Uptake

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by aphoria
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Special thanks to thalamic for reviewing and giving me suggestions for improvements. A modernish sans on a fairly small grid. The x-height is 7 grid squares, the cap height is 9 grid squares, and the ascenders & descenders on the lowercase go to 10 grid squares. All natural curves, mainly using the macaroni bricks.
Info Created on 15th December 2011 . Last edited on 10th May 2013.
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Comment by aphoria 23rd December 2011
Comment by aphoria 23rd December 2011
Comment by aphoria 23rd December 2011
Very distinctive, one of your best. Lovin' the 'a' and 'A'.
Comment by djnippa 23rd December 2011
Perfectly done. 10/10
Comment by riccard0 23rd December 2011
Nice :) Definite 10/10 - good job!
Comment by thezenmaster1000 23rd December 2011
Hi aphoria,
What a beautiful fontStruction! Maybe »m« & »w« are a bit to wide? I like the lovely »&«!
Comment by beate 23rd December 2011
@djnippa Thanks! The a is my favorite and is the letter that started the whole set.

@riccard0 and @thezenmaster1000 Thank you for the compliments.

@beate Thank you so much. I will try a couple alternates for those soon and post a pic.
Comment by aphoria Today, 1:19 AM
Wow! Great and beautiful font, very elegant and distinctive. Well done! 10/10.
Comment by elmoyenique Today, 6:18 AM
You certainly cook up a mean macaroni :)
Beautifully done and full of character (no pun intended ... honestly)
Comment by p2pnut Today, 1:49 PM
PS: I forgot to mention the much deserved 10/10
Comment by p2pnut Today, 1:50 PM
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Uptake” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) Today, 5:45 PM
Great work. Many beautiful glyphs. Some letters with rounded bottom (C,G,U,W,a,b,c,d,e,t,u,w) seem to float above the base line. I don't think you could do anything about it at this small grid. I'm certain, you've noticed it yourself. (Ignore the last three sentences.) 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 24th December 2011
@elmoyenique and @p2pnut Thank you for the compliments and high votes.

@Frodo7 Thank you. You are right about the floating letters, but there isn't much to be done about it on such a tight grid. Thanks for the vote!
Comment by aphoria 25th December 2011
@meek Thank you for the TP!
Comment by aphoria 25th December 2011
Only one thing:
The Simpler, The Better )))
10/10. Awesome work.
Comment by architaraz 25th December 2011
@architaraz Thank you!
Comment by aphoria 27th December 2011
This turned out nice. I love the tilde.
(PS: You're welcome.)
Comment by thalamic 3rd January 2012
One of your best fonts. Clean, simple, and beautiful. Great no-frills, no-nonsense sans serif. 10/10
Comment by Noah (winty5) Today, 5:04 PM
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Uptake” is now a current Featured FontStruction.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 10th December 2012
That's so awesome.

Thank you meek!
Comment by aphoria 10th December 2012
this font has the same power of archetyp. compliments
Comment by ricciofont 11th December 2012
Love it! I just would like it that you include a non-double decker lowercase a.
Comment by Wolf Lambert 17th December 2012
@Wolf Lambert Thanks!

I added two alternates for the lowercase 'a'.

The two alternates can be found on the © (copyright symbol) and ® (registered symbol) characters.
Comment by aphoria 17th December 2012
@aphoria Many thanks! This font's one of my favorites now :D
Comment by Wolf Lambert 17th December 2012
@Wolf Lambert I went ahead and created a whole set of alternates. Check out Uptake Alternates.
Comment by aphoria 17th December 2012
very good. clean, simple and originally aphoria-ic. 10/10
Comment by laynecom 17th December 2012
@aphoria Nice, thank you!
Comment by Wolf Lambert 18th December 2012
This is just, WOW. I want to be like you. Like a pro.
Comment by minidonut 23rd December 2012
This is cool. I'm using on my website. (non-commercial)
10 / 10 . .
\_/
Comment by Foo Bar ( ibirover) 26th December 2012
@laynecom Thank you!

@minidonut lol...thank you too. I'm just a novice though. :)

@ibirover Thank you and cool about using it on your website. Can you post a link? I'd love to see it in use.
Comment by aphoria 27th December 2012
Sorry, but my website isn't done yet, and i'm having some technical difficulties getting the browser to recognize it. Probably has something to do with the permissions on it.
Comment by Foo Bar ( ibirover) 3rd January 2013
According to Internet Explorer, the permission on the font must be "Embeddable", but according to Windows, this is set to "Preview/Print". Is there a way to change this, maybe create a private clone with different permissions?
Comment by Foo Bar ( ibirover) 3rd January 2013
I don't think there is any way to do that within Fontstruct.

