A TrueType font, an OpenType font, and so on, encodes characters as a series of curved lines that go from one point to another.
The fact that one is using a visual tool for specifying those lines… (View Post)
Absolutely, therefore, where natural languages have adopted glyph shapes for their letters from the IPA, they should have proper support in any typeface claiming to support those language… (View Post)
Somehow I don't think that having IPA text in Caslon, while the normal text is in Times or Univers, will lead people to think that the IPA glyph that looks like the Latin lowercase g might… (View Post)
A famous essay by Beatrice Warde used the metaphor of the ideal wine glass to illustrate the function of typography. She argued that typography should be, effectively, invisible, serving to unobtrusi… (View Post)
Well, I'm assuming that a font should be designed to work perfectly in the programs that are already existing out there, from WordPad on up.
If they don't correctly implement the standard… (View Post)