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    Default Soquili TG - A new collaborative font project.

    As a tribute to Bill Taylor ( Soquili) we are going to start a new collaborative font project. The font will be called Soquili TG, and as many of you knew Bill was part Native American, and soquili is a Native American word for horse. The font will be a picture font containing images of Native American art and patterns, that Gary Bouton has rounded up for us.

    As we did with the Burgeon font we will need to trace these images and then they will be made into a font. This project is open to anyone who would like to participate. We will need volunteers to trace the glyphs and if anyone has experience using Font Lab to create fonts I'm sure that Gary Bouton would appreciate the help with that part of the process.

    The font will be released under a SIL Open Font License and will require volunteers to post the following release with your full name and location. Copy and paste the release and change my information with yours, and post it in this thread. If anyone would prefer not to post their full name on the forum, you can post the release here with your screen name and PM either myself or Barbara Bouton with the release with your full name. And yes you have to post the release again even if you participated in a previous font collaboration project.

    I, Frances Proctor, as a contributor to the project undertaken by a group in the TalkGraphics.com Fonts and Typography Forum, to create the following font, Soquili TG, grant a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute [the] Contributions I made to the work and such derivative works.

    I understand that this is a license agreement only; it does not transfer copyright ownership and does not change my rights to use the artwork I contributed for any other purpose.

    Frances Proctor, BC, Canada


    Once we have an idea of how many volunteers we will have we will divide up the images, Gary has found over 80 images for us to use!

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    Default Re: Soquili TG - A new collaborative font project.

    I, Larry Leiker, as a contributor to the project undertaken by a group in the TalkGraphics.com Fonts and Typography Forum, to create the following font, Soquili TG, grant a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute [the] Contributions I made to the work and such derivative works.

    I understand that this is a license agreement only; it does not transfer copyright ownership and does not change my rights to use the artwork I contributed for any other purpose.

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    Default Re: Soquili TG - A new collaborative font project.

    I Christine Farrelly, as a contributor to the project undertaken by a group in the TalkGraphics.com Fonts and Typography Forum, to create the following font, Soquili TG, grant a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute [the] Contributions I made to the work and such derivative works.

    I understand that this is a license agreement only; it does not transfer copyright ownership and does not change my rights to use the artwork I contributed for any other purpose.


    Christine

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    Default Re: Soquili TG - A new collaborative font project.

    I, Gary David Bouton, as a contributor to the project undertaken by a group in the TalkGraphics.com Fonts and Typography Forum, to create the following font, Soquili TG, grant a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute [the] Contributions I made to the work and such derivative works.

    I understand that this is a license agreement only; it does not transfer copyright ownership and does not change my rights to use the artwork I contributed for any other purpose.

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    To All: it would really help if you put the glyphs you trace on different pages, on per page, of about the same height, about 10" is good, and do not use Layers, as I've missed glyphs in the past because the layers are locked or hidden.

    I wish us good luck finding someone as good as Bill was with FontLab, too. You folks are just going to have to limp along with yours truly on the coding part.

    -g

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    Default Re: Soquili TG - A new collaborative font project.

    Thanks, Larry, Christine, and Gary. I'm thinking to give a couple more days for volunteers to step forward and then we can start dividing up the glyphs.

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    Default Re: Soquili TG - A new collaborative font project.

    Can I ask?

    Are we talking about tracing the glyphs that are included in the file called 'Native American art motifs.xar' ?

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    Default Re: Soquili TG - A new collaborative font project.

    We will be tracing some glyphs from a .xar file that Gary Bouton has provided me that is labled Native American Art Motifs. The file contains a series of jpeg images of art motifs from several different Native American Cultures. Gary has assured me that the glyphs are fine for us to use.

    Are you going to volunteer Rik? We would certainly welcome your participation
    Last edited by angelize; 16 December 2012 at 05:31 AM.

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    Default Re: Soquili TG - A new collaborative font project.

    I, Rik Datta, as a contributor to the project undertaken by a group in the TalkGraphics.com Fonts and Typography Forum, to create the following font, Soquili TG, grant a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute [the] Contributions I made to the work and such derivative works.

    I understand that this is a license agreement only; it does not transfer copyright ownership and does not change my rights to use the artwork I contributed for any other purpose.

    Rik Datta, Reading, UK
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    Hi Frances.
    I would love to help with this. As I've not been involved in previous projects, I just wanted to understand what's involved.
    There are days I get very busy and other days when I could certainly do some worthwhile work.

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    Default Re: Soquili TG - A new collaborative font project.

    Frances—

    I've had a chance to think about the plans here for a font so far, and to me it's turned into not such a good idea for a few reasons:

    First, Steve Ledger told Barbara last week that Bill was part Cherokee. So forget all the art I sent to you; none of it is Cherokee artwork.

    You can't just go doing a font with Native America patterns in it and call it a tribute to Bill Taylor. That's like lumping the Irish, the Scottish, Brits, and Australians together. Except for the US Government enforcing some territories on our Native Americans, there was no one single "Nation". In New York State alone, there are the Onondaga, the Seneca (who run the Turning Stone casino just north of here), the Mohawk, and the Massapequa originally in the Long Island area. My own ancestry includes a member of the Massapequa.

    So I really, sincerely, honestly encourage all of us—that if you want to make a typeface in honor of Bill, that you do some hours of research on what the Cherokee Nation created for patterns on home goods, weapons, and other markings intrinsic to the tribe.

    I do know for a little research that there was a concentration of the tribe in Oklahoma during and after the US treaty with them, and there was also a treaty in 1888 in North Carolina with the Cherokee Nation.

    This font deserves authenticity and accuracy. You can't begin with volunteers, I don't believe.

    You need to begin with research.

    Here's a link to some historic basket-weave patterns of the Cherokee of N. Carolina:

    Cherokee basketweave patterns

    Spark any ideas?

    My Best,

    Gary

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    Default Re: Soquili TG - A new collaborative font project.

    Your help and contributions will certainly be welcome and much appreciated Rik, thanks Counting Gary, and myself we are now up to 5 volunteers

    For Rik and anyone who would like to participate but is not sure what is involved, I'm going to give about 2 more days for volunteers to come forward(I also need to put in some time with real life business work) then I'll start dividing up the images and you will each get a jpeg image containing about 10 images or so. You will need to trace the images with the shape tool, making sure to keep the number of nodes to a minimum.

    Have a look through this thread in which we created the burgeon ornaments it will give you an idea of how this project will progress.

    Edit: I missed Gary's post and while all are still welcome to volunteer, we will put off actually starting any work until we have researched and decided on appropriate artwork to properly honour Bill.

    If anyone wants to research and post ideas all are welcome
    Last edited by angelize; 16 December 2012 at 07:47 PM.

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