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Font-editing and OpenType

OpenType Kerning in FontCreator 11.5

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OpenType Kerning Older versions of FontCreator and older applications only support a kern table. However, modern fonts and modern applications use the more powerful OpenType GPOS (Glyph Positioning) kerning feature. Recent versions of FontCreator will allow you to export fonts with this legacy kern table to support older applications. Adding an OpenType Kerning Feature Open the OpenType Designer (Ctrl+F8). If a font has no OpenType features yet, or if you clear the existing features, the […]

MainType Font Manager

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Software / Typography

Keeping Your Fonts Organised If you publish anything, whether in print media, as PDF files, or as HTML web pages, you need to use different fonts. Most users have hundreds or thousands installed with their software that they seldom, if ever use. Windows also comes with a lot of default fonts. If you take a little time to organise your fonts, and uninstall unused fonts, the process of selecting fonts in applications will become much […]

What Are OpenType Features?

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Not Just Small Capitals penType fonts can include Decorative Capitals, which may be implemented as Stylistic Alternates, or Contextual Alternates. In my fonts, the coloured capitals are implemented as Stylistic Alternates. This Test Page shows them in use on a web page. Note that you can select the coloured glyphs in the heading. They are text, not graphics. Although browsers support OpenType Stylistic Alternates, WebPlus X8 does not, so on my test page they are […]

Free OpenType Fonts for Pali

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I have updated my Pali OpenType font to include all of the currency symbols, including those new in Unicode version 10.0  Download Pali as a  7-Zip  Archive. I need fonts with a wide range of diacritics for Pāḷi and Sanskrit words in Buddhist Publications. Over the years I have added a full set of Latin Extended Additional for the benefit of Vietnamese Buddhists, basic Greek, and a full set of Miscellaneous Symbols and Dingbats. Version 10.0 of […]