I found adding the numbers and punctuation marks quite difficult: not only the actual shapes of the bricks and composites and how they join but because keeping the visual effects of joining and linking was surprisingly complicated as I wanted everything to match the feel of the parent font as closely as possible.
I hope the original designer signs in soon and lets me know what he thinks of the Latin numerals extension and the additions so that I know I did a reasonable job.This is a clone of Koily Kord
Here is a font to implement a simple ASCII Art drawing package.
Second and probably last entry for the serif comp, I've run out of ideas (already).
At last it's possible to have a serif on every glyph used!
Here are the glyphs I said I would add to Vertigokid's"Koily Kord", the parent font for my extention, mainly because I'd like to use the font on a gift card. Naturally I share my extension as the original designer allowed cloning which enabled me to work with it.
Sharing skill and vision and making fonts grow through additions or even extensions we as individuals find useful for ourselves and therefore for all FS members: that's when cloning becomes an awesome tool.
I only have time and interest to do the 10 numerals and punctuation shown here already as they are what I wanted. If you want brackets, symbols, other punctuation, glyphs for other languages then clone, add and share (don't forget to add your name to the list of FS members who enlarged the font > open "Unicode" then look for 'Dingbats' in the menu)
I found adding glyphs quite difficult: not only the actual shapes of the bricks and composites and how they join but because keeping the visual effects of joining and linking was surprisingly complicated as I wanted everything to match the feel of the parent font as closely as possible.
I hope the original designer signs in soon and lets me know what he thinks of the Latin numerals extension and the additions so that I know I did a reasonable job.
Designed for those members who want inspiration, it could guide them when they need ideas on which to base a font.
Use this like a font: close your eyes and type a 'word' with at least 5 letters -unless you can touch-type this word won't make much sense; you could instead write your own full name or your favourite film title etcetc. You don't need a real word, just hit different keys and then look at the line of glyphs ;)
One half of your word must be in upper case letters, the other half in lower case .
Then look at the [first or] second and the [last or] one before last letter of your 'word'.
The UC will give you an 'image', the meaning of this is transmitted (in the widest sense) by your font; the LC gives the type of look your font should have. You now have 2 guides/ideas/starting points which influence the kind of font you make.
Remember that you look at concepts, invisible messages and your own experience or lack of knowledge, as well as the visible things in the images I drew.
Your font design is guided by a main theme and a way to present it/a style of expression. This is influenced a little or a lot by each UC 'image', and you adjust the look of your font according to the "feeling"/a memory/a dream or wish/an experience/lack of familiarity that you have about the illustration. The presentation of the font, the style of the font, is determined by the LC. All you have to do is combine these two aspects.
In my 'comment' below I give you a few ideas of what could be linked to each of my UC letters; it is up to your areas of study or experience or interest, and the time you want to use for designing and building your fonts, which -if any- of the proposed words and concepts I mention you want to combine with the type of presentation you found in the LC letter.
Your font should "illustrate", convey your feeling about the images you 'wrote' if you don't want to make a font that shows the object itself or is directly based on it. Chose a good name for your font, it is not necessary to name it after an object or concept you based your font on.
Note: the "INSPIRED FONT" is in development; when I have more illustrations for objects, situations, feelings etc or styles of presentation (I am open to suggestions!) I will try to find a suitable design to add to the glyphs as there are still a few empty slots in the Basic Latin set ;)
A collection of circles (and ovals), inspired by the circles I saw in p2pnut's composites tool ... several of these circles I found ready-made in other fonts (I apologise,I didn't note down the designer's name so I can't give credits --- I'll try to backtrack though as I don't blindly copy things and hand out as my own work. Most of these circles I made with the bricks available in the fontstructor, for some I made the composites, some I assembled using shapes and composites made by others.
Thank you to everybody who enabled cloneability of their fonts so that I could see in detail how you made those tricky/exciting curves (to either recreate them and the composites under my own steam or to import into this tool kit).
This is a work in progress as I discover more curves made by members; with the new FontStructor we all will have more circular excitement coming...