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Old 07-03-2016, 03:20 PM   #31
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I'm hopeless at thinking up names . Perhaps someone else has a good suggestion?
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Old 07-03-2016, 03:21 PM   #32
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I'm hopeless at thinking up names . Perhaps someone else has a good suggestion?
I'm not all that good as well or I would not be asking. I hope someone can come up with a good name.
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:39 PM   #33
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Hi JSWolf,
what do you think of these names?

Chareink,
Charink,
JSWolf font,
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:45 PM   #34
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what do you think of these names?

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Chareink is not bad. I might go with that one. Thanks!
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:47 PM   #35
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:08 AM   #36
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I like "Charwolf".
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Just use Cale. Charis is the wife of Hephaestus in some ancient Greek sources. It is also a name for three graces. Charis, when used as a name, can also be used as Cale, or Kale.
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:44 AM   #39
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Perhaps we should set up a poll...
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I've chosen ChareInk for the test version. That could change. The name will be ChareInkTest. The name could change between now and a non-test release. So keep the suggested names coming. Thanks!

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Thanks, Jon! Appreciate your work on this.
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:00 AM   #42
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I've attached a new version of my "Charis SIL Compact" for testing. It's based on a newer version of "Charis SIL". It's called (ATM) ChareInkTest. It's had the weight increased, hinting added, and some kerning added. I've kept the font metrics the same so the line height should be the same as the previous version.

So if anyone finds anything that needs fixing, please let me know so it can be fixed if possible. Enjoy.

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Thanks, Jon! Appreciate your work on this.
Happy to help. I wasn't all that happy with the previous version and wanted to add in some kerning. I've also upped the weight a little more than before given that when the previous version was made, it was made to look good on a 650. Screens have changed and some (IMHO) could do with more weight than some of the older screens.
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ChareInkTest: Bold text looks great now.
Regular text looks sharper than the previous version (I suppose because of the added hinting?) but the regular text has a bit of irregularity at small sizes. It’s subtle but a bit disconcerting.
The diagonal stroke in the middle of the small “a”, for instance, looks to be twice as thick as the bottom stroke. The curve of the small "d" also looks irregular.

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ChareInkTest: Bold text looks great now.
Regular text looks sharper than the previous version (I suppose because of the added hinting?) but the regular text has a bit of irregularity at small sizes. It’s subtle but a bit disconcerting.
The diagonal stroke in the middle of the small “a”, for instance, looks to be twice as thick as the bottom stroke. The curve of the small "d" also looks irregular.

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I took a look at the font and specifically the a. I cannot see anything that would be causing this other than the the font rendering engine in whatever eInk reader you are using. I don't see such with my Kobo Aura H2O.

I did have a look at the font and I do think the weight needs to be increased some more. I'll do that later today and post a new version.
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