Yeah, I guess I did read your numbers as internal axis coordinates, with 0 being the default.Adam Twardoch said:I don't think I said 0 should be "default". Have I said this? I thought I said 0 should be "perceived no contrast".Jens Kutilek said:I agree with Frank that the amount of contrast is an integral part of a typeface design.
If a value of 0 (no visible contrast) is the default, as Adam suggests, will we have to design monolinear versions of all typefaces? Will it be reasonable to assume that any typeface should be able to change its contrast completely from conventional to reverse? When is a typeface not itself anymore?
I have seen some pretty complex Glyphs and VFB source files, so I tend to disagree on that. For example, with FF Real all 26 styles of the initial upright release came from one Glyphs file with various glyph replacements and tracking applied via custom parameters.Dave Crossland said:
I can't speak for the authors of the OFL, but it seems to me that if a user obtains a font binary under the OFL, they can pretty easily load it into their font editor and carry on.