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Re: Font help

On Saturday 10 April 2004 01:42 am, Munzir Taha wrote:
> On Friday 09 April 2004 05:58 am, Nadim Shaikli wrote:
> > After close to 5 hours of various attempts, I am ready to say 'uncle' and
> > ask for someone's help.  I'm trying (per Anmar's request) to change the
> > latin fonts on our Khotot project to something better looking.  So I
> > started out with ae_Cortoba (out of shear chance) attempting to add to it
> > the bitstream Vera Sans.  I then tried to write something using both
> > fonts and got rather different results (using MS-Word).  The vera-sans is
> > smooth and clean, mine came out a bit jagged and some characters darker
> > than others. I'm attaching a PDF, but its not shown there well (do note
> > that the line widths are different).  I'm no font expert (we continue to
> > need someone who is) and I've reached my saturation point and need
> > assistance - I tried various toggles and tried to mimic the two file's
> > settings to no avail (using FCP-4.0 and Fontlab-4.6).

I found this info on the net:

Maintaining Consistency with Control Values
 One key aim of hinting is to maintain the "spirit" of a typeface throughout 
all its letters. This is the purpose of TrueType's Control Value Table (CVT). 
It should contain measurements that are used frequently within the hints for 
each glyph. The CVT is always "scaled" to the current ppem. Sample CVT 
entries might be:

How thick are the vertical stems?
 How thick are the horizontal stems?
 How thick are the serifs?
 By how much do round features overshoot the baseline?

I am sorry for the lack of expertise here but I think you need to copy this 
CVT also to your font.

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