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Krunoslav Šokić
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palax Jan 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
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:iconmodel850:
...you're welcome...(:

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:iconhoawrd:
I've been puttering with your font Wrong Ink from dafont, and while not quite done yet, have bold/condensed/italic versions (with a few modifications - Js as descenders, narrowed Ls, added dots on lower case I and J, plus Euro, Yen, generic Currency signs, square brackets, curly braces, underscore, bar, carat, standalone grave and tilde, and the percent-mark-ish last glyph copied into the percent mark shift+5 spot, and - what's taking the time - kerning everything) I thought you might like copies back for an updated/alternate release. I have a steampunk/dieselpunk comic project in mind that probably won't go anywhere, but if it does this Wrong Ink family will be the main font for it, due to looking closer to how I was taught to do lettering for mechanical blueprints than Komika. Even if you'd rather not see what some stranger (and anyone who knows me will agree that I am quite strange) has done to your masterpiece, thanks for making it, and for making it free!
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:iconmodel850:
On the contrary I would really like to see someone advancing the original idea, doing it with a twist of their own, or just by fixing all the mistakes I did. :D All my fonts are far from being great fonts, especially regarding the kerning. I think of them as concept ideas that still have to be fully developed and thoroughly evaluated (modest ideas that are focused on bringing something new to the field), that's why I give them for free and encourage everyone to advance them even further. ^^ So feel free to email me ( model850@gmail.com ) to show me with what have you came up with, I would really appreciate it. (;

Regarding your idea of making a steampunk/dieselpunk themed comic, I must say it sounds interesting. :D I never actually thought that "my" font could be used in that kind of enviroment. :) When you mentioned that it reminds you of blueprint lettering for me that shined a completely new lignt on it and gave me a different perspective to look at. For that I thank you and I really hope you complete it someday. *-)


P.S. Do not hesitate to share your version of the font with the world. Free or not it's your time and work that went into making it. ;)
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:iconhoawrd:
Autokerning utility varies from tool to tool I would expect, but in FontForge at least it does the easy pairs well, and gives a good start on the trickier ones - for normal letters, A C D G I J O and Q have to be adjusted about half the time, T X Y Z almost always, 2 3 4 7, the + - = symbols and underscore _ are the other troublemakers. It's just, I have to at least flick through them all, because you never know when something funky will happen.

In any case, I should have Wrong Oil 3-in-1 done this evening, which has the original-weight Wrong Ink capitals (with a few modifications) as lower case, super-bold versions (which lose all but a whiff of the weight varations that make the font visually interesting, unfortunately, but really pops off the page) and medium weight numbers etc., plus a 20-degree oblique version since 13-degree standard italics always look too tame to my eye. I'll send it to you so you can take a look and see what you think of the changes I've made.
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:iconhoawrd:
Er, that's the bold version as upper case, I meant to say, mimicking the way I remember a couple of Marvel books I liked (before they got cancelled mid-90s, like all the titles I bought) tended to be lettered.
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:iconhoawrd:
The trouble is that bad kerning is painfully obvious, while good kerning is invisible, so setting it up is selecting the characters and "just hit autokern" and then six to eight hours of scrolling down the list of kern pairs to see what the autokern messed up, and coming back to it in a day or two and starting from the other end to see what you (okay, *I*, I don't know how it goes for anyone else, or using any tools but FontForge) missed when my attention started to wane. Anyway, when I get them into an acceptable state I'll .zip them up and send them to you. I'm not sure on the name I'll end up with for it - I've just been appending numbers and letters as I make incremental saves - but is it alright if I change the copyright line to my info plus "developed from Wrong Ink by Krunoslav sokic'?" It'll keep the same Open SIL license, of course.
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:iconmodel850:
Kerning is definitely one of the most time consuming parts in whole process of making the font. Unfortunately when I get to that final stage of the process I loose my "drive". Several weeks of continuous (8+ hours a day) adjusting of the letters taks it's toll, so my kerning always ends up bad. :/ I've never used "autokern" before (I'm still getting used to the program - Studio 5) so everything I did was "by hand". I'm more familiar with the Adobe Illustrator, and that's the program I use for the drawing individual letters. After that I just copy the vectors into the Studio 5 and correct the inevitable mistakes that occur in the process (still befuddled about that :S). 

Regarding your question. I fully support your copyright suggestion. :) Although typograhy is not my profession and I don't make fonts for a living I view them as something that should be free for everyone to use and modify to their personal needs. After all the hardships of making it sadisfaction of seeing somebody else using it makes it all worth while. It's just our mark (signature) that tells the curious ones part of the story, so you should leave it too. I would be more than happy for being a small part of it. (;
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:iconmodel850:
...you're welcome...(:
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