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Robofab generateGlyph ?
Commented on Thursday, 23 April 2009 - 8:34pm

If you use standard names, you shouldn't even need a script. In the "Generate glyphs" dialog, you can just paste glyph names or link to a text file with the names of the glyphs you want to generate. I'm actually not really sure why people bother to...

Design your Bag @ www.commontotes.com. Win US$300
Commented on Sunday, 19 April 2009 - 12:41pm

James, you should add that your message is now the standard greeting for first time posters on Typophile. You know, so people don't get confused.

Toronto Typophiles meet
Commented on Sunday, 19 April 2009 - 2:48pm

How would Sunday, May 17 work?

Toronto Typophiles meet
Commented on Friday, 1 May 2009 - 12:04am

I was thinking of getting together either mid-afternoon, around 2:30pm, or in the evening around 8. Which do you prefer?

Also, how does Pauper's sound as a place to meet? Please offer suggestions if you know a better place.

@Patrick: I...

Toronto Typophiles meet
Commented on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 8:10pm

I suggest the following time and place:

Sunday, May 17
7:30 p.m.
Pauper's Pub,...

Toronto Typophiles meet
Commented on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 8:26pm

Paul, if Ray's in Toronto, you should get him to come to Paupers. He's originally from Winnipeg as well.

What day is that exhibit?

Body Copy for Din
Commented on Monday, 20 April 2009 - 10:27pm

I'm not sure if, say, Cambria would go with with FF DIN Bold Condensed (I haven't FF DIN), but I think it goes with DIN 1451 well enough. (Although I will not use these fonts in my actual EULA; I'll rather use my own.)

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Body Copy for Din
Commented on Saturday, 18 April 2009 - 10:24pm

Squarish serifs that would look good with DIN:

Cambria (available at no cost from MS)
Walburn...

Any 3B2 users...?
Commented on Wednesday, 15 April 2009 - 6:46pm

Slightly off topic, but I noticed that the document info on the PDFs that promote their software say they're created with InDesign:

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NEGATIVE SPACE - Letter Spacing.
Commented on Wednesday, 15 April 2009 - 1:27pm

G Noordzij's LetterLetter contains some articles about pos-neg space relations...

Font for new eco, green-focused magazine
Commented on Monday, 13 April 2009 - 5:59pm

eco-font, if you only need one style!

Please help choose body/heading fonts for a thesis paper
Commented on Sunday, 12 April 2009 - 11:30pm

Since you're running a Word Processor with limited typographical capabilities, my suggestion would be to use a typeface that doesn't require ligatures. Also, since theses are usually required to be set at twelve points with ungainly wide textblocks,...

Please help choose body/heading fonts for a thesis paper
Commented on Monday, 13 April 2009 - 12:19pm

>> Would simply substituting all the ligatures in OOo get a half decent result?
Unfortunatley, no. In OOo you still can't use proper superscript numerals for footnotes, and the hyphenation and justification in Open Office is poor, to name...

Size-specific adjustments to type designs: An investigation of the principles guiding the design of optical sizes
Commented on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 10:56pm

This look like it will be a fantastic read. I can't wait to buy a copy!

Video - Hitler Subtitler gets a cheap font CD
Commented on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 11:14pm

Simon, I nearly busted a gut laughing at that. Extremely funny. Thanks for sharing it!

The last character set in small caps, kerning question
Commented on Sunday, 5 April 2009 - 11:24pm

In InDesign CS3 I don't believe there is any way to automate this with character styles, and I don't think CS4 would offer any solutions either. If you're concerned about adjacent punctuation (parentheses and the like) being asymmetrical, and if your...

The last character set in small caps, kerning question
Commented on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 10:52pm

For all the great features of InDesign, there are also many missing ones. For example, the one mentioned in this...

Mercury
Commented on Friday, 27 March 2009 - 2:30am

Carter&Cone has been "working on our website" for like ten or more years. What better way to advertise the awesomeness of a brand than to have a website which more or less says "we're too good for a website".

Back on topic, I liscenced BT...

Program for client to arrange pagination
Commented on Thursday, 26 March 2009 - 12:53am

Like it or not, you can also do this very easily in PowerPoint, which allows you a variety of ways of looking at page thumbnails.

For the magazine layouts at work we have sheets of paper with post-it notes citing article titles. These are in...

If Fred Smeijers was a typeface...
Commented on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 - 10:23pm

It seems almost like the stems were spaced as if they were seriffed. Given the stated objective of the design, this might not be far off. In his Quadraat, for example, the vertical stems are spaced with a distance nearly equal to the counter widths. A...

Presentational Drawing Class
Commented on Monday, 23 March 2009 - 11:51am

David, I hope you have a high res version of that. I want to make it into a poster so I can study and admire it. Who needs classes with examples like this? Go and do likewise.

Time and (double) space
Commented on Monday, 23 March 2009 - 6:09pm

I'm so used to reading all lowercase online—on websites and in emails—that I'm now getting used to it myself. However, I think most people don't do it as an artistic statement, but out of laziness: no need to hit the shift key and the letter...

Time and (double) space
Commented on Sunday, 22 March 2009 - 2:01am

One good reason against using a longer sentence space is obviously to produce an even color in the textblock. But most young students, even today, are taught by their teachers to double the word space--as if the period and following capital letter...

Time and (double) space
Commented on Monday, 23 March 2009 - 6:24pm

How did you accomplish the longer sentence space automatically, bb?

Time and (double) space
Commented on Monday, 23 March 2009 - 12:32am

@guifa Abbreviations aren't usually a source of confusion in these cases. However, if the text were like this: "Just then I went to talk with the Dr. Roberts was waiting outside. So I had to make it quick ..." the reader would definitely be confused...