes overflow of offset to a subtable (0x1140a)

(I don't know why the name of the feature is swhown without the correct name).

Dears Typophilers,
I'm new in the typography design.
I did an arabic font with Fontographer 5 but I didn't finish because I need some help.

I need to know how I can create Open type standard ligatures feature with Fontographer 5, font lab or Volt.

or I need to know how I can create ligatures feature.. when I type some letters together the glyph replaces.. for example AL-JALALAH WORD (ALLAH), in some fonts if you type LAM LAM HAA it will have specific shape.

any tutorials, lessons or hints will be very helpful.

Regards,
Mohammed
mohammed.faqier@gmail.com

Basically, the situation is that I am in need of a programmer with the skill necessary to program fonts by integrating the calt OpenType feature into them. I am more than willing to be taught these skills, as I will be creating multiple fonts utilizing this feature and possibly some other advanced ones. If anyone is interested and believes they are capable of such a task, please contact me at thepcnerd7@gmail.com. I highly appreciate any advice or input, and thank you for your time and willingness!

For His glory,
Austin M.

About a year ago I changed from Windows to OSX. I had purchased several postcript and truetype fonts for Windows and needed up upgrade these to opentype versions. Fortunately, most of my purchased fonts were standard or pro opentype fonts.

I discovered some companies allow font upgrades and others do not. Adobe and Monotype do not (at least beyond 30 days, per their tech support). However Storm, Teff, HF&J and others do. I would prefer to purchase future typefaces from foundries that allow upgrades (for a price) rather than require complete repurchase of fonts. Does anyone have a list of foundries which do not forget about you after 30 days?

hello folks, i have aquestion about ot scripting.

the font i'm working on is uppercase only and it has a lot of stylistic sets. of course i had to include lowercase glyphs too, but they just mirror the uppercase glyphs. however, for the alternative glyphs, i don't do uc and lc for each one of them, only the uc.

then i put only the uc glyphs in my stylistic sets classes and so for this to work with the lc as well, i'm doing a lookup that changes lowercase into uppercase before each substitution.

feature ss01 {
lookup ss01a { sub @lower by @upper; } ss01a;
lookup ss01b { sub @class_0 by @class_1; } ss01b; # they contain only uppercase
} ss01;

I have received a Word doc from a client with a word displayed in a phonetic alphabet font (see attached sample). I can't seem to find a font on my Mac OS 10.6.8 running InDesign CS 5.5 that will match the characters. I would have thought the OT version of Minion Pro, for example, would work, but no joy.

FWIW the font used in Word is listed as HiraMinPro-W3, which to me indicates it is at least sourced from Minion Pro. Maybe I'm just a gumby and can't activate the required set through the Open Type dialog in InDesign?

Any suggestions?

Vicente.Lamonaca's picture

Programación (español)

Estimados:

¿Alguien sabe si en FL5 podemos sustituir dos glifos (o clases) por tres?

Necesitaría algo como:

sub a b by c d e;

o

sub @clase1 a by @clase2 c d;

Pero estas líneas no funcionan.

¿conocen alguna manera?

gracias

ViC

Estimados:

¿Alguien sabe si en FL5 podemos sustituir dos glifos (o clases) por tres?

Necesitaría algo como:

sub a b by c d e;

o

sub @clase1 a by @clase2 c d;

Pero estas líneas no funcionan.

¿conocen alguna manera?

gracias

ViC

* Has anyone had any problems using the Small Caps feature in an Open Type font purchase?

* Has anyone had problems using Open Type in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel?

I'm working on a project for a client in which I'm rebranding their marketing materials. I'm using Gill Sans Small Caps for headings and Gill Sans Roman, italic bold etc. I use both a Mac and PC. The client uses a PC.

I´m working on my first typeface. It is supposed to look as if cut out of paper. In order to improve the "handmade" look, I designed several glyphs for each charakter. (You can see it on the example .png I uploaded. I searched a few days but didn´t find an answer to my question: is there a script that makes the font choose different glyphs for each charakter incidentally?
Until now, I have to pick every alternative glyph in the glyphs window in indesign, which is too time consuming, of course.
Any suggestions? If somebody doesn´t know the answer but knows where I could improve my knowledge about open type and python in general, this might help, too.
Thank you!

Hi! My very first post - logged in because of this question.
I want to make the following rule in OT font:

(in human language) If the word ends with "r", it should be substituted with "r.alt"

So far I've been trying to understand FL manual, search this forum and google for tutorials, but with no luck at all.

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Qualtagh

Hi all,

I've been working on and off on this typeface for the last few months. While I did start creating one a few years ago, I'd consider this my first "real" attempt at a full font. While a lot of the details are more suited to display purposes, I'm also trying to make it work at smaller sizes (maybe a separate text version?).

I haven't really shown it to many people yet and I'd like to know what you think and if it's worth continuing with. I'm mainly concerned about it looking too amateur-ish and wanted to know if there are any glaring beginner mistakes/things I've missed.

Hello There!

I'm making my first font, and releasing betas as I make any little bit of progress (in the same way as open source projects do, since my background is PHP programming).

Is a nice bold condensed script with plenty of ligatures and final forms alternates.
For me is a learning experience, so any feedback is highly appreciated.

You can download it for free from the lobster font mini-site.
http://www.impallari.com/lobster/

Thanks!!!
Pablo

if you like modern and geometric fonts and blackletter as well, have a look at the typophile post »Fracmetrica Black .otf«

the free-font »Fracmetrica Black« is a modern and geometric blackletter with several opentype-features like ligatures, case-sensitives, text figures.
It's kind of condensed and has a high contrast. The typeface's construction is based on an isometric 60°-grid.

Hi there,

has anybody got an idea how I can embed a font with OpenType Contextual Alternates in flash? Is there a possibility to implement OpenType in Flash or do I have to do it with Actionscript? And can I somehow use these Contextual Alternates in Flash?
I am trying to do something like this in flash:

http://www.underware.nl/site2/index.php?id1=liza&id2=test

Thanks a lot!

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