Private Use Area For Proxima Nova


I need to make a typeface to extend Proxima Nova — namely a double macron and double breve. I’ve been trying to do this by building glyphs in the Private Use Area, but when I test the letters in Publisher the text baseline gets moved down. The metrics are exactly the same as Proxima Nova so I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

Any help is appreciated!

Tucson, Arizona

What do the makers of Publisher say?

Also, have a look at the EULA for Proxima Nova. I’d be fairly confident that editing the font contravenes the licence agreement.

We can ask @MarkSimonson himself :slight_smile:

My standard desktop license does allow user modification, so long as the modified font is not shared or distributed among anyone other than users covered by the purchased license. Note: A few of my distributors sell a different desktop license, and it it not usually allowed by webfont licenses.


Best I pull my head back in then! Thanks for clarifying.

Regarding the vertical metrics, it seems possible that importing from a font file might not be giving you the correct values, or possibly some are missing. Here are the values in the original source files:

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