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Jens Kutilek


Jens Kutilek
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  • Re: [OTVar] Changing tracking/HVAR

    Thanks, Peter and Laurence.

    I did some more tests and it seems that indeed it is enough to store one point delta per contour plus the RSB phantom point delta for each glyph. The rest of the points follows along.

    I’ll see if this could be an automatic optimisation in varLib, though it is probably a rare case. If the proposed spacing axis is widely used, it could be built into a font without preparing separate TTFs that would have to be optimized again. It would be easier to make a separate script that could apply this kind of spacing modification to any font.
  • Re: Color will be the new Italic. Color will be the new Bold.

    If the type designer has to determine color (color fonts), make the type user have to select weight and width (variable fonts). Just a shift of responsibility ;)
  • Re: Small caps as a variable font axis in Glyphs?

    I guess you could add an axis with two non-interpolating ranges: 1st range lowercase, 2nd range small caps in place of lowercase. That way you could swap LC against SC without using an OT feature.

    It should be possible by the OT spec, not sure if it makes sense, or if its possible in Glyphs.
  • Re: "Expert" fonts

    This script by Adam Twardoch uses the Python FontTools to "freeze" OpenType features. It could be used to switch on the Small Caps feature permanently.
  • Re: Show me your failures!

    Gotta love how I didn't even bother to finish the lowercase alphabet there ...

    After that I took a break until 2007, when my interest in type design was getting serious. Not that my first attempts in 2007 were much better than those ... ;)