Brigadeiro FS

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The first font I ever make public. I hope to extend it to Cyrillic, Greek, and maybe Hebrew, Georgian and Armenian.
Info: Created on 15th October 2015 . Last edited on 30th August 2017.
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The recipe was adapted from this page: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/brigadeiro-brazilian-chocolate-truffles/a8e58baf-35d3-4500-ae1d-828fcfe92aa0
Comment by Crane89 18th October 2015
More letters today.
Comment by Crane89 18th October 2015
A great start. Welcome to FS :)
Comment by p2pnut 19th October 2015
PS. The recipe sounds great .... I don't think any truffles would manage last as long as a week (not in my house)
Comment by p2pnut 19th October 2015
Thank you. And yes, these truffles don't usually last long.
Comment by Crane89 20th October 2015
More Latin letters, and a hint of Greek (hopefully, there'll be more of it coming soon).
Comment by Crane89 20th October 2015
Some Greek. I'd love to know how readable/pleasing is that.
Comment by Crane89 20th October 2015
Very cool! This can be a top pick :)
Comment by ivancr72 21st October 2015
Easy to read, clean sans serif. Very pleasant.
The Greek looks fine :)
Comment by Aeolien 22nd October 2015
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Brigadeiro FS” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 22nd October 2015
Thank you, having my first font as a top pick surely is a honor. I hope to add Cyrillic now.
Comment by Crane89 22nd October 2015
Congratulations on the TP! Hope to see many more of your fontstructions; you certainly have the ability to become one of the exciting creators here :)
Comment by Aeolien 23rd October 2015
Armenian And Cyrillic now. Both were quite a challenge: lowercased Cyrillic is a kind of small caps, so there's a lot of visual information to "squeeze" into such a tiny space. Uppercase Armenian has a lot of different shapes, you can't easily reuse Latin capitals as I did when I designed uppercase Cyrillic and Greek. And about Greek, there's a minor correction on lowercase pi.
Comment by Crane89 25th October 2015
Hebrew added. The letters themselves weren't so difficult, but it was difficult to fit the niqqud in my self-imposed limit of three blocks below the baseline. Also, the niqqud are buggy, and I have no idea how to fix it. I'll assume any users should choose a better font if writing Hebrew with niqqud. I hope the letters themselves are good enough if one follows current Israeli practice of ktiv male.

PS.: For some reason I can't easily tell, I'm still not happy with the Aleph. I'm posting the outline here, any thoughts will be appreciated.

Thank you all, people. Typography is a little known art, and FontStruct makes it friendly and easily attainable to anyone.
Comment by Crane89 28th October 2015
When adding diacritics (niqqud), you need to negatively space them, i.e., they need to be placed on the left side of the blue line and spaced how your letters. The spacing line also needs to be flush with the blue line. Concerning the Aleph: You could try moving the right leg up two blocks and left by one.
Comment by TCWhite 28th October 2015
*Oops, I meant to say . . . spaced the same width as your letters are.
Comment by TCWhite 28th October 2015
TCWhite's comment really helped me with the Aleph. I admit the finished product is'nt exatly what he suggested, but he gave me ideas, and now I'm much more satisfied with it. Just a little asymetry did the trick. Thanks!

But the niqqud simply won't work. I tried every sort of spacing imaginable and it always ended buggy. So, I gave up. Brigadeiro FS doesn't support vocalized Hebrew text, that's official from now on.
Comment by Crane89 1st November 2015
a trick:
if you haven't yet, turn on expert mode.
use shift + arrow keys to move blocks 1/4 of a brick left, right, up, or down.
Comment by EvanFonts 1st November 2015
TCWhite's comment really helped me with the Aleph. I admit the finished product is'nt exatly what he suggested, but he gave me ideas, and now I'm much more satisfied with it. Just a little asymetry did the trick. Thanks!

But the niqqud simply won't work. I tried every sort of spacing imaginable and it always ended buggy. So, I gave up. Brigadeiro FS doesn't support vocalized Hebrew text, that's official from now on.
Comment by Crane89 1st November 2015
Georgian. Quite pleasing to design, easier than I first thought.
Comment by Crane89 1st November 2015
Supports multiple languages, and it's stylish. GJ (ゝω・)b
Comment by Umbreon126 2nd November 2015
You're welcome. :) Yeah . . . Adding combining diacritics only tends to work well with mono-spaced fonts. As FS doesn't have an anchor feature, you can only do so much. As an example, if you add combining diacritics to Latin, they will only work with either the lowercase or the uppercase. If you want to make this comprehensive, you'd have to finish it with another font program like Glyphs or Font Forge. Also, I think this is great so far.
Comment by TCWhite 2nd November 2015

oooooooo my god so fancyyyyyy you got such a talent dude

Comment by nislotta 24th November 2015

Wow, it's great! One of the few pan-unicode fonts that's not pixelated as well. :)

Comment by Noah (winty5) 25th November 2015

Some minor updates. The breve (both in Latin and Cyrillic) looks better, Hebrew geresh was moved up to make it stand out, and a few letters of Georgian (the names os which I can't recall) were improved.

