As for the usability of the font.... Setting aside the technical aspect and looking at this in a layman's point of view, if the font serves what you wanted it for and you have not encountered any other issues with it (aside from the one that was fixed), then I think that the font is good enough for you to use.
Does it render well on screen? Does it print perfectly? It is your call whether to use the font or not.
Yataghan downloaded from Dafont a few minutes ago and below is a preview in Windows.
This is a vertical metrics problem for those using Windows
It is a Windows issue. That means the font was done on a Mac. Also, the problem does not show in Windows programs that do not rely on the Windows font engine, like Adobe applications.
To fix that, the highest point of the tallest glyph should be used as the ascender value and the lowest point of the glyph with the lowest structure should be used as the descender value. It is assumed that there are nodes in all extrema. You also need a font editor to do this.
The person who made this font should fix this. It would make a mess of his line height plans but those using Windows will surely love him. You can also use a free font editor, FontForge, to fix this for your own use. Claude, a moderator here, knows FontForge very well and might be able to help you. Others here are also familiar with that font editor.
Edited on Aug 13, 2014 at 04:58 by toto@k22
Have you tried sending him a private message? If you haven't why not try it here
Or go to the listed websites and see if there is any way to contact him from there
What you wanted done is to decrease the line height. Since you mentioned adjustment for leading is not available in Excel, then you have to find another font or modify the line height of the current font. You can play with the fonts vertical metrics to get that done. I am not fond of touching other people's fonts so I could not help you on that matter.
BTW this will work fine on a Mac but will likely result to cropped ascenders and/or descenders and missing accents in Windows. I am on Windows so I do not know how MS programs behave on a Mac.
Remember when you submitted your font?
If you do, go here http://www.dafont.com/new.php
and see if fonts had been approved at least a day after you submitted your font. If that is the case, then your font was not accepted. Send dafont (http://www.dafont.com/profile.php?user=2
) a private message asking clarification for the non-acceptance of your font.
If the date new fonts were added was on or at least a day before you submitted your font, then wait and check form time to time the new fonts page for new additions to the site. There is no set number of days for evaluation. It is on a best effort basis as people evaluating the fonts have also other concerns to attend to.
You should also consider time zones when checking for dates. I think Dafont is GMT+1, not really sure about that but near that.
You do not have fonts on this so no one could really see the problem. But kerning might solve your problem. The problem is that I do not know if all Linux apps you are using use kerning data.
Have you thought about kerning the font rather than setting character width to zero.
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Adobe & OTMaster: order glyph is incorrect.
I don't think glyph ordering has any effect in the usability of a font, but as you mentioned glyphs that are not Unicode mapped and misnamed glyphs do.
And thanks for the ballpark figure.
Your new font/update is usually acted within 24 hours if you submit on Monday to Thursday. That is not a rule but is usually the case based on the fonts I submitted here.
Give the person/s who do this some free time to attend to real life concerns outside of dafont - especially on weekends.
It doesn't explain how Adobe apps are able to display it in what seems to be the same style as the rest of the characters.
Adobe apps use its own font engine, other programs, like MS Word, use the Windows font engine.
Look at the date when new fonts
were last added to the site.
If you submitted the font on or after
that date, your font is still being "considered."
If you submitted the font a day or more before
the last site update, then send the site owner a private message and ask why your font was not accepted. Do not forget to tell him what that particular font is.
Edited on May 05, 2013 at 11:54 by toto@k22
I set my own rules as far as my fonts are concerned. There is no protocol as far as what "personal use only" should be interpreted. Each font author has his own interpretation of what "perosnal use" means -- meaning whatever interpretaions others made about the term "personal use" DO NOT apply to my fonts.
As far as I am concerned, if you do not directly or indirectly make money from anything where you used the font, that's personal use. However, when you publish that work, regrardless of whether you directly or indirectly profit from it or not, the use of the font is no longer personal.
To somehow illustrate this, I was asked permission to use K22 Spiral Swash for an entry in a tshirt design competition, I allowed him free use and with best wishes from me. I was asked for the use of Anabel for a self published book, I allowed free use even if I knew that she will profit from the sale of the book. I allow free use even in cases where I know the font is used on something the user will profit. What is important is that you communicate with me and state clearly how you are going to use the font. Howerver, when it comes to graphics and ad agencies, it is non-negotiable - pay or don't use the font.
You are correct in saying that you can use fonts that are tagged as "Free" for commercial use wihtout any obligation to the author. However, if you directly profit from the use of that "free" font, I am encouraging you to make a donation to the author of the font if that author has a donation button turned on here at Dafont or on other sites. Even if the font is tagged as "public domain" or "open license" a donation will be appreciated by that author if he/she enabled the donate button her at Dafont. You will find "public domain" and "open license" fonts here at Dafont that are compatible in quality to commercial fonts.
Donations for free, public domain, open license and personal use only fonts here at Dafont come in in trickles. You are very very wrong if you think that font authors make money from free fonts. I am not disappointed with it. I did not make free fonts to profit it. I did not even know that you can earn loose change from free fonts until about 2 years ago.
I am quoting Perry Mason's reply in full
I am out of the font world now. I stopped making fonts about 4 months ago.
They are welcome to do what every they like with no restrictions.
@shanysaloniko I PMed you something in case you needed some confirmation but please keep it private
Edited on Mar 29, 2013 at 14:40 by toto@k22
Perry Mason was in the newsgroup a few days ago. I will let him know about this message.
Show your @font-face declarations - the one that worked and the one that didn't.
Google sniffs your browser and serves the appropriate webfont for that browser. If it presents ony the WOFF is because that is the webfont format that your browser needs. It will serve other formats when necessary.
I am guessing that your problem is with the location of the webfont.
AFAIK font weight: 400 is normal.
yes, when i start export directly from AI-->FontC i lose lot of details
What do you mean by loss of details?
Are you referring to distortions on the imported outlines? If that is so, you can't help it unless the drawing in AI was prepared specifically for a font. Even so, it is not a surefire answer to distortions. It happens in all font editors - FontForge, Fontlab, Fontographer, Glyphs, etc.
It might be something from my end because it still happened a minute ago. I am on a wired connection.
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