On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Taco Hoekwater <t...@elvenkind.com> wrote:

> Maurí­cio wrote:
> > I've been doing some searching on how to create my own fonts. If
> > possible, I would like to be able to write my own program to
> > at least draw glyphs, even if I have to resort to other tools
> > to describe hinting, kerning and ligatures.
> >
> > My current knowledge is this. I read that OpenType fonts are
> > actually Type 1 fonts embedded in an archive.
> Not exactly, and there is a much simpler way to create fonts,
> by using the open source font editor fontforge to do the hard work.
>  http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/
> There are two options: you can use the python scripting support of
> fontforge to generate fonts directly (all font types !) or you can
> create an SFD file (fontforge's internal storage format, which is just
> plain ASCII) and use fontforge itself for the final tuning.
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