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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.
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Mon, 21st February, 3:07 PM 2011
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Fri, 25th March, 4:54 PM 2011
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aphoria
aphoria Fri, 25th March, 2011

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:
- AV
- AVA
- AVAT
- AW
- AWA
- AWAT
- AY
- AYA
- AYAT
- VA
- VAT
- WA
- WAT
- YA
- YAT
- AT
- ATA
- TA
- TAT
- At
- Au
- Av
- Aw
- Ay
- Va
- Ve
- Vi
- Vo
- Vu
- Wa
- We
- Wi
- Wo
- Wr
- Wu
- Ya
- Ye
- Yi
- Yo
- Yu
- au
- av
- aw
- ay
- du
- dy
- hu
- gh
- gl
- it
- iv
- lp
- lu
- ly
- mp
- mu
- my
- nu
- nt
- ny


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 25th March, 2011


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 25th March, 2011

A few examples of the ligatures.

A few examples of the ligatures.
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elmoyenique
elmoyenique Fri, 25th March, 2011

What a pretty!
(Please, look at the right feet of all the "A"s, it needs a little incorner angle, IMHO.)


meek
meek Fri, 25th March, 2011

Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Likea” is now a Top Pick.


meek
meek Fri, 25th March, 2011

Brilliant. Great use of ligatures to work around the current lack of kerning in FontStruct.


Upixel
Upixel Fri, 25th March, 2011

Holy cow!!! that is very impressive. The Design is great, and it's a nice solution for kerning


thalamic
thalamic Fri, 25th March, 2011

Holy manual kerning, Batman! Verrry niiice. Love the negative arrows.

Your ATA ligature is by far my mostest favoritest lig.

Ever. ;-)


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 25th March, 2011

@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.


xenophilius
xenophilius Fri, 25th March, 2011

Wow! I Likea it!

Great idea, the ligatures. You get my applause.


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 25th March, 2011

@meek Thank you for the TP!


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 25th March, 2011

@Upixel Thank you.


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 25th March, 2011

@thalamic Thanks...Batman has always been my favorite superhero.

I thought you might like the ATA lig. :)


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Fri, 25th March, 2011

I owed it to you so much you taught me, Master!


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Fri, 25th March, 2011

"eYe" is tath I only have (here). Congrats once again, Maestro.


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Fri, 25th March, 2011

Bad translation, I beg your pardon. I want said: Congrats once again, Maestro! :P
(I'm working with the Gg Trad and it's ...)


elmoyenique
elmoyenique Fri, 25th March, 2011

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.


aphoria
aphoria Fri, 25th March, 2011

@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.


LexKominek
LexKominek Sat, 26th March, 2011

Another amazing fontstruction. Great job!


laynecom
laynecom Sat, 26th March, 2011

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?


aphoria
aphoria Sun, 27th March, 2011

@LexKominek Thanks!


BanjoZebra
BanjoZebra Sun, 27th March, 2011

I likea Likea a lotea.
Greatea jobea.
10/10.


aphoria
aphoria Sun, 27th March, 2011

@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?


BanjoZebra
BanjoZebra Sun, 27th March, 2011

I likea Likea a lotea.
Greatea jobea.
10/10.


3moDuDe
3moDuDe Sun, 27th March, 2011

I agree with laynecom. So does Wikipedia lol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typographic_ligature


djnippa
djnippa Sun, 27th March, 2011

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.


laynecom
laynecom Sun, 27th March, 2011

oh boy, I didn't want to be pedantic...


funk_king
funk_king Sun, 27th March, 2011

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.


aphoria
aphoria Mon, 28th March, 2011

@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.


Tylo
Tylo Mon, 28th March, 2011

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.


aphoria
aphoria Mon, 28th March, 2011

@Tylo Thanks. That is the &.


winty5
winty5 Tue, 13th November, 2012

Very nice. Only thing I would change is the capital S. Doesn't quite look right. Other than that it's awesome!


aphoria
aphoria Tue, 13th November, 2012

@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.


winty5
winty5 Tue, 13th November, 2012

I think maybe it should be more straight.

I think maybe it should be more straight.

winty5
winty5 Wed, 14th November, 2012

Sorry that my graphics editing program sucks.


aphoria
aphoria Wed, 14th November, 2012

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.


demonics
demonics Wed, 14th November, 2012

How about curved likke the bottom and top of the S?


demonics
demonics Wed, 14th November, 2012

*like


demonics
demonics Wed, 14th November, 2012

Or maybe that should read, “likea the bottom and top” ;-)


winty5
winty5 Wed, 14th November, 2012

Yeah, I agree with Demonics.


winty5
winty5 Wed, 14th November, 2012

I would also change the @,2,and the 5.


anonymous
Wed, 14th November, 2012

@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!


anonymous
Wed, 14th November, 2012


aphoria
aphoria Wed, 14th November, 2012

@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.

<b>@winty5</b> I'm assuming you meant something like this. The middle bar is just to thick to my eye.
<br/>
<br/>That back slanting middle bar on the S, s, 2, 5, and $ is one of my favorite features of this font.

demonics
demonics Wed, 14th November, 2012

OK, I see what you mean. Your current S does look better.


winty5
winty5 Sat, 17th November, 2012

Beautiful! Now it is finally complete. Thanks hearing me out.


2012 Collaboration
2012 Collaboration Thu, 14th February, 2013

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!