Since letterforms are pleiotropic, I think it would be very difficult to disentangle one set of influences from the others. The perception of zero contrast in a lowercase E would presumabl… (View Post)
It’s also possible that the font(s) in question were customized for the client even if they are based on commercial fonts, and renamed with the client name by the designer for versioning purposes. (View Post)
I’m inclined to believe that MyFonts’ income has tanked hard based on their recent act of desperation: adding advertising to the home page.
I also get the impression that they’re losing interest in… (View Post)
Since last fall, now that Typekit offers such a huge selection of desktop and web fonts to anybody with a Creative Cloud subscription, with no usage/sync limits (at least, not on the desktop), that h… (View Post)
How MyFonts has not been overtaken by Fontspring I don't know. They seem drastically understaffed; each successive website overhaul seems to make it worse; they have pretty much stopped any form of p… (View Post)
Continuing the thread of supporting your own (local) minorities, US designers might want to put in a little extra for the Marshallese people, seeing as your nation nuclear tested their nation back to… (View Post)
Localizations are relatively solid in web browsers – less so (ranging from cumbersome to impossible) in various DTP software, but can you really expect users to activate such advanced features? (View Post)
I suspect that when you ask FontForge to create hints, it starts by identifying what it considers to be stems with rectangles, and then creates hints based on these stems. However, when you open an e… (View Post)
The way FontForge displays hints seems very strange. I don't understand what those varying heights and widths are indicating (if anything).
PostScript hints are usually shown in font editors as band… (View Post)