There are probably tools to make a truetype font embeddable, but I've never done it.
Comment by aphoria 3rd January 2013
Maybe something like this?

http://ttf2eot.sebastiankippe.com/
Comment by aphoria 3rd January 2013
Thanks, it might help.
Comment by Foo Bar ( ibirover) 3rd January 2013
@Font's addict What?
Comment by aphoria 4th January 2013
In French that means gentle. Probably just a spammer.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 4th January 2013
@winty5 Thanks for the translation.

I figured it was a spammer, but thought I'd give him a chance to respond. Looking at his profile, it was created today and that was the first comment made.

I've hidden it.
Comment by aphoria 4th January 2013
Hmmm...weird.
Comment by Noah (winty5) 4th January 2013
Nope. I tried it, it still doesn't work.
Comment by Foo Bar ( ibirover) 5th January 2013
Never mind, I got it!
Comment by Foo Bar ( ibirover) 5th January 2013
@bedo

I'm using 2x2 filters and several composite and stacked bricks.

Comment by aphoria Today, 5:38 PM
Excellent font, though you should add accented characters.
Comment by LoLMan321 17th February 2013
@LolMan321 I added a bunch of accented characters, the 'fi' and 'fl' ligatures, the 1/2, 1/4, and 3/4 fractions, the 2 and 3 superscripts, and probably a couple others.

If you need anything else, just ask. :)
Comment by aphoria 20th February 2013
Nice font.
Comment by Svetoslav Atanasov (Pswitch) 27th March 2013
Good Job! It's a good font that actually shows up well when you use it and looking at the picture above isn't actually super complicated.
Comment by Kradrling 28th March 2013
Thanks. Yes, this font isn't overly complicated. The main features are the small grid size, composite angles (mostly 1:4, if I remember correctly), and some stacking.
Comment by aphoria 28th March 2013
Very nice design! One comment: I have downloaded it, and I think that á (a with accute accent) and à (a with grave accent) should switch positions, (the rest of the accented vowels seem OK). Thanks!
Comment by hgps 9th April 2013
@hgps Thank you! And good catch on the á and à. I have corrected them.
Comment by aphoria 9th April 2013
How to set my avatar to the old grey question mark? I really want this!
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 22nd April 2013
But not from your font, not serif.
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 22nd April 2013
@Groszak Are you just asking how to change your avatar?

Hold your mouse cursor over the My Fontstruct tab near the top of the page and then click Profile.
Comment by aphoria 22nd April 2013
I think Grozak was asking how to get the old default avatar back, not the new colourful ones.

Grozak, I'd ask Support about it. Click the Support tab at the top of the page. We also have an unofficial forum that you can use.
Comment by demonics 22nd April 2013
Sorry, misspelled "Groszak!" Whoops!
Comment by demonics 22nd April 2013
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Comment by harperal 9th May 2013
you can post avatar image
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 9th May 2013
@Groszak: Here's the image:
Comment by ETHproductions 9th May 2013
i want to clone
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 9th May 2013
no, i hate this. post other.
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 9th May 2013
?
Comment by aphoria 9th May 2013
please change license to allow clones
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 9th May 2013
@Groszak Sorry, no clones...but, I'm happy to show you the details if you want to know how a certain character is constructed.
Comment by aphoria 10th May 2013
please change license into Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial but delete "no derivatives"
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 10th May 2013
@Groszak I don't allow cloning on most of my fontstructions. If you would like to see how certain characters are contstructed, I'm happy to share that info.
Comment by aphoria 10th May 2013
No, please already. No information of characters. I want to see bricks and which composites is used.
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 10th May 2013
if grid>7x7 then it's large grid.
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 10th May 2013
Don't post @@Groszak@ tags.
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 10th May 2013

@Groszak I will not enable cloning.

As for the grid size, I did say "fairly small" in the description.

It's not 7x7. The x-height is 7 grid squares, but the widths vary. The lower case o is 5 grid squares wide and the lower case w is 9 grid squares wide.

In contrast, Aurora Light uses a large grid. The x-height is 132 grid squares and the cap height is close to 200 grid squares.

