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Probably asked before, but
Commented on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 10:51pm

Well, I guess the first question would be why do you want any? Are you doing work for other people? In that case you'll want all four, because someone, sometime, will want to use it.

Or do you just want one for your own use? In that case, pick...

Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 2:29pm

Hey, I'm offering a model, not a roadmap. You're saying it's better if the font designer gets nothing? OK, no skin off my noise, I don't design fonts.

Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 5:55pm

Martin Silvertant:

Your questions seem to me to be put in the form of challenges. Not something I'm inclined to respond to. Secondly, when they are questions, it would take a book-length chapters to answer. Or so it seems to me, and an internet...

Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 2:59pm

Sorry, enough with the snide remarks. What I personally would like to see is the independents band together and offer a license that would compete, more or less, with Adobe. They would leave Monotype for the highrollers who want to sell madam a good...

Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 8:27pm

No, Hrant is known to look for my posts in order to try and annoy me.

The "enemy," when there is one, are people who consider the type an end in itself, any further work with it is incidental. For example, when I get in a book to design and...

Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 5:42pm

I blame that more on the lack of good DRM and the presence of piracy - it's done out of fear, not greed.

I suspect we don't agree on anything. I'm not much interested in fuel for arguments, which is what passes for...

Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 8:46pm

Martin Silvertant

I never answered your question about the difference between a typesetter (compositor) and designer. To me, it is a level of detail. The things a designer are best at are at a different level than the things a compositor is...

Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 10:43pm

I can certainly appreciate how that would help attract buyers with insufficient patience/desire to read and consider a EULA, but there's something lost in such homogeneity.

What's your model here? You're trying to sell...

Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 10:02pm

Hmmm. Seems I'm not alone. Or is this someone else?

http://www.ratemyteachers.com/hrant-papazian/1947186-t

Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 11:05pm

Oh, I don't know. I've taught too. Students do have an instinct about who's trying to help them. Papazian does seem to hunt people down just to attack them. Example: guy wants to do some text books, asks for help.

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Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 10:57am

For a user of type, it is very bad news. The "new" Monotype seems to just be in the business for the money. Without a further fee, FontFont allowed embedding of fonts in ebooks of various sorts, as long as the fonts were properly obfuscated. I imagine...

Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 11:41pm

I think you don't understand where 'Adobe only' decisions come from. They come from management, not (interior) designers. In case you hadn't noticed, book designers steal fonts. It's sort of OK in their view, after all, they're not actually setting...

Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 2:06pm

Quadibloc:

I don't believe you work in this industry. You just theorize, right? Usually I ignore your posts. (By the way, Monotype owns Bitstream... and Linotype... and a bunch of the others, and distribution channels. Go look it up before...

Monotype buys FontShop, FontFont and Erik's fonts.
Commented on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 4:55pm

What do you mean with book designer and typesetter though? Aren't they the same these days?

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Do you work in this industry? I do. As a typesetter.

"Bring out your dead"
Commented on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 11:11am

Monopolies aren't necessarily illegal, it's only if they engage in improper conduct that violates antitrust law.

It's been almost 60 years, but if I remember High School history, the presumption was that a Monopoly...

Scientific Typographic Studies, Research?
Commented on Monday, 14 July 2014 - 11:29pm

Having some scientific facts would be helpful as well rather than just what we all have learned and can instinctively all agree works best for legibility and readability?

The problem here is what gets included the terms...

Scientific Typographic Studies, Research?
Commented on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 11:47pm

Can't it, or hasn't it? It seems this one would be easy enough to test.

You think some of the creative sorts found here can't come up with a sans (or a serif) that's hard to read? Hell, even I can do that. If you grant...

Unicode question (U+0315)
Commented on Friday, 11 July 2014 - 2:46pm

The glottal stop, when so signaled using one fairly common orthography, uses the "raised comma," U+02BC. But remember, that's just one orthography. In Polynesian, the glottal stop is signaled with the turned comma, U+02BB, as in Hawai‘i. And in some...

Is there something wrong with this journal type?
Commented on Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 7:16pm

The overall effect of the spacing is not good. The first thing I would try would be to take the type size down a half a point. This in effect increases the leading, but it's not quite the same thing. Example: I recently tried spacing (kerning plus...

Is there something wrong with this journal type?
Commented on Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 8:24pm

Within certain limits, InDesign's optical spacing -- if I understand you aright -- is, in effect, like a multiple masters font with a width axis (for condensing/expanding). You can do things with such tools, but maybe different things than one might...

Redundant numeral glyphs
Commented on Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 8:22pm

With the caveat that I think Frode is right, no. You write the lnum and onum GSUB code. As long as everything is in the default number style, it should work. But why not own a copy of, say, InDesign and MS Word, so you can check such things out?

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Modern typefaces with global character sets
Commented on Friday, 27 June 2014 - 4:34pm

You don't consider the African languages tricky? IMO, support for CJK is far easier to find, especially since not all characters needed for many African languages have single Unicode codepoints assigned -- they require Latin characters plus the...

Modern typefaces with global character sets
Commented on Friday, 27 June 2014 - 11:12pm

Yes, many African languages are Latin based. Some are based on Arabic, and I'd imagine the support there is greater, but I do not know for sure.

Within the so-called (African) Latin-based writing systems, the alphabets of...

Lato revisited (version 2.0)
Commented on Friday, 20 June 2014 - 1:19pm

Apache license offers only one thing over and above the OFL license: You can take a free-for-the-world product that has thousands of hours of donated time put in by someone else, add a few hours our your own time, and create a product you can sell. Of...

Avenir, Antique Olive, Minion Pro and ITC Zapf Dingbats
Commented on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 11:08pm

Better to buy from Adobe. If there are any differences in the licenses, the Adobe license will be in your favor. At this late date, it won't help you with modification (for that, the purchase had to be before August 8, 2011), but might with font...