Comment by Crane89 5th December 2015

New lowercase W. I hope you enjoy the slenderer (does this word even exist?) design.

Comment by Crane89 15th January 2016

Niice.

Comment by Umbreon126 15th January 2016

Cedilla and ogonek improved.

Comment by Crane89 16th April 2016

JUst added S and T with comma, an o with ogonek

Comment by Crane89 12th October 2016

Legal, doces tipográficos... 

Comment by Eclusson Niverso (ecluniverso) 12th October 2016

I'm always interested to see how people add to their fonts writing systems, which they know little. But even Giambattista Bodoni made it with some mistakes. This is often a problem with the proportions of the characters and, less often, forms. You have these problems are observed in Latin and Cyrillic (I can only evaluate them). You've done a lot of work and I do not want it to be completely in vain.

Letters such as 'B', 'Z', 'S', 'K', 'R', 'З' should be a little wider at the bottom than at the top. Your 'E', 'F', 'L' is too wide. Lowercase 's' and 'a' have a strange upper part, 'v' is too wide, and at 'j' and 'з' serifs are not justified. 'X' looks narrow, when 'K' have a horizontal bar. 'Д' and 'Л' must have the same structure, and 'Л' narrower than 'П' always. 'Ф' need to do more widely. 'Ж' should not be significantly narrower than the two 'К'. 'П' narrower than 'Н' and 'Ц' narrower than 'П' (except removal), but it should not be too noticeable. Lowercase 'y' (latin) and 'y' (cyrillic) must be the same. Bowl at 'з' and 'в' should be the sameBowl at 'ь', 'ъ', 'ы', 'я' can be largerOval in letter 'б' should not be too small.

Even now, Cyrillic unconditionally good only in the two Windows system fonts: Verdana and Georgia. Times and Arial are evil:)

I hope this review will help not only you.

P.S.: May I ask which of the writing system for you dear?

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) 15th October 2016

@Crane89: I mean native, not dear.

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) 15th October 2016

There's one more thing. 'Н' narrower than 'И'.

Comment by Dmitriy Sychiov (Sychoff) 15th October 2016

@ Sychoff: Thank you for your feedback. My native writing system is Latin (I speak Portuguese), so I was eager to have some input on the way I interpreted Cyrillic.

"з" has a serif because I wanted to make it very distinct from  "э". "j" has a serif because it looks too wide without it, creating some blank space between it and any other letter to its left. "K" has a horizontal bar because I simply couldn't make it work without one. I tried making "Д" and "Л" more similar to each other, but "Д" always ended up looking weird.

When you mention the bows at "ь", "ъ", "ы", "я", you said they can be larger, but do you mean taller, wider, or both? 

Thank you very much!!!

Comment by Crane89 18th October 2016

JUst made some changes, having Sychoff's comments in mind

Comment by Crane89 19th October 2016

When I first started designing this I told myself "No, I will never ever even bother to add Vietnamese, it's too complicated, it'll never work, it'll take too much time." And yet, here we are...

The capital letters with two diacritics had to be shrunk vertically. Not the best solution ever, but it's the one solution that worked for me. ;)

Comment by Crane89 22nd October 2016

This has improved drastically, I really like the look of all the glyphs. You are on the path to being a great FSor. It's in my favs now.

Comment by Aeolien 23rd October 2016

One minor update. Greek Φ, Cyrillic Ф, and Armenian Փ were actually different from each other, that's improved now. And Greek Ψ is now a little wider.

Comment by Crane89 7th November 2016

Great news! Brigadeiro FS can now be used to write Chinese!! #kinda #notreally

Just added the last characters needed to write Pinyin, including ü with caron, as you can see from the example. The Chinese characters you see is from one of the standart Microsoft fonts.

There's also a minor design change in the zero (dot instead of slash). Looks better this way in my opinion.

I think I can call it finished. Thank you all for your support, help and input!!! :) :) :)

Comment by Crane89 30th August 2017

how about actual CJK letters?

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