Re: Uppercase is coming? (U+1E9E)

From: Michael Everson (everson@evertype.com)
Date: Wed May 09 2007 - 15:25:03 CDT

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    At 12:37 -0700 2007-05-08, John Hudson wrote:

    >>"Translation"-based stroke?
    >
    >In which the stroke contrast pattern is determined by the direction
    >of the stroke, i.e. typical of a broadnib writing instrument, in
    >this case differentiated from an expansion pattern based upon
    >pressure, i.e. typical of a splitnib writing instrument. See
    >Noordzij _The Stroke_.

    That's a "translation"? Not a "transition"?

    >>My goal is to make something "vanilla" in Times which will guide
    >>less erudite font designers than you to make something that doesn't
    >>suck. That is something that the code charts do.
    >
    >In that case, I would use the Times example shown in this example:
    >http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/94/Eszett-Timo.png
    >
    >This form is succeeding much more in both looking like an uppercase
    >letter and providing a systematic model from which a wide range of
    >different typefaces can benefit.

    I find the ezh to lack motivation, to be honest.

    >The kind of forms you and I are experimenting with probably need a
    >lot more careful fiddling and refinement to make work well. The
    >arch+yogh

    Ezh! Please see
    http://www.evertype.com/standards/wynnyogh/ezhyogh.html regarding the
    character identity.

    >approach is going to cause fewer problems for most type designers
    >looking to quickly add support for this character to multiple fonts.

    Well, I have not been working in that direction but rather in the
    other.. see the following:

    http://www.evertype.com/standards/iso10646/pdf/massemasze.png

    http://www.evertype.com/standards/iso10646/pdf/maszstab.png

    -- 
    Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
    


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