Found the original while looking for "dotty" fonts to see what's been done = what to avoid in a future font I'm sketching out at the moment. Liked this design with gently curving glyph lines based on perspective, thought it might benefit from applying some of the new features Meek introduced since the original version was made 8 years ago, ended up doubling the glyph count . . . .
I smoothed the circle, worked into existing glyphs where I thought 'necessary' (nudges, (re)moved some dots in glyphs, added dots to reduce gaps I found largeer than desirable when comparing with the nudged lines), added LC without the circles, added a few new glyphs
Comparing parent and clone: the clearly visible changes are the circle and LC. And that I may have broken the 5x7 rule in some glyphs.This is a clone of Spheretta-5,7
A **white space**is on the **space bar**, a black space on the low line.
---->>>>> When a word starts with a capital "J" you'll need to add that narrow black edge before the "J" like you see preceeding all other UC letters -----> type a § followed by the "J".
Basic and More Latin only. I'll add some dingbats and/or arrows when I'm in the mood to continue with this design.
Edit June 2019: LatinA is done. For the moment I'll stop working on this so it's not downloadable yet (some dingbats and arrows still to come). Instead of adding lyphs for more languages (I believe that this design won't be tidy-looking even in text in some of those languages whose glyphs I've made; past discussions and searching through font and other sites in other countries point to many glyphs not looking neat or even pleasant in most of the other 'missing' langues when their text is written with this font)
Therefore I've added what's necessay for most European languages that use Latin glyphs.
Instead of adding glyphs that won't be used I've decided to put my energy into developing ideas for a font to be downloadable after Christmas, probably in January 2020, which will cover only English and German. Already that's quite a bit better than many novel interesting inspiring fonts on FS that only cater for English and rarely give a good range of punctuation, symbols and useful or decorative extras.
EDIT July 2019:
N8 Fauxel is done as far as I want to take it, and is downloadable. I don't want to add more glyphs unless my friend wants to use this font for texts in her language.
Very distantly inspired by "MS Micro~Ish" by Isaiah Garcia which was extended and published by Dmitriy Sychiov as "Microish C".
Some alternates of UC glyphs are on their corresponding LC. No numbers yet, they'll be done later.
Seeing Beate's gorgeous octagonal font I felt inspired by the shape and those delicious corners. I wish I knew how to be as inventive as she is.
Another example of glyphs acting as the counter in a space, and this space filling the usual "glyph's white space" in the way the counters were described for the competition.
This might be called a "negative counter" design. Alternative 'Y' is on 'y'. Countercomp entry 2.
Second and probably last entry for the serif comp, I've run out of ideas (already).
At last it's possible to have a serif on every glyph used!
Reading forum comments I know that there are fonts using 1single brick in over 14k glyph places. As I believe that one font of the type described above is enough for FontStruct I decided to not add another pack of samesame ... But I wanted to discover if there is satisfaction in such an activity, if spending a lot of time ignoring my family and home life gives a valuable important result. Strangely I found the exercise irritating and entirely unsatisfactory, a waste of time, effort, ressources. I admit that looking busy in FS for an hour or so got me out of doing unpleasant work at home.
Having spent all that time it seemed logical to offer Codélire (feel free to understand this name as you think appropriate to your way of life) to you my appreciated reader-of-font-description. There is no warranty nor promise included with this font by-the-way.
What puzzled me?
Some of our members make vitriolic comments under fonts with visually unusual or even 'undecipherable' strangely-shaped glyphs. It amazes me every time I read such criticism under a font that isn't for a conlang
Where's the difference? Is it just the tag that makes a font useful (ex.for a conlang) or deserving disdain and thoughtlessness? Looking at the pure visuals of these two types of font I opine that comments should be made justly. Why accept some fonts with this kind of visual and deny the right to exist peacefully to others with the same look is beyond me. Strange that both look the same but only one type is useless, a waste of time to download and that it was a waste of time to make in the first place, isn't a real font, isn't legible, or that the glyphs need tidying up to conform to some image of what a letter/numeral/punctuation mark/symbol should look like to be legible.
Strange that these 'non-constructed' 14k+ fonts mentioned at the beginning of this "description" passage aren't subjected to the same unkind words. To me they are even less 'legible' than fonts for conlangs, fonts with phantasy 'contents' as glyphs and beginners' trial/exercise designs. I wonder why those "different" looking non-conlang fonts should have less right to exist or be appreciated for their beauty and expressiveness, why they are seen as less valid and valuable than the so-called "code-fonts" using a single-brick, and the many conlang and phantasy fonts.
Which one of those FS members well-known for comments as described above, knows what they are doing and why when they comment on fonts they don't (want to) understand; who among them has the ability, conscience, awareness and/or knowledge to explain this discrepancy to me?
I expect I'll be disappointed.
Made for fun, I wanted glyphs with the look of 'construction' to write a name on a gift tag. Even though it looks simple like a child's work it required 25 minutes and several half-saves plus time to restart the computer after an annoying browser crash. This design will end up in my collection of pixel brick work.
This had the look of the original reverse-comp entry. Then the save ignored me, as you can see. Another of my basic fonts died in silence.
I decided that turning a "usual black-on-white" font would be a good way to reverse a font; hence some glyphs are easier to understand than others. I think that artistic minds will enjoy the graphic feel of the quirkiness :)
For a certain type of (future) text I'll use some of the more abstract looking glyphs as decorative inserts and frames.
The font's name is taken from The Emerald Tablet.
My second font of this day. More elaborate and less decorative, but useful for invitations that look like printed with a strange dot matrix printer. So far I've enjoyed using Fontstruct and I'm sure I'll continue this unusual a creative work to make something useful and attractive for everybody who likes to have a choice of fonts on their computer.
This design looks chunky and earthy, as if poked into damp soil with the end of a broken branch.
*Just waving to my friends whose carefully managed wild garden allowed peaceful walks and discovery of nature and self, followed by great food, long discussions and fabulous music* This font was inspired by what I saw in your gardens you worked hard to make look as-wild-as-nature-grows-without-human-interference. I'll add necessary glyphs with diacritics should my friends and families ask for them.