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Jens Kutilek


Jens Kutilek
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  • Re: Units per em

    File size increase for my Guru Italic font with 2,893 glyphs (and 1,265 composites) is as follows:


    2048 funits/em = 916 KB (938,232 bytes)
    4096 funits/em = 940 KB (962,928 bytes)
    8192 funits/em = 959 KB (982,232 bytes)
    Are these different fonts using the same amount of points? I know for example that FontLab Studio 5 adds more off-curve points in a TrueType conversion the higher the upm is.

    For Mac OX, 1,000 funits/em is recommended. Apparently, there's a bug that affects PDF output for fonts with different funits/em values.
    That was in the first version of Mac OS X 10.10, and I believe has been fixed in 10.10.1 or 10.10.2. Oh, I see I was mentioned in that forum entry ;)
  • Re: How to make a font in 9 hours

    The video reminded me of my own first steps in a font editor about 20 years ago. But back then it wasn’t so easy to record everything and make a fool of yourself in front of the whole world.

    Publishing video tutorials on Youtube may be a culture we don’t understand. I know when my nephew was  10, he looked up anything he wanted to do with an application in video tutorials, even "how to install a font in inkscape" and "how to scale an image in gimp". People on Youtube thank others for their cool tutorials, so there may be a pressure (attention economy)  to do your own tutorials when you move inside this scene.
  • Re: How to make a font in 9 hours

    It took me under 9 hours each to make a lot of fonts, but I didn’t have to design them at the same time ;)
  • Re: Sound + fonts

    I made some experiments turning contours into waveform loops a while ago: 
  • Re: TrueType-based fonts and post table version 3.0

    Does this autohinting stuff affect other scripts or only Latin?
    Sorry, I haven’t tested other scripts yet.