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Jens Kutilek

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  • This last example is not an inflection point but an extremum point (as are a couple of the earlier examples in this thread).
  • For webfonts, families are formed at the CSS Level in the font-face rules. It doesn’t matter how the internal font names are set up.
  • Michel Boyer said: chef1ingenieur grund1stoff1in1dustrie kauf1impuls kunst1stoff1in1dustrie prüf1in1genieur tropf1in1fusion zupf1in1strument Should I understand that, for example, the fi ligature in kaufimpuls is incorrect? If so, does I…
  • That’s why font fallbacks were invented. I wonder why it doesn’t work for the forum font.
  • John’s explanation reminded me that I was quick to brag, but missed the chance to explain why I think FF Hertz works well in plate printing ... I designed the ‘Book’ weight to be quite dark on the page. On e-ink displays the type tends to thin out,…
  • Pablo Platt said: A commercial font license usually prevent you from reverse engineering it. Isn't copying the metrics and glyph order from the font tables considered reverse engineering? I’m not a lawyer, but as reading the horizon…
  • One of the books from German publisher Suhrkamp’s Letterpress Edition, ‘Berliner Kindheit um neunzehnhundert’ by Walter Benjamin, is plate-printed using my FF Hertz. Of course I’m biased, but I think it looks spectacular!
  • FWIW, the creator of Calibri is not pleased that somebody copied his metrics. He considers them an integral part of the design work. He mentioned that in his talk at TypoLabs 2018. The approach using variable fonts would probably not practical and …
  • Boy, so many different ways to not run our Robofab, FontParts or FontLab 5 scripts
  • In addition to what @Ori Ben-Dor wrote, you would also need to mimick the behaviour of all OpenType layout features that change the advance width of glyphs, e.g. ligatures or stylistic sets, contextual alternates … How about building a variable fon…
  • Vasil Stanev said: Release a buggy version parallel to the good one so the bad one gets all the hits and downloads when pirates search for your product. Intentionally messed up stuff, like a negative word space, absurd ker    ni  ng, letters fl…
  • I alerted Typophile via Twitter, but no response so far.
  • If you had access to a Mac, you could use ftxvalidator from the Apple Font Tools to test your fonts. This should give similar results as the Font Book validation. Example: $ ftxvalidator -T MyFont.ttf Fontname Fontname 8DCD8131| kATSFontT…
  • Georg Seifert said: > If you convert manually (Paths > Other > Convert to Quadratic), inflection points are not added and your curves may be seriously messed up: Nobody told me. I’ll fix this. No problem. I just discovered it …
  • As far as I know, GSPen and objectsGS have been integrated into GlyphsApp some months ago and don't need to be installed separately. That said, if you have installed them in your scripts folder, maybe remove them so outdated versions are not used a…
  • Hm, I get a different error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 8, in File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/robofab/pens/filterPen.py", line 126, in thresholdGlyph aGlyph.drawPoints(wrappedPen) File "/Library/Python/2…
  • You also need to install the FontTools Python module. RoboFab depends on it.
  • Regarding Red Arrow: I had a user request to add inflection warnings, so I did. I agree it is not a very serious error in most situations. FontLab’s FontAudit only warns about inflections that are close to the start or end of the segment, because t…
  • Theoretically, RoboFab-based scripts should work as-is in Glyphs. Theoretically, because I just tried ThresholdPen and it failed ... (after I got it running, it only leaves empty glyphs in the font)
  • Very nice! The site doesn’t seem to read and display the friendly names for Stylistic Set features, or does it? Unrelated: This almost looks like wrapping paper with a pattern
  • Hrant, I know that you meant it that way, but not sure if Belleve also intended it this way, and Christian’s comment about the non-linear transformation can be interpreted so that he also understood it differently.
  • A font with circular compensation was presented at TypoLabs, and some people seemed to be confused about whether the font itself would contain the displacement and rotation of the glyphs to place them on a circle. The demo fonts on the website don't…
  • Am I understanding this correctly? The typesetting application would place the glyphs on a circle/curve, and pass the local curvature value to the ‘curv’ axis so the font can apply an optical correction to the glyphs, e.g. make the glyphs narrower a…
  • On mobile devices, it’s actually impossible to enter a link except for pasting the raw URL in this form.
  • The same effect can be observed when you ask people to draw well-known logos from memory: https://www.signs.com/branded-in-memory/
  • I remember a case where style-linking from Regular to Bold wouldn’t work in MS Office if the PANOSE weight values weren’t set correctly. It was not fully obvious, but only when printing or reopening a document, I don’t remember exactly, and it was p…
  • It's highly unlikely that you will get two interpolatable masters if you just open 2 TTFs. The TrueType conversion probably didn't keep the outlines compatible. If you can find source files (Glyphs or UFO) for the fonts, it would be much easier. A …
  • For an overview of more phonetic fonts, see this series of blog posts by Christopher Bergmann: https://www.isoglosse.de/2016/06/fonts-for-phonetic-transcriptions/
  • Typolexikon is ‘mit Vorsicht zu genießen’, it’s run by a guy with an agenda, who tends to make up his own terminology. Of course that’s just my personal experience. E.g. I have never read ‘Typometrie’ anywhere else. Typography.guru has a community-…
  • I would expect that font engineers from the same company work according to the same standards, so the choice of person should not matter