Re: new font creator
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 11, 2004, 12:32|
At 23:23 9.1.2004, michael poxon wrote:
>I did it in 2 days. As a former teacher of calligraphy, I wanted it to look
>as though the characters were written with a pen, but this is not as
>practicable as I thought, as the 'thins' don't show up so well on screen! So
>the newer version I'm working on at the moment has less difference between
>the thick and thin lines.
Yes, that's right. In an electronic font the thins
must be thicker. I usually make them 1/3 or 1/4 of
the thicks, depending on at how small sizes I want them
to be visible. It helps to open an existing calligraphic
font and inspect how it was made.
B.Philip Jonsson mailto:melrochX@melroch.se (delete X)
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> I intend to put a chart of all the Omeina
>characters online. There are about 80 separate characters in the syllabary,
>including diacritics for geminate consonants, sonant affection and so on.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "And Rosta" <a.rosta@...>
>Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 6:52 PM
>Subject: Re: new font creator
> > From: michael poxon <m.poxon@...>
> > > Take a look at the improved Omeina script at
> > > http://freespace.virgin.net/m.poxon/omeina/start.htm
> > > It was done with version 4.1 of High-Logic's Font
> > > Creator, which is much easier to use than the
> > > earlier versions. A few characters in the syllabary
> > > need a little more polishing, but the results are
> > > quite good so far.
> > I take it you mean the characters at the top of the
> > page. Wow -- *very* good looking. How much time and
> > skill did it require?
> > --And.
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