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All of the curves are "real" curves using the curved bricks.
Using 2x2 filters,
- The x-height is 8 grid squares.
- The cap height is is 11 grid sqaures.
- The descender height is 3 grid squares.
- The widths vary, but for reference, the lowercase o is 9 grid squares wide.
I also included many ligatures. They are stored in the Extended Latin A character set.
There are ligatures for the following combinations:
A few examples of the ligatures.
What a pretty!
(Please, look at the right feet of all the "A"s, it needs a little incorner angle, IMHO.)
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Brilliant. Great use of ligatures to work around the current lack of kerning in FontStruct.
Holy cow!!! that is very impressive. The Design is great, and it's a nice solution for kerning
Holy manual kerning, Batman! Verrry niiice. Love the negative arrows.
Your ATA ligature is by far my mostest favoritest lig.
@elmoyenique Thank you. What great eyes you have, I did miss that little curve on the inside of the right leg of all the A's. They are fixed now, but I did not update the samples.
Wow! I Likea it!
Great idea, the ligatures. You get my applause.
@meek Thank you for the TP!
@Upixel Thank you.
@thalamic Thanks...Batman has always been my favorite superhero.
I thought you might like the ATA lig. :)
I owed it to you so much you taught me, Master!
"eYe" is tath I only have (here). Congrats once again, Maestro.
Bad translation, I beg your pardon. I want said: Congrats once again, Maestro! :P
(I'm working with the Gg Trad and it's ...)
Now when I need it, is when I see it is a problem for me not having learned English when I could do in my youth. Excuse me this trouble, please.
@elmoyenique Don't worry about your English...I can figure most of it out. :)
And, you are way better with English than I am with any other language.
Another amazing fontstruction. Great job!
Aphoria, how come I did not come up with the ligatures idea :-)
Incredible work, not only because of the ligatures but also as such.
I don't want to be a smart ass but I thought that ligatures are only those combined characters that are really connected. Anyone here a typophile expert?
I likea Likea a lotea.
@laynecom Thanks. My understanding is that ligatures are glyphs that combine two or more characters, usually to address kerning issues.
But, I could be wrong...what do others say?
I agree with laynecom. So does Wikipedia lol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typographic_ligature
My understanding of a Ligature in Font Design is a special character that combines two (or more) letters into a single character. Type designers create ligatures because they look better than setting the same character combination's individually, and also to solve the problem of characters that “crash” into each other when next to each other.
Then there are decorative ligatures, which are mainly used to lend a hand in the fonts uniqueness. Examples here. http://www.itcfonts.com/Ulc/2911/Ligatures.htm
So I think because of Fontstruct kerning restrictions that Aphoria's are ligatures, but normally they'd be called OpenType features.
oh boy, I didn't want to be pedantic...
whatever you call it, it's genius. a very elegant solution to a nagging problem. and the font is outstanding too. i'm sure this will serve as a prototype for others until advanced kerning is implemented here. you make it look too easy which belies the exception technique you employ. very nice.
@BanjoZebra Thank you!
@djnippa Thanks for the info.
@laynecome No, it's good point...made me research some more. Perhaps kerning pairs (groups?) would be a better term? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerning
@funk_king Thank you for the compliments.
A very good work and it has got beautiful stuff in it. e.g. I love the question mark.
What’s the 'E' after the '$'? Thought it was '€' but it isn’t.
@Tylo Thanks. That is the &.
Very nice. Only thing I would change is the capital S. Doesn't quite look right. Other than that it's awesome!
@winty5 Thank you.
Do you have any suggestions for the S? I think it fits quite nicely...plus, there aren't a lot of options given the relatively small grid size I used.
I think maybe it should be more straight.
Sorry that my graphics editing program sucks.
I considered something like that, but I think it makes the middle bar too heavy.
Thanks for taking the time to respond...I always appreciate that.
How about curved likke the bottom and top of the S?
Or maybe that should read, “likea the bottom and top” ;-)
Yeah, I agree with Demonics.
I would also change the @,2,and the 5.
@winty5 I actually like the S with the bend in it. Not to put you down or anything, the S you suggested would look good too, but I personally like the S as it is. My personal opinion!
@winty5 I'm assuming you meant something like this. The middle bar is just to thick to my eye.
That back slanting middle bar on the S, s, 2, 5, and $ is one of my favorite features of this font.
OK, I see what you mean. Your current S does look better.
Beautiful! Now it is finally complete. Thanks hearing me out.
In Dutch that sort of "ligatures" are called "ligaments". I don't know if it's that in English.
By the way, nice font! I LOVE the S!
A subtle, inline, blackletter design. Attractive and eminently usable.
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