Pretty much yeah, but some of them I had to adjust. I think part of the problem is that the vertical lines become blurry at small font sizes, so maybe I can just go back and delete every other vertical line to make that shading sparserIts nice, but those off-pixel shade vertical lines really bother me. Are you snapping everything to grid?
Pretty much yeah, but some of them I had to adjust. I think part of the problem is that the vertical lines become blurry at small font sizes, so maybe I can just go back and delete every other vertical line to make that shading sparser
Pixel hint? I’m using raster graphics, rather than vector graphics, if that makes a difference. Never knew what anti-aliasing was before this though, so thanks for the resource.Its the anti-aliaisng. If you want sharp lines you need to pixel hint.
I'm having a hard time trying to find the best way to produce an SVG that maintains it's quality through scaling. The actual size of the image is the medium one which is pixel-perfect in Illustrator.graphicdesign.stackexchange.com
Yeah I may end up springing for the lifetime subscription and just writing off as a work expense. Right now the GIMP-to-Calligrapher pipeline seems to leave a lot to be desired.Yeah, pixel hinting is when you align all your straight lines to the pixel level grid. You should also look at font-hinting.
If you want to get serious about making fonts this you should buy fontlab. I haven't used it in a long time but it's still one of the best tools available afaik.
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Thank you for the encouragement. You have any fonts out there available for purchase/download?Your stuff is good, there's potential there. You should give it a proper go. Font making is a subtle art, but its very rewarding. It's one of the oldest and purest forms of graphic design, like poetry is to literature.