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    Default Morning Glory font collaboration discussion.

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    Default Re: Morning Glory font collaboration discussion.

    To share the workload I need some volunteers to trace the lower case as well as design the missing characters, and, others to do the same with the numbers. I was also thinking about adding all the other characters seen on the keyboard, is that a good idea, or is that nu-necessary additional work and better left to those that create the font itself? If someone would like to help me with the upper case letters, that would be most appreciated.
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    Default Morning Glory: the large resolution bitmap

    I have a larger JPEG, better resolution, just made it, sorry Larry!

    If we can push this back about a week in terms of assigning stuff, I'm pretty good at faithfully reconstructing missing characters and can volunteer after I get April's Xara Xone done.

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    Default Re: Morning Glory: the large resolution bitmap

    Larry: Does this font not already exist?!

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    Default Re: Morning Glory: the large resolution bitmap

    Rik, if you can find it, you can keep it.

    As far as I know, the font specimen was published in 1904, it's P.D., so we're free to create a typeface based on the specimen sheet.

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    Default Re: Morning Glory: the large resolution bitmap

    I only ask the question because I thought I had seen something similar.

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    Default How about Chaucer?

    That's it, Rik. Nick Curtis and I had given a few of his typefaces away with the Xtreme Official Guide, and he's a very talented "Retro" artist. I'm not sure about the source he quotes, but it's within years of Linotype's entry.

    Larry, I think we gotta call this off, unless you think we collectively can do better than Nick. We're entitled to recreate Morning Glory because it's public domain, but I see little sense, especially sine Nick created the characters we ourselves are missing.

    Rik, thanks for the tip. What are any thoughts on this one: Chaucer?

    If you like the look, I can make a high res copy with more characters.

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    Default Re: How about Chaucer?

    OK Gare, if it exists and Nick has already done the missing characters then there is no sense to do it again. So I'll see if Christine needs any help.

    OK this particular font is called off. Thank you to all who might have helped out.

    Gare: That is an interesting font however I am not a fan of that type of curly cue font, and I in particular do not find them very useful.
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    Default Re: How about Chaucer?

    My thoughts are that we should see the Bergeon font through to completion first and then look at the Round head font. I think if we get too many projects going at once we are going to create confusion and I am sure that Gary and Bill will want time to do the actual work of creating the fonts. And if I'm not mistaken Gary is also probably busy with the April Xara Xone about now too!
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    Default Re: The tg Font Collaboration Thread

    I have been searching for the Morning Glory font but have not been able to find it. Anyone know what the version is called or where to find it? I am starting to wonder if that project should not have been canceled.
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