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Johannes Neumeier

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  • Language is thought. I think the term stroke is just the one end of the equation. Why it sticks around as a valid and useful term is less because of writing and more because of seeing.
  • So indeed I've been developing this further. As I explained to @Stuart Sandler the plugin is essentially "backend only" right now, and for two sites I use it in I coded a customized front end that actually renders the license selections in different…
  • What I meant was that couldn't you duplex the interpolations, so any axis would be split between the number of non-interpolable original fonts, e.g. font A interpolating between 0-49 and font B between 50-100. As you rightly point out the optimizati…
  • A good reason for designing and testing with font fallbacks is also this: Tracking blockers like Ghostery prevent web font download from places like TypeKit. Web fonts served via CORS are also a privacy concern, because the serving of web fonts can …
  • Just an observation: You have closed apertures and horizontal terminals, and open apertures and vertical terminals. Although the logical extreme, maybe something in the middle ground offers less trodden solutions to be discovered. In the end this …
  • I've only used some low end prototyping machines, so forgive my ignorance. Do all CNC machines actually use movement path based input, or do you even need the actual movement paths? I recall the Roland machine I used accepted even pixel images and w…
  • I agree with @jeremy tribby. Type designers focus so much on the design space implications of variable fonts, but I imagine the driving force for adaptation is and will be simply the performance gain and complexity reduction on the web.
  • I had considered making physical copies available in one form or another eventually, and at no profit so, since some of the image material was granted for fair use in a research publication only. Alas, I have not gotten around to it. However, I hav…
  • I've written my master’s thesis on designing a typeface specifically for the use in screen interfaces. That is a somewhat different focus, but overlaps in many aspects with general type design for screen, so some of the chapters might it be well wor…
  • What is uneasy about the 'a' is the round and bouncy bowl that also moves upwards where it leaves the stem. It is set apart from all the rigid vertical/horizontal constraint in all other letters by showing liveliness and visible tension, something u…
  • Filip Zajac said: I am interested It is launched and available for download from the Wordpress plugin registry, or simply in your Wordpress admin area go to Plugins > Add New > Search for: "Fontsampler" > Install > Activate …
  • Andreas Stötzner said: For readers not familiar with German this makes sense. But for us the recognition of Schlicht or Friedrich or Schokolade in the depictions above is without difficulty because we are familiar with the Wortbild (the word’s visu…
  • Jeremy Dooley said: I dare to dream of a world where technology unshackles creators from those who do not provide value more than what technology provides. A decentralized marketplace, curated by what we now call a distributor. When creators keep t…
  • Blockchain yadayada here or there, the two big problems are: The practical implications of embedding such licensing information in a font on purchase and having all major players do so across the industry. And solving the case of end users with mali…
  • Jens Kutilek said: You could try to set the line-height CSS property explicitly if you haven’t done so already. Wow, I did not think that would actually overwrite the font metrics. It even unifies the line height for the same font with d…
  • Independent of what editor you use the Glyphs tutorial section has this great write up with a comparison of how those different sets of metrics values play together - and how you can apply different strategies in terms of visual compatibility across…
  • jeremy tribby said: Tangential question, but I wonder about it every time Cyrillic comes up -- does anyone know if there are plans for an English translation of "Book of Letters"?   @jeremy tribby I've bought it without understanding a w…
  • Okay, I totally see how it makes business sense to use that clause to nudge the offering one way or another in terms of potential customers. Thanks for elaborating in such detail, always good to know not just the what but the why and how you arrive…
  • @JoyceKetterer Fair enough. I guess the reason I pointed it out is because it's a requirement that most people won't follow up with even if obligated to by the EULA, let alone do people know how to do it. I send you a pm to illustrate the point.
  • Also, if you copy your generated fonts to "/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts" they will update while the Adobe program remains open. So you can have a InDesign document with text, export the font from your editor, and switch back to InDesign …
  • The difference between compressed and condensed seems understandable, but personally I never sure which is the more wide: Extended or wide, and likewise expanded or wide, they both fall short in relation to one another.
  • For me two settings would be interesting. 1) Interpolate between existing kerning and script kerning. So you can start with no kerning, or use any rough or refined, or previously created kerning, and interpolate between that and what the script giv…
  • Congratulations on a very interesting thesis project! It is great to see also the background experiments you did before the typeface, like the "OK" trials, and the notion of how emoji interpretation depends very much on operating system context and …
  • The punctuation marks could use more weight for coding use, they seem too light and too indistinct all over. In the code samples I find the slanted much nicer to read than the roman, actually; the words just form more easily without the rigid boxy a…
  • Couldn’t license allowances be tracking usage on a per month basis, automatically discerning out of action devices with no longer accessed installations?
  • In cases of revivals I understand the need to differentiate between different releases of similar design or namesake. When some foundries do this as a matter of principle for all their releases then this kind of blunt force marketing seems so off-pu…
  • Mike Duggan said: Flash? Thunder. ... more on topic: Using flash to get the system installed typefaces is nifty, but a) doesn't seem to work consistently (some get rendered, others remain default styled) and b) you will use a looot of p…
  • The relative weight of bolds and lights is also influenced by the use case. For example a bold geared towards screens use might be more explicitly dark to convey a proper weight increase on any number of resolutions and rendering algorithms, whereas…
  • The stroke weight seems to vary by three groups, from too heavy to too light: Diagonals, verticals, round glyphs. So V looks too dark compared to H, but O looks to light compared to H. This is equally visible in the lowercase, and in the text at sma…
  • Without retraining the network some quick tests seem to mostly point you towards "potential" kerning pairs. Aside from the p% value I'd much more like to know how confident the script is about the amount it suggest a pair should be kerned - is it, b…