Happy to queue this up for Google Fonts; https://github.com/google/fonts/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md lists our typical requirements, and https://github.com/graphicore/librebarcode may be sort of relevant as an atypical font.
Christian Thalmann said:
Dave Crossland said:
lol! Yeah, lobster is popular... I would love to see more companies commissioning designers to extend libre fonts to more scripts, like Latin to Latin Cyrillic and Greek...
I also believe there's the case, Khaled.
I also understood that macO and iOS sorta interpret, rather than faithfully execute, hints, but with the latest "blurry fonts" user outrage I guess maybe something changed.
Alexei Vanyashin has specialized in these kinds of collaborations, the first one I commissioned from him for Google Fonts was Lobster Cyrillic, and he's worked for many foundries on such things over the years since. I highly recommend his services a…
Georg Seifert said:
Would a command line that could do things like ‘draw circle x y r’ make then font ‘hand coded’?
Yes, I believe so - as long as the commands were person authored and not say generated by an autotrace method.
Thomas Phinney said:
One also wonders what the copyright office will say about AFDKO-style GSUB and GPOS code, which seems beyond dispute as to it being software code.
not so fast
Behdad said he thought gpos is Turing Complete, alth…
Rob McKaughan said:
Regarding open-sourcing the entire app (per Dave's suggestion):
The biggest issue blocking this right now is a contractual one: VTT includes components that are under license to Microsoft, and thus we don't have rights to o…
Adobe manage the development of the Noto CJK fonts and release them as Source Han. Only the name is different, and the Latin isn't modified.
It's a fair question if it should be.
However, as you note, the Latin is different to the regular Source …