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Subject:Please check my handwriting
Time:11:24 pm
After working on this for several hours last night, I essentially spent ALL DAY TODAY hand-editing and re-editing every single character in this character set. I've learned quite a lot about the process of font creation, to be sure, and it's forced me to learn some useful important Photoshop keyboard short cuts, but man this has been an insane amount of work.

I can't look at it any more... I need extra eyes. Does anything look horrible in this? Do you find it readable? It's my handwriting, so it's going to be messy and sloppy, but it should be legible and not hurt your eyes. The letter spacing should be sane, and it should all kind of vaguely line up on the baseline.

To give you an idea of how far I've come, this is where it was last night when I went to bed, and this is where it started out.

HWMessy

HWApha

HWGolf

HWMike

HWRomeo

HWWhiskey
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jcdill
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Time:2011-01-24 04:29 am (UTC)
Overall, it looks really good! But since you did ask for feedback, here are some things to consider.

The Y is too closed at the top, and the right side ascender doesn't go all the way to the top. I like the shape and relative ascender evenness of your lower case y much better, it looks much more y-ier than the Y does.

The splat (*, aka asterisk) could stand to be a bit more precise (e.g. slightly longer edges of each line on the upper-left side of the intersection).

Close parens is too pointy, looks too much like an angle bracket.

Your 1 (number 1) and l (lower case L) are very similar. I don't have any suggestions about how to fix this, but wanted to draw your attention to it. If it wasn't supposed to be "your" hand writing, I'd suggest adding a serif to the 1 (one).

The l (lower case L) might could use a tad more space on the left side. Look at how crowded it gets in Alpha, Golf, Juliet, and Kilo.

The 6 looks like it's falling over. I'd redraw so the top starts closer to the right side the space.

I'd like to see some tables of numbers (like you have your Alpha Bravo list) to get a better sense if they all work well together with each other. I'm assuming that you will be using this font to title and sign your prints, or to make labels. Check how 2001 - 2009 and 2010, 2011, 2012, etc., look, as well as prices.
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whipartist
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Time:2011-01-24 06:54 am (UTC)
Thanks!

The asterisk is totally *not* going to change. That's exactly what mine look like. On a good day.
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