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i read some time ago that it is possible (and legal) to extract special opentype features from a licensed adobe font and create a (ttf?)-font that could be used in applications that do not support opentype (like office word).
to make things more practical: i would need for a client three weights of hypatia sans (e.g. light, regular, bold) in the stylistic set 1 (no serifs) both itallic and normal and additionally in the stylistic set 13 (unicase).
any ideas if this would work, who could do this and what costs i would have to face?
I created a font for a school assignment a while ago, and I'm having a little trouble with Open-Type in order to make it work properly.see the font here: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Shoelace-Typefeet/465085
Since the typeface uses shoes as characters, I needed it to be like this:
Right foot, Left foot,Right foot, Left foot,Right foot, Left foot,
At first I just put all the right feet in uppercase glyphs and left feet in lowercase glyphs, so you needed to type ThIs WaY to make it work (not the best solution, but I had a tight deadline). Now I am trying to find an open-type solution to make it look right regardless of how you write, but I'm not sure about which open-type feature I should use.
I am a bit of a noob at Font Lab, so any help would be appreciated.
During the summer 2009 we’ve been asked by Real Simple to customize Parisine PTF for their own use. We've adjusted few things for Real Simple and created new weights. Today, we've integrated this idea of intermediate weights into Parisine PTF Gris: A new Regular between the original Parisine PTF Clair Bold and Parisine PTF Regular (as on the image above). Bold follow same mechanism. Finally, it’s also why this new sub-family was called *Gris* (Gray in English).
As you might now, the long awaited, 15+ years, version 1.0.0 of STIX fonts have been finally released. However, the release disappointed many people who want to typeset mathematics with STIX fonts, as they neither released LaTeX support files nor supplemented the fonts with the new OpenType MATH table, ruling out any quality mathematical typesetting engine.
Fortunately, STIX were kind enough to release the fonts under Open Font License, so giving the community the power to scratch their itch and not wait yet another 15 years for next release.
Having experimented with an OpenType MATH version of STIX beta release, it was relatively easy to supplement the final release with MATH layout features, thanks to the powerful FontForge who never let me down, and so XITS was officially born.
Parisine Office Std was originally created by Jean François Porchez for RATP in 2005. This new variation “Std” is the basic version of the tailored Parisine Office PTF who feature a smaller xheight and perform better on text setting, editorial projects. The design of the italic lowercases is more cursive than in Parisine PTF. Two sets of figures are provided—standard, oldstyle, and lining—in tabular widths.
Test it online
I'm wondering, if there's any chance to prevent Indesign and other applications from breaking letter combinations when the tracking threshold is exceeded.
I've some kind of (faked) random opentype feature programming in the contextual alternates feature of my font. For it's not a script font and the letter combinations are not meant as ligatures, I'd like to deactivate this behavior in type setting applications, preferably by Opentype programming. I guess it's not possible, but maybe... Any suggestions?
I'm getting in a bit of a muddle with my old style figures, and wonder if somebody can clear this up for me?
Ayita Pro is a cheerful new sans serif design by Jim Ford of Ascender Corp. Ayita is a Cherokee name which translates to 'first in dance' and recalls the exuberant rhythm and flow of these 14 new typefaces. Originally conceived as an upright italic design, the Ayita typeface family remains contemporary, friendly and elegant yet hard working.
i'm totally new here. I wanted to ask you if it's possible to do a string replacement via opentype programming? you know, it's possible to replace ligatures
sub f f by ff;
however is it possible to do something like this?
sub a b by c d;
So if i type "ab" i get "cd"?
Thank you for your help and your tips.
Does anyone know if this typeface, Government, which is used by the monument industry, is available in an OpenType or TrueType version? Maybe it has other names? Thanks.
I am nearing the end of a project I'm doing using Opentype features in an experimental way. I call it experimental because my usage isn't particularly informed and there's probably a much easier way to be doing this. That's where I'd like your help.
I have set myself up to translate (I use translate very loosely) "txtspeak" into normal english (hereby called 'txt' and 'text'). I have beginners knowledge of coding Opentype features and my idiocy will probably make a lot the experts squeal, but I don't mind that. Current ignorance has proven to be experimental bliss, but I'm more than willing to dive into deeper grounds to rectify problems I think I will ultimately come across.
Ok, so I was using class based kerning and on the metrics window, everything seems to be working fine... kerning values look like they should. "Class kerning with exceptions" is enabled in the Metrics window.
However, when I open up the preview window, I see that kerning is all messed up and not working like it should (seems like class kerning is being ignored).
I tried exporting the font and I still get that.
Anyone here knows what is happening?
I spent about 10 hours kerning pairs and to know that my kerning is now not working is stressing me out big time :(
Is there anything odd in the calt list of Vista/Windows 7's font "Segoe Script"? I was alerted today by an InDesign user that contextual alternates do work for Latin script, but don't appear to get activated for Cyrillic text.
I examined the OTF tables, and, sure enough, the calt tables for Latin are only defined in the Latin Script part, and the Cyrillic Script section has its own calt list. Nothing out of the ordinary, I presume.
Theoretically, the used program ought to recognize a series of Cyrillic characters and automatically switch over to the Cyrillic section -- right? I think that was the entire purpose of the Scripts sections. Could it be an error in InDesign CS4? Or am I misinterpreting the use of the Script tags and how they would work in practice?
Nobody else seems to have posted this, so I will: The current CSS3 Fonts Module provides a syntax to use CSS to declare use of a few dozen OpenType properties. If I have the list correct, they are:
Anybody know a way of programming a font so that it remembers you've typed a letter, and the next time you type that letter an alternate glyph is used? This would be useful in distressed fonts. Ligature substitution is ok for double letters but if I type a word like 'dada' say, and I want to make sure the distressed look isn't repeated, it doesn't help.
I have a feeling it should be simple enough to do this - somehow get typing a letter to flick a switch and then if the same letter is typed while that switch is on, substitute an alternate glyph then reset the switch.
OpenType is indisputably the font format of the present. It is cross-platform, and it is a free and open standard. It opened possibilities for smooth handling of advanced typography and better support for complex scripts.
But limitations remain. They may not be obvious if you only ever design or use Latin text faces. But when you think about what the best solutions are for complex scripts such as Arabic, you realize that there are fundamental strictures of OpenType that make things less efficient than they could be. For example, do we really have to design innumerable glyphs for ligatures, conjuncts, and contextual variants when these are all combinations of simple building blocks? Here is a previous thread on the subject:
Trying to control quotation marks when typesetting in inDesign:
I am trying to see if I can make quotation marks change automatically for different languages. For example if I select (in InDesign) the Language drop-down menu in the character palette > my English style quotes would transform into French guillemet quotes.
I see that just by having the standard repertoire of quotes does not mean easy implementation.
Otherwise how do French or German typographers call for a specific style of quotation mark?
- Do the desired marks have to be the default in the font file?
Any help to solve this mystery appreciated.
Just a heads up, I'm running a font contest over at my blog. This weekend I'll be giving away 5 complete sets of my Jeanne Moderno fonts.
To enter, go here: http://mehallo.com/blog/archives/10803
And just do what it says.
Contest ends 11 p.m. (pacific time) Saturday, January 16, 2010.
Also posted, the best of my blog from the past year.
(is it me or is this whole 2010 date thing seem so sci fi?)
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:
Thanks a lot!
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