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Kerning Classes Stopped Working in All Files
Commented on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 - 9:12pm

agisaak = genius

Whew! I'm so relieved I don't care that I look nuts. After years with this program, you'd think I'd know 'bout that switch.

Many, many thanks. I'd hoped it was just something I did.

Mcs

Kerning Classes Stopped Working in All Files
Commented on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 - 1:18pm

Thanks, Nick. The problem isn't with any particular set or class, it's all classes, in all cases now. The _V class was just a test example where the class had a set of five, for a total of five pairs in the entire test font, and it still failed.

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Font editor (FontLab?) feature suggestion: floating sidebearings linked to outlines in glyph
Commented on Monday, 20 August 2012 - 6:10pm

I'd like to link glyph sets to dynamically have the same width (or match side bearings), based on a master of my choice, so any change I make to the parent automatically propagates to the children. Or even use classes as references as they contain...

Need Clarity — Fontlab and OS X 10.8
Commented on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 - 10:26am

Thanks for the info—I'll have to keep tabs on my Robofab as well.

How is the lowercase single story g
Commented on Wednesday, 9 May 2012 - 5:58pm

A g is a circle with a fishhook attached, a nine is a loop with a tail at the bottom.

Interestingly, for me when I print, my 9 and q are indistinguishable:

29 go que

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FontLab Macros on Lion
Commented on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 - 11:05am

Thanks, Claus & Frank, this fixed all of my chaos as well. 5.1 broke the scripts in 10.6, upgrade to Lion didn't fix or harm, now it's all running smoothly. Such a relief.

HELP What Font is this????
Commented on Wednesday, 5 October 2011 - 11:18pm

The "Carpentry & Fencing, LLC" is Aachen (a faux-italic version they tilted).

looking for music videos with graphic elements!
Commented on Monday, 3 October 2011 - 11:13pm

Autechre's Gantz Graf.

Not for the faint of ear/heart, but quite an impressive a piece of work altogether. Perfect complement audio/visual—dense, excessive...

Commonly used, but not commonly included glyphs
Commented on Tuesday, 6 September 2011 - 7:48pm

My understanding from people who know these things:

© is copyright for the song itself (by the musician or the person who wrote the song, not the particular recorded version)
℗ is publishing rights (who owns this version/recording of the...

Commonly used, but not commonly included glyphs
Commented on Tuesday, 6 September 2011 - 5:29pm

I've always wanted multiply to be a keyboard shortcut. I'm far more likely to need multiply than ±, ¬, or many others; or instead of ÷ for instance, as dimensions are common, division is much less so.

Kerning paradox
Commented on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 - 4:53pm

Adding to the curiosity:

Select both lines of text at once.

If you switch to another font, does the problem go away and both lines look the same?

If you switch back to the original from that other font, does the problem come back...

holy CAPTCHA Batman
Commented on Thursday, 30 June 2011 - 4:48pm

Whew! I was stuck reading actual books on type, rather than reading about books on type. (I mean this in a good way.)

Glad you're (we're?) back. Thanks.

Wanting to try Typography for the first time.
Commented on Saturday, 4 June 2011 - 8:29pm

I'm with John. A few years back all I wanted to do was make a logo, I just needed eleven letters for the name... 3,400 custom-drawn glyphs later I found I was hooked.

As for software, I've only used After Effects and a little Flash for KT style...

Help with SMALL CAPS!
Commented on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 - 12:06am

I do very little typing to kern my small caps (or any set of glyphs) by just using find/replace. (I use BBEdit 'cuz it's fast and easy to use for just this sort of thing.)

For instance, I take the whole of the small caps text from the...

Appropriate symbol for typesetting negative numbers
Commented on Monday, 18 April 2011 - 11:25am

It's also common to use a minus sign. Being a math figure and having dedicated symbol, I'd say that's a good way to go too.

Glyphs gone missing at output...
Commented on Wednesday, 6 April 2011 - 12:00pm

Thanks, I'll turn if off next time and see what happens (it's on right now).

Glyphs gone missing at output...
Commented on Wednesday, 6 April 2011 - 12:35pm

It's all worth trying. The cause appears to be so random, the answer will be too.

What is art?
Commented on Wednesday, 2 March 2011 - 6:32pm

There's a lost distinction between artist and artisan, which leads to confusion between art and creativity.

There was a show on a few days ago where guys were restoring a classic car and as they worked the body lines down to a smooth finish,...

What is art?
Commented on Wednesday, 2 March 2011 - 11:24pm

See, I would say that there is art in the work, regardless of whether the object is something classed as art. There are elements in the original making of the car, and quite possibly in the restoration, that are extra-utile, that are unnecessary...

Strong, Bold & Clean Typeface for Construction Co
Commented on Wednesday, 2 March 2011 - 6:38pm

Tungsten? (Bold or black.)

http://www.typography.com/fonts/font_overview.php?productLineID=100035

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Sensato Multiple Master (Update 1)
Commented on Monday, 14 February 2011 - 5:32pm

I'm working on a four-size optical expansion of my designs (Stickley Text), it gives me a chance to refine the design and explore the optical effects of the shapes at different sizes. Yours can easily be made to do the same things based on the work...

Grammar School Arithmetic (a book from 1904)
Commented on Friday, 21 January 2011 - 6:13pm

This image is 2x3 inches, and being cut to actual size, whoever did the engravings had a very good hand (it's signed at the bottom, but I can't make it out).

Teachin' kids 'bout wheat.

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Grammar School Arithmetic (a book from 1904)
Commented on Friday, 21 January 2011 - 6:05pm

The division sign looks to be a close parentheses with a line above it, they don't actually touch.

Is there a way to tell InD to quit trying to make sense of type specimens?
Commented on Wednesday, 1 December 2010 - 9:20pm

I turn on hyphenation, set the text strings as I want, then put a return wherever a hyphen shows up. It works for any point size used up to two lines of text for a single run of letters, after which the breaks get spotty.

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Typophile type size
Commented on Monday, 29 November 2010 - 10:21pm

It's looking a bit heavy/large to me too, I like 12px much better. Bump to 12.5 for a bit more size, maybe? The whole site would need to scale up with the type to keep the look working to my eyes at 13+ px—but then it'd all be too big... so you can't...