OpenType

I have a family of fonts I'm building in FontLab. They are all using the same exact kerning data and kerning classes. For some reason, one of the fonts is giving me a "serious error" in Font Book that says there is a "System Validation" error, with no further details.

I've tried taking a .vfb file from one of the working fonts, copying over glyphs from the font that's giving me trouble, and generating again. Same error. I think I've pinpointed the problem to be something kerning/class related, as if I copy/paste glyphs that AREN'T in a class and generate the font, I don't get an error in Font Book. But once I copy glyphs that are in a kerning class, I start getting the error.

Hello,

I have a font that i'd like to utilise the calt feature, and have found Thomas Phinney's article [http://forums.adobe.com/thread/395648], among others [http://typophile.com/node/19625] to be most helpful. YET I still can't get my head around writing the feature so that it creates a more 'random' outcome.

The details are:
– x3 variants for all characters
– x3 classes [00 / 01 / 02] including one of each character, 79 characters in total [A–Z, a–z, 0-9, punctuation]
– feature currently looks like:

feature calt {
lookup calt_one {
sub @set_00 @set_00' by @set_01;
sub @set_01 @set_00' by @set_02;
} calt_one;

lookup calt_two {
sub @set_02 @set_00' by @set_02;
sub @set_01 @set_02' by @set_00;
sub @set_01 @set_00' by @set_02;
sub @set_00 @set_01' by @set_02;

I've added cyrillic characters to one of my opentype truetype fonts. This is my first time designing anything beyond Latin 1. How do I generate it in fontlab so that the cyrillic characters are included? These are the questions that I have:

in Font Info>
Encoding and Unicode> I already have 1252 Latin 1 and Macintosh Character Set added here, I'm guessing add 1251 Cyrillic?
What about the Microsoft Character Set drop down menu? Do I leave that Western (Latin 1)?
What about the Mac script and FOND ID drop down menu? Do I leave that as Roman?

in Font Info>
Encoding and Unicode> Custom [cmap] encodings> Do I add anything here?

in Font Info>
Encoding and Unicode> Unicode Ranges> I'm guessing I check Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement and then Cyrillic?

Hi to everybody, from Greece!
I would appreciate if someone would give me an answer to the following problem:
I can not see any of the 1100 ligatures of an OpenType font in MS Word 2010 (PC).
Has it to do with the OS or with the otf font itself? I think there wasn't such a problem in the previous version.
Konstantinos Siskakis

I have made some minor changes to OpenType Features Editor, and the new version is now available here: http://www.timrolands.com/More/Downloads.aspx.

I fixed some issues with the autogeneration of ligature feature rules and identified some additional fixes and enhancements to pursue.

For those who don't know, OpenType Features Editor is a little tool I made to generate a features file from information in an AFM file. So you can export the AFM for a font, generate a *.fea file and import that back into your font development software. It's Windows only at the moment, but I have plans to make it available as a web-based tool as well.

Please let me know if you encounter any issues with this release or have any other feedback. Thanks!

-t

In the course of developing a revival of Mergenthaler Linotype's Benedictine (1915-1922), I am considering the possibility of including hanging punctuation marks (quotes, periods, colons, hyphens and the like) in the OpenType implementation. I was thinking of using contextual alternates to substitute punctuation marks at the begining/ending of lines with the corresponding hanging (null-width) marks. However, I haven't been able to figure out how to detect within the "calt" feature a begin/end of line event. Is this possible? Or, more generally, is there any way of implementing mechanically this type of substitutions?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Me again,

Could someone please explain to me what is the way to program this Opentype feature? I've been searching for info about this but I cannot seem to find anything conclusive. I've been looking at the way some fonts implement this feature and it seems to differ one from another; some substitute entire classes while other just seem to substitute in a glyph by glyph fashion. What is the way to go?

Thanks a lot!

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Watercolour Font

Hi everyone. I'm looking to make a hand drawn, brush font that retains the textures and qualities of a thin ink, like a watercolour stroke. Specifically, I like the way the colour tint shifts and changes. Does anyone have any recommendations for the best way to approach this type of font?

To create a connecting script, for Latin use,
I was searching to get the 'Cursive attachment' working on a script that is written from left to right.

Any chances I get this to work in Latin text?
or any other technique to connect glyphs together with anchors?
If someone can reference to an example, it would make understanding of 'feature curs' easier

On the OpenType Feature File Specification
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/opentype/afdko/topic_feature_file_syntax.html#6.c
it is not mentioned it is only possible with right to left scripts.
But on other sources, there is stated it doesn't work with left to right, like
http://glyphsapp.com/blog/arabic

Ps, is it required to work with .init and .fina if I want to work with 'curs'?
Most times it is done so…

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Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. has released a new cloud-based technology that allows support for advanced, OpenType features in all popular browsers that support Web fonts and HTML5. Available to all subscribers of Monotype’s Fonts.com Web Fonts service, the first-of-its kind capability enables Web designers to use discretionary ligatures, small caps, fractions and other typographic features available in OpenType fonts, regardless of whether full, native support for OpenType features is available through the browser.

