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    Oh pfft Rob, no need to apologize.

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    The font looks great! Can't wait to be able to try it on my maps

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    Font Design = Crack
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    Nope Jax you were right, I just get called "him" so often on the internet and xbox that I don't bother to correct it every time
    Not man not woman but FONTMACHINE.... Excellent work Gidde.. I would vote on numerals as well as like Ascension I use these fonts for other things as well.

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    @Francois: Thanks! I hope to get a working version out really soon.

    @SG: It is indeed, lol.

    @jtougas: Yeah, I'm starting work on the numerals. It's just really hard compared to the letters; no references so I have to guess what will look "right" with the rest of the font. Ah well, it'll be good practice!

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    Oh, crud, now you've done it, Gidde. Do you ever see this one element or feature, or FONT, that makes you want to start a new project, just so you can use it? That's Ferric Tide. It didn't help that I was already wishing I could emulate some of those 17th-18th century styles. And I want to not neglect my other (ok, ONE of my other) obsessions, the geofiction world of Aurora --- you know, that place a2area has introduced y'all to? So now I'm mentally rummaging around, Hmmmmmmmmmm <lost in thought>....

    BTW, once you complete it, find an historic railroading or model railroading community to offer it to as well - it REALLY fits what would've been seen on 1860's-1910's railroad equipment. Long skinny equipment called for elegant extended fonts.

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    Thanks on several levels! The compliment made me blush and I had to repeat it to my husband; the tip on railroading communities is most welcome; and that pic of the railroad car just went a LONG way toward solving my conundrums on the numerals and the ampersand!!

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    Okay, I took a first pass at kerning and also at numerals. The numerals were really hard, so I've lost objectivity -- any critique/suggestions would be most welcome.
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    If you released it as is right now, i would so totally snag it and use the hell out of it

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    Praise Very Nice Font!

    Quote Originally Posted by Coyotemax View Post
    If you released it as is right now, i would so totally snag it and use the hell out of it
    Hello, Gidde.

    I've got to agree with Coyotemax concerning your font. It is certainly going to be a keeper!

    Thanks for all your hard work in creating it.

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