Hey guys!
I hope you can help me decide what's the best/prettiest way of designing the Esperanto letter h circumflex (ĥ)
Personally, I don't really like any of the usual ways because it's either too high or too offset in my opinion
Designing my new font, Stenfree, i tried different options.
The first one looks kinda pretty but I'm not sure about legibility, though. Number two to four are the typical approaches.

Thanks in advance

PS: I didn't do kerning & hinting yet. That's why the text-preview is so pixelated/low quality :)

Here are the letters in higher resolution:

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FontLab - accents

Greetings! I'm a real newbie here.
I've got a homegrown font (which I didn't make), but need to modify. It was developed before unicode and UTF-8 allowed the millions of character possibilities for foreign languages. Specifically, Lithuanian. The Lithuanian letters were placed in un-needed places, like certain mathematical symbols, currency symbols, etc.

It's easy enough to take the letters and put them in their correct unicode places. HOWEVER, there are no unicode-defined characters for the Lithuanian letters with accents. How does one go about making this happen? I know it's possible because there are other fonts that can do it. If someone can help, I can explain why using these other fonts aren't a good option.

I've been working with Lunatix Bold recently. It has all the accents and special characters I need.
However, when I'm writing something in Photoshop, it doesn't support certain characters, such as ¡, ¿, Ñ and the acute accented vowels (to be precise, it doesn't accept anything that is not the standard English set of characters). Then I write the text, using the same font, in Word. It's fine. I copy-paste the text into Photoshop... and it's fine!

Does anyone know why this happens? If this helps, I use FontCreator 5.6 to view the characters, and all non-standard characters are blue (the standard are green or sometimes red).

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I was curious if there is a definitive list of accented character pairs that have a tendency to 'clash' and that are most likely to occur in extended languages.

I generally know what they are and have made pairs with exceptions in the past to handle the ones that I believe would be common.

I was thinking that if there was a list I could prevent having to kern pairings that would potentially never occur.

Hi everyone, I'm very new on these forums, and I'm already hooked on the type identification end of things, it's extremely good for learning about how typefaces are constructed.

Being half-Hungarian, one such construction I'm especially interested in is the double acute accent, the "hungarumlaut", that occurs in the letters /ő/ and /ű/. I've searched for threads discussing it and I can't find any, so I thought I'd check if anyone has posted on it before - and if not I'd love to hear some discussion on it from the esteemed type degniners here.

Thing is, looking through the typefaces on my hard drive, if they have it at all, a lot of them seem to get it simply wrong from what I understand Hungarian is supposed to read like. :)

On April 16th 2005, a project Diacritics was introduced to attendants of a conference Typo.Graphic.Beirut by Filip Blažek. The aim of this project is to build a free on-line database of knowledge and experience -- how to design correct diacritics: what size, shape and position an accent should have. Text concerning the history, use, languages and also some technical information is related to each diacritical mark. The project web site is based on wiki: after a simple registration, anyone can append or correct any published text or upload pictures. There is no need for special knowledge of HTML code, the editing is also similar to Wikipedia.

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