First of all I would like to say that I'm very happy to have found this forum! I am a Node developer living in China and I am interested in font technologies. As I maintaining node-sfnt
, a low-level library used to parse and generate TTFs in Node.JS, I decided to make a programming font using it. Iosevka is generated from a program written by me, as well as a set of parameters, pretty like Computer Modern, but in a more modern way. Because I and many of my friends live in China and Japan, I decided to make my font exactly half-width, to be compatible with Han Characters (exactly 1em wide). After a three-month development Iosevka become a typeface with over 2000 glyphs, covering most Latin, Greek and Cyrillic characters, as well as IPA symbols. However I am not a pro about typeface making, I would really like to hear your opinions about it.