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Type@Cooper is offering a series of public font tech workshops this June.
Registration is open now.
June 1 & 2 Robofont with Frederik Berlaen and Andy Clymer
June 3 Interpolation with Andy Clymer
June 4 Kerning with Ben Kiel
June 5 & 6 Accents with Ben Kiel
June 8 & 9 Intermediate Python with Andy Clymer
June 17th Building Open Type Features with Andy Clymer
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.