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Is there a way to keep unicode when I append a glyph? I drew a roman font and all unicode and naming work well. Now I want to draw the italic one. So, I start from an italic vbf file I've already drew as a basic file and I want to import the new glyph I've inserted in the roman one. When I import it I lost the unicode name. Is some typophile user has a solution to append a glyph without lost the unicode number? I hope the problem description is clear enough.
Naming a typefaces is probably one of the greatest pains that comes with typographic design. As usual, my list of name alternatives grows faster than a rabbit population, and the chance to decide upon one falls into the deep. One is tempted to eeny-meeny-miny-moe... but there's this other mind:
I've searched everywhere for some good answers on why so many fonts are "badly" named. But found no good answers, so I hope the experts here can put some light on this issue :D
When using a font manager a lot of fonts do not group into families. This has been very annoying for me over the years. Thanks through this forum I found some help on how to change the names so the fonts show up in a more convenient way. I used TTX and the book O´Reilly - Fonts and Encodings as reference. It was tedious work, so I only changed some favorites. Yes DTL OTMaster would probably be a much faster way but it was to expensive.
What is your typical process when selecting a name for a typeface you're designing...
we made a script for automatic font family naming in FontLab and I want to share with you.
I've been wondering about the following. I always like it when the typefaces used in a book are mentioned in the credits. It gives credit to the design and the designer and saves me a lot of Whatthefont sessions ;-) But what if one were to use a typeface that has a different name than the original (I'm thinking for instance about several Bitstream and URW typefaces that had to change the name for copyright purposes). Would you credit it Optus or Optima, Gill Sans or Humanist 521?