Re: Help fix spacing in Tengwar Annatar
My only comment about Annatar is that I would like longer stems for
the italic version (I guess that a stem is called a telco). I read
that this font used to have longer stems but for some reason they were
shortened but it would be nice if there were an alternate font with
--- In email@example.com, "Johan Winge" <johan.winge@t...> wrote:
> Just a reminder, so that this is not forgotten. I will start
> the data I have received at the end of this week, so, if you want to
> contribute, please send in your values before december 12.
> Remember that you don't have to analyze all pairs, so if you think
> too much of work to judge all of them, its perfectly allright and
> helpful, if you submit values only for some of them.
> Note: I'm especially interested in no. 1-36 and 163-198, and also all
> pairs where the last tengwa is lambe, alda, hyarmen or yanta, i.e. the
> previously mentioned pairs plus 45, 46, 49, 50 etc..
> Thank you!
> -- Johan Winge
> On Sat, 27 Nov 2004 23:05:38 +0100, Johan Winge <johan.winge@t...>
> > I'm looking for people who want to help me fine-tuning the spacing
> > next version of my font Tengwar Annatar. The task is easy and simple,
> > though perhaps somewhat boring. ;-) You will need a bit of
> > basic aesthetic common sense, and ideally a high quality printer.
> > or equivalent.)
> > Just download the file
> > http://home.student.uu.se/jowi4905/fonts/kerntest.pdf and print it
> > as
> > a last resort, zoom in the pages on your monitor so that the gradual
> > increase in spacing is obvious and uniform.)
> > Then, for each one of the 342 lines, select the pair of tengwar
> > like most, those that have just the right amount of space between
> > in
> > your opinion. Some guidelines:
> > * Don't think too much. Just go ahead and choose what you think looks
> > best. (Otherwise it will take you ages, and there are no
> > result will be better anyway.) Give an average if you can't deside
> > particular pair.
> > * There is nothing special with the column named 0. There is no
> > striving to get your choices equally distributed on both sides of this
> > value, just because it is named zero. If you find that you tend to
> > many negative values, that just means that you want a more dense
> > and
> > that is perfectly all right. Likewise, if most of your choices are
> > positive, you want a wider font than the current version. This is your
> > chance of making your opinion count! You will probably find that your
> > numeric values vary a great deal.
> > * Be consistent! This is of the highest importance. Ideally, jump back
> > once in a while and check that you still prefer the same amount of
> > spacing, visually speaking, as you did before.
> > Then send your 342 values (or how much or less you managed to do)
> > for example in an Excel file, or as a normal text file. (In the last
> > case,
> > be careful not to accidently skip one value. Ideally the values
> > enumerated in some way.)
> > Thank you! Your help is highly appreciated!
> > -- Johan Winge