I mixed two good things: first, the fabulous Interpolate Nudge module from Christian Robertson and by the other hand, DialogKit from Tal Leming, the result is a very simple tool that for me is very useful. I share this with you, maybe it could be useful for someone else... Please, feel free to use it!
The script is provided as is (Free and without warranties, support, etc...)
Donwload the last version from: http://www.emtype.net/tools_01.php
*Please note that I am not very skilled in programming,
maybe this can be done more efficiently...
I recently completed a failed font experiment, and, although I don't know if it's of any interest to anyone, I thought I'd share it anyway. If my wasted time fuels someone else's creative endeavors, then it wasn't entirely wasted.
The concept was weighting glyphs in a font based on their frequency of use in a given text canon. So, for example, my plan was to have a Shakespeare version of the font, a Brontë version of the font, etc. The less frequently a character is used in the canon, the darker the character would be in the font.
In any case, a more detailed writeup that includes python scripts and examples can be read here.
I'm relatively new to FontForge after I got some experience with FontLab Studio and so far I like it (especially going open source).
While testing a design I noticed that creating OTF fonts for testing in InDesign can be a tedious task. In FontLab I was used to a script that automatically created a copy of the file, removed overlaps and prompted the export dialog. So exporting OTF for testing was done in one click.
I bet there is something similar in the FontForge world, but I couldn't find anything...
How do you "quick export" test OTFs in FontForge?
Having a problem with the default 3d Extrude script in fontlab. IT generate the shadow a little bit offset witch make it look missdesign. I'm sure it was report many time. But is somebody have a better python script or a workaround ?
Hey, I was wondering if anyone could help me with a python script. I'm making a script font, and would like to substitute out the final glyph in each word (with one that has a finishing flourish).
I remember seeing something like that here before, but I can't find it now :(
I've been having trouble getting Robofab to work in Glyphs and even after installing it fresh from the latest source, I don't actually see a Python 2.7 folder in my Library, only 2.3 - 2.6 . . .
I suspect this conversation has already taken place somewhere on the forums but darned if I can find it . . . Any direction is appreciated!
Thanks in advance all,
In the thread http://typophile.com/node/103643, a question was raised that can be reformulated as follows: "how can one build the latin small letter alpha?", which is uni0251 (in the IPA extensions). Even with a serif font, its lower part appears to be that of a d and its upper part that of a q. My question here is how to do that programmatically.
The intent, in the tread above, was to get the corresponding glyph for the Roboto fonts. The question is interesting because with Roboto, in all fonts, the d and the q have the same number of truetype points, and they are numbered similarly. In order to get the "latin small letter alpha" in the middle below, I took a d and then moved the points 6, 7 and 8 at the coordinates they have in the letter q.
I could in fact do that editing (with a script) the ttx files. I found no way to do it (programmatically) with FontForge. I can only get a copy of the contours, the modifications are not reflected in the font. I found no way to access those points in the font tools. How can you do that (programmatically, I mean) with your professional tools (even if it is not really worth the trouble for this particular example). Is that easy to do with Glyphs?