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Paul van der Laan

Dat zijn rare foutmeldingen. Probeer inderdaad eerst de andere packages opnieuw te installeren. Als dat niet helpt kan ik je mijn kopie van RF sturen, die werkt prima onder FontLab 5.1.4 (4868) en Yosemite.


Paul van der Laan
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  • Re: Romanée – New Release?

    @Paul van der Laan Try answering questions instead of making evasive remarks and you might just see a big improvement.
    Take a look at yourself – you are the one who is flooding threads with a handful of mantras, little snide remarks, and questions. This forum has become a monologue again just as Typophile before. You are not interested in real dialogs, you just like the sound of your own voice. And it always needs to be the last one too.

    Contrary to what you think I don’t owe you any answer to any of your questions. They are not very interesting to be honest.
  • Re: Romanée – New Release?

    Scott-Martin Kosofsky said:
    hire an attorney.
    Maybe Frank Martinez, since from what I've learned he recently advised another party concerning a JvK revival.
    Excellent advice. Hire an expensive American lawyer for a dispute between two non-US parties.
  • Re: Dutch IJ with dots

    @Artur Schmal: non-connected, just a plain i-j combination in all IBM Plex fonts.

    Lowercase ligated /ij is of little practical use in text typefaces in my opinion.
    But for playful display typefaces, such as the custom typeface we produced for VPRO, I was happy to drawn one along with special fij versions.

  • Re: Should we enable polls on TypeDrawers?

    Polls reduce questions to percentages. I think that stifles discussion and nuance.
  • Re: Pre-digital typeface drawings question.

    Ikarus is great when you already have perfect technical drawings in a large size (~20 cm tall). Then you can digitise these drawings very quickly, and very accurately.

    But to make these kinds of technical drawings is costly – it requires a lot of time and precision from the human hand. Also, in the case of a text typeface it is hard to judge what your shapes are actually going to look like in 8 pt. when you need to draw them first in a big size (in pencil contours!).

    For me, the process of designing type is much more dynamic. I usually sketch my first ideas on paper, and may draw some particular shapes in a bigger size (~8 cm tall) in black ink. Then using a scanner, or sometimes just by looking at the drawings by eye, I digitise these shapes in beziers in a font editor and start building the basic character set step by step. A lot of printing in various sizes is part of the process as well to judge the shapes and the spacing.