No, this isnt about CVTs and links, or alignment zones
and deltas. Those are all very interesting, but thats
not what this section is about. If you want a good primer
on font hinting, see the TrueType
Font Hints was a sporadic column I used to write for
SIL International Publishing Services publication, Impressions.
The idea was to take some font-related topic that pertains
to desktop publishers, and give a brief introduction. Although
that was many years ago, I decided to revive the idea for
my site. This time, though, the topics are targeted to type
designers, articles may be longer, and will be definitely
be more sporadic.
These articles have grown out of my experience teaching others
about type design. They focus on practical issues of using
tools, not on the aesthetics of design. For more formal research
see my Research page.
Brief notes on how I scan samples for import into Fontographer.
Be warned: I do things a bit differently than most others...
Non-Roman font design process outline
[ Coming someday ] How can you design a font for a script
that you cannot read? This outline pulls together the years
of experience I and others in SILs Non-Roman Script
Initiative have had in designing non-latin/non-roman typefaces.
How to draw successful Bézier curves
[ Coming someday ] Drawing good Bézier curves is a
foundational skill. The lack of this knowledge, in my opinion,
is the number one reason why most would-be type designers