My name is Michel Kern, I'm a newcomer/newbie to font design and implementation. Before deciding to give a try at type founding, I was "just" a plastic art amateur (drawing, calligraphy, engraving, photography, clay modelling) you can it with my logo and on my portfolio (michel-kern.com).
In fact I decided to start using FontForge for three reasons:
- First, I found a very simple tutorial to create a font from scratch (type "komankonfé police" in YouTube, it's a french video)
- Second I had the idea to search for "Braille" on DaFont and was surprised to see that there was 15 braille fonts published
- Third, while looking at the Braille fonts on DaFont, I was asking myself if I could find a new and original idea for this niche. Shortly after I thought: "hey, this reminds me the game of Go". Then I decided to design and implement a braille font based on Go game look (black/white stones and goban grid)
Here is a sample of the font (made with InkScape and FontForge):
I've submitted the font to "MyFonts" thet 23th of this month. No reply until then, so I don't know if they could be interested or not and if the quality / originality / esthetic requirements are met so they accept it. I think that if they don't reply, I will submit it to DaFont, with a "Free for Personal use" license.
Of course your feedback and advices are very welcome (but I would like you to take into account that I'm a beginner in the field)