If one has completely designed multiple masters font, with defined instances and prepared for the export (checked for nodes at extremes, curve direction, spacing, kerning, OT features, and all that is to be done in the main project), what else is left to be done after exporting instances and before publishing it.
For now, I only see removing contour overlaps
Is that basically all?
• Open every font in your font editor and inspect every glyph for problems.
• Print every font in your kerning proof and look for problems.
• Test to be sure that the fonts install correctly on Mac and Windows.
• Test to be sure that the fonts work in Adobe apps and MS Office.
How long does this part take for you usually? For a font of ~400 glyphs and the usual set of instances (9 IIRC). I know it varies but is it in terms of hours or days
Also, I have no reliable personal kern proof. Because I didn't study occurrences of various combinations in various languages. I found this one on PangramPangram foundry site:
And this one on Typefacts:
Do you think these could work? I have a relatively small set covering basic Latin and I thought it's easier to kern "all vs all" letters (or classes), then numbers vs numbers, some most important punctuation, etc. than to devise detailed and reliable kern proof. I am also considering outsourcing kerning part, still haven't made decision.