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pthomas505
Posts: **54**

Hello,

I am hoping to find help understanding how to hint a font that I started work on a long time ago. The design is very simple and minimal. It is monospace, sans-serif, and all of the stem widths are the same. Every line is straight and at an angle of 0 degrees, 45 degrees, or 90 degrees. It is intended for use without grayscale or color antialiasing.

I recently put the work that I have done to date in a public GitHub repository here: https://github.com/pthomas505/fonts and the current iteration of the design is here: https://github.com/pthomas505/fonts/tree/main/fonts/family_name/monospace/size1/design_2.

I am attempting to do the hinting with TrueType, preferably on Linux, but I am also open to using Windows. I have played around with xgridfit and Microsoft Visual TrueType, and a long time ago with FontLab. The biggest difficulty that I am having is figuring out how to get the diagonal stem widths to match the horizontal and vertical stem widths as closely as mathematically possible at every point size.

Is this an appropriate place to look for assistance with this kind of question, or if not, could someone maybe point me to one that is?

Thank you kindly for your time.

I am hoping to find help understanding how to hint a font that I started work on a long time ago. The design is very simple and minimal. It is monospace, sans-serif, and all of the stem widths are the same. Every line is straight and at an angle of 0 degrees, 45 degrees, or 90 degrees. It is intended for use without grayscale or color antialiasing.

I recently put the work that I have done to date in a public GitHub repository here: https://github.com/pthomas505/fonts and the current iteration of the design is here: https://github.com/pthomas505/fonts/tree/main/fonts/family_name/monospace/size1/design_2.

I am attempting to do the hinting with TrueType, preferably on Linux, but I am also open to using Windows. I have played around with xgridfit and Microsoft Visual TrueType, and a long time ago with FontLab. The biggest difficulty that I am having is figuring out how to get the diagonal stem widths to match the horizontal and vertical stem widths as closely as mathematically possible at every point size.

Is this an appropriate place to look for assistance with this kind of question, or if not, could someone maybe point me to one that is?

Thank you kindly for your time.

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## Comments

2372372371,391245https://typedrawers.com/discussion/4622/a-new-graphical-editor-for-truetype-hints/

543393395454237542,746I will admit it has been almost 30 years, so I might be remembering that incorrectly. I bet Greg knows!

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