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Polynomial simply means consisting of several terms, as opposed to binomial consisting of only two terms. In most cases, kerning is the spacing between pairs of characters (binomial). It is however possible and useful to apply kerning based on a larger string of characters (polynomial). This is called contextual kerning. (As far as I'm aware, the term ...


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Create a custom brush in Illustrator. Draw your lines Drag the lines to the brushes panel. Draw your "S" as a single path Apply your brush You can either create your brush as an Art Brush or a Pattern Brush. You can define custom corners and ends with a pattern brush which may be useful to you, or you can use an art brush which will stretch the ...


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The prefix of nomial refers to the number of glyphs taking into account when determining kerning. Hence a binomial kerning table employs kerning pairs, while a polynomial kerning table considers kerning triplets, quadruplets, and so on. While this choice of words is somewhat justified by the Greek origin of binomial and polynomial meaning consisting of two/...


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Web-fonts There are 2 ways you can go about defining web-fonts with @font-face. The first, and probably most common (I believe most generators, Font Squirrel for example, will output this) is to define each font file (i.e. each weight and style) with its own unique family name. @font-face { font-family: 'YourFont'; src: url('your_font.ttf') format('...


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For ligatures to be supported in an OpenType font, two things need to be there: the actual ligature glyphs (which you can check by scrolling through the glyph table with a symbol picker etc.) and a glyph substitution table that tells software to replace a sequence of characters by a ligature. There’s a handy piece of software called DTL OTMaster Light (free,...


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It looks an awful lot like Caslon Italic. There's many many versions of Caslon, so some might be closer than other. There is a version, Libre Caslon, in the LaTex catalogue


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Use a character style and set the scale appropriately. Place guides at the baseline and x-height of the base font to help you do the alignment. Then in the character style of the second font, under Advanced Character Formats, set an equal horizontal and vertical scale so that the x-heights align. For example: "Porttitor" is set in a different typeface with ...


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Coelacanth, a free Venetian based on Centaur, comes in many weights and optical sizes; it’s a work in progress, and the developer’s site is benwhitmore.altervista.org. Here’s a sample for comparison: \documentclass[royal,12pt]{octavo} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Coelacanth Bold Brevier} \linespread{1.10345} \begin{document} \huge CONSECTETUR ADIP ...


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Combining characters and positioning OpenType fonts have a Glyph Positioning table (GPOS) which is used to provide precise control over glyph placement for sophisticated text layout and rendering in different scripts. The GPOS table can position glyphs in a number of ways. From the Microsoft OpenType Specification: The GPOS table supports eight types ...


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Adobe TypeKit uses @font-face to define the fonts. It actually uses Javascript to dynamically link the correct fonts using the best method for the browser and OS in question and fires custom Javascript events when your fonts are loaded for example, but the actual fonts themselves are eventually loaded in the same way as you would load your own custom web-...


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here are our requirements Open web font (free to use) Sans Serif As many variations and weights as possible Open Sans and Lato are similar fonts both fit that bill (though there are certainly others). They are both very readable fonts, having high x-heights and open counters like Ubuntu, but without the Dax-like joins that makes Ubuntu seem ...


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If you are confident that you have selected a font that you have installed on the machine, you may have a font style selected that isn't available. For example, I see that the style you have set is "Normal", but it may need to be "Regular". This can happen usually when you switch from one font to another and the assigned style isn't present in the new font.


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The only way to download Apple's San Francisco font is from the Apple developer website: https://developer.apple.com/fonts/ The font isn't licensed for any general use at all. Only paid members of Apple's developer program are allowed to download it and are only allowed to use it for screen mockups, nothing more. If you aren't an Apple developer you're ...


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See also Glyphtracer: Glyphtracer takes an image of letters. It detects all letter forms and allows the user to tag them. They are then vectorised and passed on to Fontforge for fine tuning. https://launchpad.net/glyphtracer


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Many typefaces come in different variations, some may not be noticeably different at all. A lot of typefaces are released by a number of different foundries. The font may even just be in a different format with different naming. So the font you have may be a different variation of the same typeface, or it may even be the same typeface from a different source ...


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This is more of a long comment: I dont know about proper in this context, but in more scientific literature ive seen it called straight skeleton. Somerimes It is not really possible to do this with our currenr main font technology without cheating. But it is possible to do in now obsolete postscript fonts. Further there is a chance that you can again once ...


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1. What is the proper name of this type of strokes? The line itself would be called the centerline. There may be other or better terms depending on the context but that's what I would call it. 2. Are these lines used in font design? It depends. They certainly could be, but not necessarily. 3. do any font formats store this information along with ...


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The article doesn't give you any formula or action to take with the alphabet length once you have it, it only states that is affects the optimum column width but suggests determining column width by word or character numbers. So, if the only reason you want to measure your alphabet width is because of that quote in the article, there's no need. If you do ...


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Yes, if you're missing fonts you'll either have to install them or replace them. InDesign will warn you of missing fonts in a couple of ways: It'll highlight text in pink: You'll be warned when you attempt to export the PDF You can use the Find Font dialogue box under Type > Find Font. This will list all the fonts used in the document, and flag any that ...


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Font Metrics... Fonts have a UPM (Units Per Em) value that define their coordinates. The value is usually 1,000 for PostScript fonts and either 1,024 or 2,048 for TruType fonts but it doesn't have to be. In your 'font info' dialog your accent heights are set to 969 so at a guess the font UPM is probably 1,000. Try changing your accent and cap height to 1,...



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