So, a font that uses many composites, brick stacks, and natural curves all on a 7 grid square x-height...that really is a pretty small grid.
Comment by aphoria 10th May 2013
Great font! I love the & and ~. But I believe the kerning on Î needs to be fixed:
Comment by ETHproductions 10th May 2013
@ETHproductions Good catch...fixed!
Comment by aphoria 11th May 2013
if GRID is larger than 7x7 then LARGE GRID used
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 11th May 2013
@Groszak Ok, you're free to have your own definition of large grid...nobody has to agree with you.
Comment by aphoria 12th May 2013
Aphoriɑ, i've found your other name:Uptake. And please clone allow.
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 12th May 2013
@Groszak Sorry, no clones...but, I'm happy to show you the details if you want to know how a certain character is constructed. @Groszak I will not enable cloning.
Aphoria said those. Do you think aphoria is going to change his/her license?
Comment by j4s13 12th May 2013
@Groszak You are free to message aphoria about a certain character, but cloning will not be enabled.
Comment by Umbreon126 13th May 2013
@ Groszak: why do you want to clone so many different fonts? Try to discover, experiment and learn by yourself. Work with the bricks, composites, stacking and filters. This will help you to learn how to get the lines you want. You will have 1) great fun manipulating bricks and 2) the feeling of achievement and pleasure when you have a font you made out of your own imagination with your own set of skills.
Study the shapes you like in other people's fonts, if you have done the work of assembling and manipulating the bricks you will quickly discover how the fontmakers here have made a particular font.
This will also help you to feel less stressed when you can't clone a font. You'll have so much fun making your personal font; this will put you on the path to personal recognition and eventually you'll have earned your own TP :)
So: have the courage to invent, imagine, try, fail and then succeed!
Comment by Aeolien 14th May 2013
@Groszak: Listen to Aeolien's words of wisdom! Try creating your own work, not simply cloning things. It's MUCH more fun creating someting yourself than copying someone's works! Really! And some people choose not to enable clones because they don't want people like you recklessly copying their work!
Comment by Noah (winty5) 14th May 2013
post more comments.
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 15th May 2013

@Groszak I can't tell if there is just a language barrier or you're just trolling.

Why do you always leave open HTML tags in your comments?
Comment by aphoria 15th May 2013
a jest! bold italic
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 15th May 2013
@Uptake because fontstruct does not allow to close html.
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 16th May 2013
don't close html
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 16th May 2013

@Groszak What are you talking about? Fonstruct definitely allows you to close your tags. In fact, I have to keep coming back here and closing the ones you keep leaving open so everyone else doesn't have to look at a wall of bold, italic text.
Comment by aphoria 16th May 2013
no. please stop with (html/). Workaround: Bold text Bold stopped
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 19th May 2013
i already stopped it after Bold Text text, and not works.
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 19th May 2013
italic better
Comment by Account Moved (Groszak) 19th May 2013

@Groszak Seriously, please stop.

Here is an example.

If you want this:

This is italic
This is bold
FS

Then, enter your tags like this:
Comment by aphoria 21st May 2013
Oh lord at these comments. Well... the font is nice. =) 12/10
Comment by Mackenzie McClane (Aarilight) 21st May 2013
I agree that this font is great :) aaand it is nicely complete with all the accents I use, thanks for them :) *poking the computer to allow another 10/10 vote*
Comment by Aeolien 21st May 2013
@Aarilight and @Aeolien Thank you both!
Comment by aphoria 21st May 2013
I'm quite amazed that this font is using a quite small grid.

PS: I think Groszak is just:
1. a spammer
2. not English
3. annoying everyone

PPS: I kinda liked the non-closed bold italic tags. Maybe you could use them after every post? As a surprise for every poster after you.
Comment by minidonut 25th May 2013
English is most likely not Groszak's first language (based on the name given on his profile page, probably a Slavic language like Russian), probably a language barrier.
Comment by Umbreon126 25th May 2013
@aphoria: Oh!!! :) THAT'S how you use word tags! I always forgot the "/"! Let me try using bold, italic, and strikeout...
Bold
Italic
Striked
Comment by Bismuth 6th June 2013
Yay, it works! 8D I'm a typeface wizard!
Comment by Bismuth 6th June 2013
I dont like "N" because Capital N
look like Small N(n),also 4 because "4" is not across to the straight line
Comment by Wong Hayden (HimFonts) 4th July 2013

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