Belleve Invis said:
As for CFF, its stack-based language is a disaster for font implementation, especially for embedded devices. So if you want a new format? Take these features:
* Plain interpretation (no programming languages)
* High-level …
Malcolm Wooden said:
Still some big issues to resolve.
* Do they make things easier for the client?
* Do they save time, resources and money for the client?
* Do the enhance the clients' brand?
Parametric Variable Fonts do all three …
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 is low, there are so many people out there who ca…
Based on the specifications, all TrueType fonts are also OpenType fonts, but only a very small percentage of OpenType fonts are also TrueType fonts.
This is not right, in my opinion.
All TrueType fonts are valid as OpenType fonts, but that is b…
As reported by Georg Seifert of GlyphsApp and Joel Galeran of FontSelf, it seems none of the OpenType color font formats support cymk or spot colors for reliable printing of color fonts, but there is a big demand for this.
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.