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About Me Gifts
Hi,
I need to create a semi-bold CentSchbkCyrill BT font.  Bold is too bold and regular isn't bold enough.  I'm not a developer and have no knowledge of fonts except that I'm a fontaholic.
I need to duplicate some pages to be made into a book where I print on one page and the facing page is already printed, so my font isn't matching up with what's already there.

Thanks so much for your help!
Tricia

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Re: Create Century Schoolbook Cyrillic semi-bold?

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On Tue, 20 Dec 2016 04:15:19 +0000 (UTC), you wrote:

>Hi,I need to create a semi-bold CentSchbkCyrill BT font.  Bold is too bold and regular isn't bold enough.  I'm not a developer and have no knowledge of fonts except that I'm a fontaholic.I need to duplicate some pages to be made into a book where I print on one page and the facing page is already printed, so my font isn't matching up with what's already there.
>Thanks so much for your help!Tricia

I'm not sure that there's anyone on the list who will create
fonts to order, Tricia, or at least not for free.   There's a
fair bit of work involved, not especially hard, but certainly
tedious.

Since you seem to have a good relationship with fonts from the
artistic-craft side, you might find that learning the basics of
fontforge, and producing the fonts you need, is within your own
reach.

If you have bitmap software such as Pshop, Gimp, or similar, you
could create a large composite regular-over-bold image for  each
of the chars you need (which is probably only the basic alphabet
in caps and lower), and use those images in the background to
guide you in splitting the difference to yield a semi-bold.  If
you know how to do char spacing so that the spaces are visually
equal (e.g DO practcally touch, IH are far apart, AV overlap each
other's space), you adjust the "side bearings" appropriately.
Done carefully, the result should be very usable for your
purposes.

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Re: Create Century Schoolbook Cyrillic semi-bold?

About Me Gifts
Thanks, Scratch!  I have PhotoShop Elements 9 and CorelDrawx5 if those would work.  I'll see if I can figure this out after Christmas when the dust settles around here. If not, I'll just keep using the regular version and hope it's not too noticeable.

Thanks again, and Merry Christmas!


On Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:49 AM, "[hidden email]" <[hidden email]> wrote:


On Tue, 20 Dec 2016 04:15:19 +0000 (UTC), you wrote:


>Hi,I need to create a semi-bold CentSchbkCyrill BT font.  Bold is too bold and regular isn't bold enough.  I'm not a developer and have no knowledge of fonts except that I'm a fontaholic.I need to duplicate some pages to be made into a book where I print on one page and the facing page is already printed, so my font isn't matching up with what's already there.
>Thanks so much for your help!Tricia


I'm not sure that there's anyone on the list who will create
fonts to order, Tricia, or at least not for free.  There's a
fair bit of work involved, not especially hard, but certainly
tedious.

Since you seem to have a good relationship with fonts from the
artistic-craft side, you might find that learning the basics of
fontforge, and producing the fonts you need, is within your own
reach.

If you have bitmap software such as Pshop, Gimp, or similar, you
could create a large composite regular-over-bold image for  each
of the chars you need (which is probably only the basic alphabet
in caps and lower), and use those images in the background to
guide you in splitting the difference to yield a semi-bold.  If
you know how to do char spacing so that the spaces are visually
equal (e.g DO practcally touch, IH are far apart, AV overlap each
other's space), you adjust the "side bearings" appropriately.
Done carefully, the result should be very usable for your
purposes.




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Re: Create Century Schoolbook Cyrillic semi-bold?

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Sadly I guess that your font license doesn't permit you to make derivative works as you've suggested that you need. 

Fortunately the Tex gyre project has a version of century schoolbook that has a libre license. 

However in both cases I think the fonts are not already prepared for interpolation, and there are no good libre software font editors for preparing fonts for interpolation.... 

I suspect that you would be best served by purchasing a license to an existing semibold, compares to the huge time commitment to make one yourself...



On Dec 20, 2016 5:15 AM, "About Me Monograms" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi,
I need to create a semi-bold CentSchbkCyrill BT font.  Bold is too bold and regular isn't bold enough.  I'm not a developer and have no knowledge of fonts except that I'm a fontaholic.
I need to duplicate some pages to be made into a book where I print on one page and the facing page is already printed, so my font isn't matching up with what's already there.

Thanks so much for your help!
Tricia

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Re: Create Century Schoolbook Cyrillic semi-bold?

About Me Gifts
Thanks so much, Dave.  I have to have as exact a match as possible due to facing pages that are already printed.  The closest I've found isn't the basic Century Schoolbook, but something close.  The old DOS program I'm using downloads the correct font to my printer, but I haven't figured out how to run the program from my newer computers.  I've used a DOS emulator and Printfil, but it doesn't work quite right (yet).

I'll keep working on the workaround for the DOS program.  I was just hoping there was that in-between option out there somewhere.

Thanks again for your time and help!  Merry Christmas!

Tricia

Sadly I guess that your font license doesn't permit you to make derivative works as you've suggested that you need. 

Fortunately the Tex gyre project has a version of century schoolbook that has a libre license. 

However in both cases I think the fonts are not already prepared for interpolation, and there are no good libre software font editors for preparing fonts for interpolation.... 

I suspect that you would be best served by purchasing a license to an existing semibold, compares to the huge time commitment to make one yourself...



On Dec 20, 2016 5:15 AM, "About Me Monograms" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi,
I need to create a semi-bold CentSchbkCyrill BT font.  Bold is too bold and regular isn't bold enough.  I'm not a developer and have no knowledge of fonts except that I'm a fontaholic.
I need to duplicate some pages to be made into a book where I print on one page and the facing page is already printed, so my font isn't matching up with what's already there.

Thanks so much for your help!
Tricia

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