Hello 2013, Bellissima Script is the first Sudtipos release of the year.

While in the same vein and spirit as Burgues and Compendium, Bellissima began from an entirely different thread as those fonts. It started with Alex Trochut generously showing me a gorgeous lettering book from his grandfather's library: Bellezas de la Caligrafía, by Ramón Stirling, 1844. Stirling was one of the Latin calligraphy pioneers who introduced a refined version of English calligraphy in Spain and made it popular in the nineteenth century.

I'd like to have a little help on the following problem, thanks a lot!

1.) After exporting as OpenType Ps from Fontlab 5.1.2 (mac), my font looks/works great in Indesign and Illutrator. No problem. All kerning info is okay. But on the same computer (mac osx 10.6.8) in Word: no kerning info(!) AND the characters are cut-off on the upper part. (images below)

2.) On a Windows computer there's a similar problem:
(in Word) No kerning info and the characters are also cut-off. This time they're not cut off on the upper part but exactly on the Baseline.

Hello everyone. I am a novice in type design aiming on making a serif (and if possible, a sans-serif companion) type system aimed at newspaper use. I am still in development, and I am looking at some other fonts that look great on print.

Dear Forum
this is my first post here!

I have a little question: I’m currently creating a font which contains 3 different widths for each character.
Imagine condensed, normal, extended.

Is it, and how, possible to let the typeface itself change, or say randomly pick, one of these 3 possible widths while i’m typing it in inDesign? In heard that some handwriting typefaces apply such glyph-exchange-techniques to not let the typeface appear to stiff in a larger text.

Any help or further reading is very much appreciated!
best wishes
Johannes

More and more applications seem to be capable of using the OpenType ›size‹ feature found in some fonts that come in different optical sizes (e.g. Adobe's ›opticals‹, or the Latin Modern fonts). I can't seem to be able to implement that feature to a font I'm designing, though. FontLab, for example, will let me add and save it as part of the .vfb file, but loses it when generating the actual OT file. It won't properly read the size feature, either, when loading a font that has it.

What other ways are there to add it to (a) a font in the making, and (b) to an existing font? Thanks in advance!

Stiking out at the Microsoft Community so I thought I'd try here!

We're updating a series we do in Word to 2010 and an OTF. The note reference numbers in the series are "special" so in the 2003 template the Footnote Reference style was set to a different font than the Default Paragraph Font.

For use in the 2010 template the new OTF font has a stylistic set for these "special" numbers that for some reason isn't getting applied to the embedded footnote or endnote references.

For which reason and when are 'subtables' created? Adobe's OpenType Feature File Specification does not help me any further understanding the structure of GPOS/GSUB.

I've been having the same problem as André explains in the FontLab forum. Contextual substitutions stop working in the preview panel. Is any way to overcome this headache?

Links to related discussions are also appreciated.

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The eccentric experimental type system created by Elena Schädel and Jakob Runge in 2012. It produces many personalities, each individual and emotive. You will never know which of the alternating letters is going to occur next. Basically, at the heart of it all is MeM: four different weights and letter shapes melded together into one powerful font and shuffled with the sleek usability of OpenType.

Very happy to announce that Hipster Script is finally published. Hipster got a TDC 20120award and was selected by the Bienal Tipos Latinos.

http://typophile.com/files/typophilehipster.png

Featuring more than 1800 glyphs containing ligatures, endings, etc. Hipster is available here:
www.myfonts.com/fonts/sudtipos/hipster-script-pro/

Check the specimen pdf released with the awesome German Paley's photography collaboration. www.sudtipos.com/downloads/Hipster-Script.pdf

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I was wondering is there a way to mirror an glyph in Open Type font?

For example, if I type word:

RemarK

And K as a last glyph, could it be mirrored on some way automatically?

Yesterday I introduced "IndyFont" to the InDesign community, there might be some interested parties over here as well, both in practical use as in technical details :-)

IndyFont is a Javascript that runs under InDesign CS4 and newer, on both Mac OSX and Windows, and which converts vector art in an InDesign document to an OpenType font.

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P22 Cezanne was originally created for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Upon it’s release it quickly became one of the most popular fonts of the1990’s, and has remained very popular to this day.

Designed by Travis Kochel, FF Chartwell is a fantastic typeface for creating simple graphs. Driven by the frustration of creating graphs within design applications and inspired by typefaces such as FF Beowolf and FF PicLig, Travis saw an opportunity to take advantage of OpenType technology to simplify the process.

Working on generating an OpenType PS font. Been troubleshooting this for over a week. Tried deleting all the classes and features then generating an OpenType PS font. It still gives me, "ERROR: There was a problem while compiling OpenType font. Final .otf font is not saved. Please, check OpenType features definition for errors." Reading through the manual, but still sure of the best way to proceed with troubleshooting – not clear on what to check or where the problem might lie. Thank you for any help.

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