Typophile - Fractions
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enSuperscript/subscript/fractions & software to aid in design
http://typophile.com/node/120768
<p>I never finished any fonts until recently and so I never got to the stage of designing numbers before. While completing all the numeral sets I came to realize that the fractals require their very own set which is distinct from superscript/subscript. I guess I should have realized, and yet I was surprised at the amount of work required to complete all numeral sets.</p>
<p>I just saw the development of Lewis, a mathematical typeface from the TypeMedia 2014 course (<a href="http://typemedia2014.com/lewis" title="http://typemedia2014.com/lewis">http://typemedia2014.com/lewis</a>) and saw how the designer was working with scripts and software I'm not familiar with to aid him in the design process. One image shows a number for some kind of script style which is scaled by the typesetting system. This got me wondering if it's at all possible to use software to aid you in designing different numeral sets. Not just scaling, but also optical adjustments.</p>
<p>So now the first question I have is what kind of software you use to aid you in your design process. What kind of tools could I be using to speed up some parts of my design process and possibly get more consistent results? I don't know how one usually goes about designing numerals, but I first designed the lining figures and derived the other numeral sets from it. For the sup/sub and fractions I scaled the lining figures down and adjusted the numerals manually.</p>
<p>So then my second question is, how do you go about designing numerals anyway? Perhaps it's a lack of experience from my part, but I find them hard and tedious to do. Sometimes I wish I could focus solely on the letters and forget about all the other glyphs.</p>
http://typophile.com/node/120768#commentsFractionsnumeralssubscriptsuperscriptDesignhttp://typophile.com/crss/node/120768Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:50:15 +0000Martin Silvertant120768 at http://typophile.comHelp with OpenType fractions
http://typophile.com/node/119530
<p>If I generate an OTF font, and I have a glyph created for onehalf, will "1 slash 2" automatically be replaced by onehalf, or do I need to build a feature for it?</p>
<p>Tried building a feature, but an "aborting because of errors" error:</p>
<p><code><br />
feature frac {<br />
lookup frac1 {<br />
sub one slash 2 by onehalf;<br />
} frac1;<br />
lookup frac1;<br />
} frac;<br />
</code></p>
<p>Also, what is the easiest way to code for all "(number) slash (number)" to change into nut fractions? I'd like this to work up into the thousands (333/1028 for example). Creating a "sub" line of code for every possible fraction is obviously impractical.</p>
http://typophile.com/node/119530#commentsFractionsOpenTypeBuildhttp://typophile.com/crss/node/119530Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:53:55 +0000Deus Lux119530 at http://typophile.comOld Style Fractions
http://typophile.com/node/98249
<p>Hello,</p>
<p>I read in a book "Book Typography: A Designer's Manual" that fractions near old style figures should be minimized if they seem to large. </p>
<p>So I think: isn't it possible with OT features? </p>
<p>I could make additional sets of numerators and denominators - one.numr.osf etc. and fraction.osf that would be a little bit smaller to harmonize with lowercase glyphs.</p>
<p>Than some changes to the frac feature should be made.<br />
Here's my frac (auto-generated from Glyphs) :<br />
<code><br />
lookup FRAC {<br />
sub slash by fraction;<br />
} FRAC;<br />
lookup HOCH {<br />
sub [zero one two three four five six seven eight nine] by [zero.numr one.numr two.numr three.numr four.numr five.numr six.numr seven.numr eight.numr nine.numr];<br />
} HOCH;<br />
lookup TIEF {<br />
sub fraction [zero.numr one.numr two.numr three.numr four.numr five.numr six.numr seven.numr eight.numr nine.numr]' by [zero.dnom one.dnom two.dnom three.dnom four.dnom five.dnom six.dnom seven.dnom eight.dnom nine.dnom];<br />
sub [zero.dnom one.dnom two.dnom three.dnom four.dnom five.dnom six.dnom seven.dnom eight.dnom nine.dnom] [zero.numr one.numr two.numr three.numr four.numr five.numr six.numr seven.numr eight.numr nine.numr]' by [zero.dnom one.dnom two.dnom three.dnom four.dnom five.dnom six.dnom seven.dnom eight.dnom nine.dnom];<br />
} TIEF;<br />
</code></p>
<p>And my question is how to write such feature?</p>
<p>Thanks.</p>
http://typophile.com/node/98249#commentsfiguresFractionsGeneral Discussionsold stylehttp://typophile.com/crss/node/98249Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:15:05 +0000farmazone98249 at http://typophile.comHow do I script Swash letters, alternates etc.?
http://typophile.com/node/67359
<p>I've recently learned how to use Fontlab Studio 5, and I also learned how to script ligatures. But I noticed Illustrator for example has more buttons in the type tool section: Standard Ligatures, Contextual Ligatures, Discretionary Ligatures, Swash, Stylistic Alternates, Titling Alternates, Ordinals and Fractions.</p>
<p>So out of that list, I only know how to script the standard ligatures. Does anyone know how to script the others, or do you know a source to learn about it? Most font families contain all the ligatures and swash letters as seperate fonts rather than putting it into a single font (OpenType). Is there a reason for doing this?</p>
http://typophile.com/node/67359#commentsContextual LigaturesDiscretionary LigaturesfontlabFractionsOrdinalsscriptStandard LigaturesStylistic AlternatesswashTitling AlternatesBuildhttp://typophile.com/crss/node/67359Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:34:31 +0000Martin Silvertant67359 at http://typophile.com