Feature file sample: Bickham Script Pro (11/2004)

Enthusiast ,
Jan 12, 2005 Jan 12, 2005

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Attached is an FDK feature file for Bickham Script Pro (2004 revision). The same code should be informative for FontLab and other applications that use the Adobe OpenType feature language, particularly when it comes to coding of contextual substitutions.

NOTE 1: This should only be used as a reference for feature construction, and not for glyph names. The feature file uses "friendly names" which are often changed for final font output.

NOTE 2: This is NOT the same as Bickham Script Standard, which is an earlier and much less complicated typeface.

The main advantage of looking at the original feature file rather than decompiling in FontLab is that any glyph classes retain their original names. FontLab does an amazing job of decompiling features, but it has to invent names for glyph classes, and these are generally less clear than what was originally used in development.

This feature file is "warts and all," so there's even a comment on a bug I found, when going through the feature file. However, we wanted to leave the code intact so it matches what we shipped.
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Jan 12, 2005 Jan 12, 2005

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Awesome!

I completely agree, the comments and human-readable classes are a great advantage.

Adam

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Jan 11, 2012 Jan 11, 2012

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Were the .fea files for Bickham Script Pro & Minion Pro ever reposted? I found a reference to them at typophile and tracked down your original posts of them. But I can't find any attachment to either post. My attempt to seach for them using the Adobe forums search machine failed. Can they be reposted?

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Jan 11, 2012 Jan 11, 2012

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Here it is again.

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New Here ,
Jan 14, 2012 Jan 14, 2012

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Repost of Bickham Script feature file sample much appreciated. I will put it to good use as a tutorial.

Any chance of a repost for the Minion Pro feature file?

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Jan 16, 2012 Jan 16, 2012

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Any chance of a repost for the Minion Pro feature file?

See Feature file sample: Minion Pro (2004 rev)

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Jan 19, 2012 Jan 19, 2012

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Many thanks!

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Many thanks!

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Repost of Bickham Script feature file sample much appreciated. I will put it to good use as a tutorial.

Any chance of a repost for the Minion Pro feature file?

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