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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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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
Comment by aphoria 25th March 2011
Comment by aphoria 25th March 2011
A few examples of the ligatures.

Comment by aphoria 25th March 2011
What a pretty!
(Please, look at the right feet of all the "A"s, it needs a little incorner angle, IMHO.)
Comment by elmoyenique 25th March 2011
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Likea” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 25th March 2011
Brilliant. Great use of ligatures to work around the current lack of kerning in FontStruct.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 25th March 2011
Holy cow!!! that is very impressive. The Design is great, and it's a nice solution for kerning
Comment by Michel Troy ~UrbanPixel~ (Upixel) 25th March 2011
Holy manual kerning, Batman! Verrry niiice. Love the negative arrows.

Your ATA ligature is by far my mostest favoritest lig.

Ever. ;-)
Comment by thalamic 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.
Comment by aphoria 25th March 2011
Wow! I Likea it!

Great idea, the ligatures. You get my applause.
Comment by Logan Thomason (xenophilius) 25th March 2011
@meek Thank you for the TP!
Comment by aphoria 25th March 2011
@Upixel Thank you.
Comment by aphoria 25th March 2011
@thalamic Thanks...Batman has always been my favorite superhero.

I thought you might like the ATA lig. :)
Comment by aphoria 25th March 2011
I owed it to you so much you taught me, Master!
Comment by elmoyenique 25th March 2011
"eYe" is tath I only have (here). Congrats once again, Maestro.
Comment by elmoyenique 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 ...)
Comment by elmoyenique 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.
Comment by elmoyenique 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.
Comment by aphoria 25th March 2011
Another amazing fontstruction. Great job!
Comment by LexKominek 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?
Comment by laynecom 26th March 2011
@LexKominek Thanks!
Comment by aphoria 27th March 2011
I likea Likea a lotea.
Greatea jobea.
10/10.
Comment by BanjoZebra 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?
Comment by aphoria 27th March 2011
I likea Likea a lotea.
Greatea jobea.
10/10.
Comment by BanjoZebra 27th March 2011
I agree with laynecom. So does Wikipedia lol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typographic_ligature
Comment by 3moDuDe 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.
Comment by djnippa 27th March 2011
oh boy, I didn't want to be pedantic...
Comment by laynecom 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.
Comment by funk_king 27th 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.
Comment by aphoria Today, 1:14 AM
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.
Comment by Tylo Today, 6:59 AM
@Tylo Thanks. That is the &.
Comment by aphoria Today, 1:13 PM
Very nice. Only thing I would change is the capital S. Doesn't quite look right. Other than that it's awesome!
Comment by Noah (winty5) 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.
Comment by aphoria 13th November 2012
I think maybe it should be more straight.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 13th November 2012
Sorry that my graphics editing program sucks.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 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.
Comment by aphoria 14th November 2012
How about curved likke the bottom and top of the S?
Comment by demonics 14th November 2012
*like
Comment by demonics 14th November 2012
Or maybe that should read, “likea the bottom and top” ;-)
Comment by demonics 14th November 2012
Yeah, I agree with Demonics.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 14th November 2012
I would also change the @,2,and the 5.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 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!
Comment by anonymous 14th November 2012
Comment by anonymous 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.
Comment by aphoria 14th November 2012
OK, I see what you mean. Your current S does look better.
Comment by demonics 14th November 2012
Beautiful! Now it is finally complete. Thanks hearing me out.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 17th November 2012
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!
Comment by 2012 Collaboration 14th February 2013

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