I've mused about it on my blog. For commercial Variable Fonts, isn’t licensing the biggest issue? You end up selling an entire font family in one font, but users might not fully understand this, and … (View Post)
Other possible responses.
— I rely on the fonts I already have. Maybe I'll buy some with next year's budget.
— They're confusing.
— I can't experiment with new font formats on this deadline pro… (View Post)
Hebrew does not permit hyphenation, so the only method of justifying lines nicely is through the use of elongated letterforms. Early typefounders always included several varieties. While there are no… (View Post)
The term 'smart font' was common in the introduction of OpenType twenty years ago. I don't recall, but it is quite possible that the term was also used around the introduction of GX fonts. … (View Post)
Its basically my day job to maintain a rolodex for these kinds of projects.
However, I don't think its wise for people like me to write out opinions into public databases, because
(a) the utility… (View Post)
I've had a few type designers contact me in search of clients requiring typeface localization. And I've heard from clients requiring localization for languages beyond my scope. Is there a place where… (View Post)
My inclination, in terms of providing accurate and useful information is not to make a distinction between TrueType and OpenType, but instead between TTF and CFF (outline format distinction) and then… (View Post)
Meanwhile, I have completed the math encoding blocks for the caption face (in LaTeX: OT1, OML, OMS, OMX, AMSa, AMSb, TS1):
(The other optical sizes and the italics will be added later.) The… (View Post)