Learning a New Editor…

For some time Greater Albion (i.e. me) has used a mixture of “Glyphs” and “Fontlab Studio 5” for font creation. Now I’ve taken the plunge and purchased a license for Fontlab VI. I think it’s going to be very powerful – in some ways it seems like a completely new editor, rather than an upgrade of Fontlab Studio – but there are always those ‘little’ things it takes you ages to work out how to do.

Still we’re getting there, meanwhile, here’s progress to date on the first project in this new editor:

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Infinite Variations?

Sombrieul has a LOT of opentype features:- stylistic alternates, ligatures, discretionary ligatures, small capitals, title forms, swash capitals, old-style and lining numerals, numeral title forms.  Of course, these features don’t allow for infinite variability in appearance, there must be some limits after all! They do allow for a lot, however! Here are some variations…

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