Unique characters

Natalie B's picture

Hello

I'm creating font for the first time and I need some help.

I'm using Fontlab. I need to add in some unique characters, but I'm not sure how to do it! The client wants to be able to write Mr normally, Mr with a small r, and Mr with a small r and " underneath the r! At first I thought ligatures but I'm not sure that they would then be able to write Mr normally or with Superscript?

Also Fontlab doesn't seem to have a pound sign!?

If anyone could help that would be great and if anyone wants to take the job off of me that would be awesome!

thanks a lot!!

Andreas Stötzner's picture

…a pound sign!?

Natalie,
in the middle top of Fontlab’s font window there are a few buttons to click on and just left to that is a popup menu to choose options from. I suggest you making yourself a little familiar with these.

twardoch's picture

Natalie,

if it's for Microsoft Word, you could use stylistic sets features (ss01, ss02) to turn on the different ligatures. You could go with something like that (provided that M_r.ss01 is the one variant and M_r.ss02 is the other):

feature ss01 {
sub M r by M_r.ss01;
} ss01;
feature ss02 {
sub M r by M_r.ss02;
} ss02;
feature dlig {
sub M r from M_r.ss01;
} dlig;
feature salt {
sub M r from M_r.ss02;
} salt;

Preferably, you might want to use some contextual substitutions so you don't have situations where "Stanley" would be written with a superscript "t". So perhaps:

feature ss01 {
sub M' r' [space period] by M_r.ss01;
} ss01;
feature ss02 {
sub M' r' [space period] by M_r.ss02;
} ss02;
feature dlig {
sub M' r' [space period] from M_r.ss01;
} dlig;
feature salt {
sub M' r' [space period] from M_r.ss02;
} salt;

Regards,
Adam

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