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Who is actively working with the type design tool Glyphs from Georg Seifert, instead of Fontlab? I am interested to hear about your experiences. http://www.glyphsapp.com
So I really would like to know what those special glyphs inside of Bello's glyph-set are called? So for example the glyphs that say "the" or "and" or "the end" etc.
I know these are part of a glyph set but I'm wondering is there any particular terminology for these types of glyphs? If so what are they called?
Also, does anyone know of any good typefaces that have these as part of their glyph set? Or any typefaces that are simply word based as opposed to letter based?
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I'm having an issue with ExtraBold weight, which is the last one in row I kerned for an font family.
Beside it, there is Light, Regular, SemiBold, Bold and ExtraBold.
All weights have same UPM, same values for ascender, descender, Caps height, x-height... everything is same in all weights from field Font Info > Metrics and Dimensions!
For some reason unknown to me (this happens the first time), ExtraBold is displayed like it's done in ~1500 UPM, bigger, with top part of glyphs cut off. While other weights look normally, as it should!
When I install ExtraBold and try it in Illustrator, Photoshop, Word... it matches with the rest of weights, so no any visual difference (in height, position or anything like that).
Does anyone know what might be the reason for this?
Still kind of new here so please excuse my amateur questions. But there's a couple things I'm wanting to do.
We do a lot of engraving on a router where I work. And this is mainly just me being curious. Is there a way in FontLab or anything other building tool, to design a single line typeface, so that it keeps the same stroke width through different point sizes?
For example, at 72pt, the typeface will appear thin, but when dropped down the say 6-8pt, the typeface will appear heavier. What I would like to do be able to do is start designing a font family for different size engraving bits, as well as Regular, Condensed, Expanded variants.
I make hand-drawn typefaces using an Illustrator to FontLab workflow like this:
2. Vectorize in Illustrator [using ImageTrace in AI CS6].
3. Copy and paste individual glyphs into FontLab.
I used to be satisfied with this workflow, but now that I'm making more fonts, I really want the ability to import multiple characters/glyphs at once, so that I don't have to go back and forth copying and pasting over a hundred times per typeface. All of my characters start out together in a single AI file. Is there any way to get them into FontLab (or Glyphs) all at once as separate glyphs?
Noticed there is a new edition of the manual for venerable font editor Glyphs. Download via
BTW It looks very nice and is clear and concise — a model for software manuals.
Hi, I am new here, and I am already searching for a very particular font:
The features I need are:
- narrow/condensed (width similar to Myriad Pro Bold Condensed one): I have to put long texts in small areas
- square or 45° angles
- contains all the glyphs I need (listed at the end of the message)
I have to put an overlay that simulates a LCD pattern (pixels), so I need a font with strong angles, 0, 45, 90, to avoid
annoying antialiasing glitches.
Do you think such a font exhists?
I am very brand new to this.
I really wish to create a PROPER Yiddish font, since I
type a whole lot in that language.
I won't go into details now.
I am trying to use Font Creator to make the font.
But I have a whole lot of problems.
I want to use the font with Microsoft Word
I need a lot of help, especially with the left to right - right to left problem.
I have no trouble creating the glyphs I need. They are based on a simple
Hebrew font with about 10-15 additional glyphs, which are used only
I do not need any Latin characters, but I want to be able to use both
upper case and lower case to create the needed new glyphs
If you think you can help me,
I would VERY MUCH
This is basically a question of, "What do you wish could be automated in font production?"
Sometimes a surprise, sometimes as expected – MeM is an interactive type system with a wide range of individual personalities.
The eccentric experimental type system created by Elena Schädel and Jakob Runge in 2012. It produces many personalities, each individual and emotive. You will never know which of the alternating letters is going to occur next. Basically, at the heart of it all is MeM: four different weights and letter shapes melded together into one powerful font and shuffled with the sleek usability of OpenType.
I am quite new to the process of creating a font so please bear with the supreme beginner-like questions about to be asked. I have 2 core issues, one of which pertains to display resolution and rendering (and the specs needed to build the font to the appropriate scale):
Glyph definition in relation to unicode standards
Pixel perfect glyphs for certain pixel scales
I was wondering how one goes about modifying glyphs of the Amharic script to a specific distressed/display style, so it's still understandable to people reading it? I need to make an Ethiopian version of a custom designed latin logotype and would like the Amharic letterforms to retain the look.
Original latin logo:
A quick Amharic version:
Original Amharic script font:
I conducting an abbreviation research to see what is best for my production rate regarding glyph names.
Small Caps [smcp]
Alternative Small Caps [????]
Petite Caps [pcap]
Alternative Petite Caps [????]
Standard Numeral Caps? (cant’t find a better word for it) [????]
Alternative Standard Numeral Caps [????]
What I need is basically a system that makes it easy to add new forms (swash, small caps, old style numerals etc.) with consistent four-letter suffix? So that I can keep true to it.
(I hate to write for example “one.onum_tnum” or “oneonum.tnum” . . .)
If a smart standard exist (that is shared by some developers) -- it would be perfect!
I'm working on my first font, please share some advices about the progress of my neohumanist sanserif. Thanks
My font was exporting with a weird order so I tried to reorder first using sort glyphs then using index mode.
After saving my encoding, I exported my font and now when I type "A" another symbol comes up. This with every glyph in the font.
Any thoughts on how to fix it?
I am trying to find some glyphs like that in this image. (Under "location" and under "maine")
Can anyone identify (or recommend) a similar font? Thanks!
Is there any way in Font Lab to create glyph specific metrics? For instance, when a capital Y is next to a Capital A I would like to have the Y snuggle up real close with the A, but when the Y is next to a T I don't want it to overlap nearly as much.
has a nice glyphs where lower case letters sit in the space just above the upper case L's arm. Is there a name for that sort of thing? Are there other typefaces with this kind of glyph built in?
hopefully something chalk full of glyphs as well :)
I want to learn and understand how to use ligatures and glyphs better.
Does anyone know of a helpful book, a guide or an article?
Thanks for the help!
I ran into a problem today. Currently working on my first font in FontLab, I wondered if there is a method to add for instance all ISO-Latin-3 glyphs (just the empty glyph cells) to a font without generating hundreds of glyphs one by one. I searched the manual but found nothing. Fontlab.com FAQ reffers to a page taken down in 2008 for this problem.
Sorry for asking such a basic question. I hope someone can help me with this. :)
Thank you in advance.
PS: I hope I put this into the right section of the forum. If not sorry for that.