bugFree UCS Outline Fonts - Bugs: bug #55063, dashes forms


bug #55063: dashes forms

Submitter:  Aleksey <xistik02>
Submitted:  Tue 20 Nov 2018 01:15:05 PM UTC
Category:  individual character(s) Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  glyph(s) ugly Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Stevan_White
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  * 2012-05-03
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Thu 29 Nov 2018 09:53:18 PM UTC, comment #4: 

I tried it and I liked it.  Serif faces only: en-dash em-dash etc are now the same width as the horizongal bar of the capital H.  In SVN.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Tue 27 Nov 2018 08:29:14 PM UTC, comment #3: 


I haven't found any definitive guidance on this.  It's clearly a stylistic issue.

But as you say, it was surely me who made all the widths the same... so I'm willing ot reconsider.

So I looked at a bunch of other fonts.  I find that many fonts have hyphens and dashes of equal widths -- but many others make the dashes much thinner. 

This rule of thumb appeals to me: in highly modulated faces (like Serif), the hyphen's width is like the stem width of small letters, but the dash width is like that of the bar of the H.

I'll keep looking around.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Group administrator
Sat 24 Nov 2018 09:13:45 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Возможно, это вопрос привычки (я по большей части работал с TNR), но в некоторых размерах тире явно отображаются слишком толстыми.
Maybe it's a matter of habit (I've worked with TNR for the most part), but in some sizes the dashes are clearly displayed too thick.

Aleksey <xistik02>
Fri 23 Nov 2018 06:34:43 AM UTC, comment #1: 


I never noticed long dashes being of diffeent heaviness than hyphens.  I'll have to do some research.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Group administrator
Tue 20 Nov 2018 01:15:05 PM UTC, original submission:  

FreeSerif ver. 0412.3936, -8, -9 (N, I, B, BI)

Имею некоторые сомнения относительно толщины всех тире во всех начертаниях: они имеют практически туже толщину, что и дефис, хотя обычно им полагается быть более тонкими.
(В ранних версиях FreeSerif тире также были тонкими.)

P.S. Не могу войти в старый аккаунт.
I have some doubts about the thickness of all dashes in all styles: they have almost the same thickness as the hyphen, although they are usually supposed to be thinner.
(In earlier versions of FreeSerif, dashes were also thin.)

P.S. I can't log into my old account.

Aleksey <xistik02>


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