I’ve put this off for years, but it just seemed time. Briskly: new font release is a font made from one sample of my handwriting. An ASCII font (256-character), it will work well for desktop, Web, and ePUB. The only place you will be able to buy it with included ebook licenses is here on this Website.
Briskly: new font release is here!
There are some interesting aspects to this font. First, some of the characters have a unique slant because of my sinister character [I’m left-handed]. Because these fonts are all the rage now, I wanting my own—silly me.
I added some nice bullets in several of the ASCII character slots. For some reason, I get a real kick out of using a heifer for the mu glyph. It is all part of my on-going search for production fonts usable in excellent ePUBs—with all the HTML/CSS limitations there. Since I can’t really find any, I need to make them myself. Of course, I’m not going to promise that they’ll work in the much more compromised KFX format Amazon is using for its Enhanced Typography.
If you looked at my new book, you’ll see that we are forced to use default paragraph settings, HTML lists, and no tables. With Kindle’s Enhanced Typography, it’s Bookerly only—as best we can tell from what they are publishing as guidelines on the KDP site. I’ve already written about Aaron Shepherd’s article about Amazon reformatting our Kindle reflow books after they are upload with no way for us to even proof them ourselves [unless we pay for our own copy of the book].
So, for lists, we are stuck with the HTML circle, disk, or square—no special bullets allowed. Tables can only be 64 characters wide. The list goes on and on. But that has little to do with my new font.