Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-26 Thread Arthur Reutenauer
Cool idea! I don’t believe there are many METATYPE1 fonts drawn with any degree of parameterization (meta-ness)—are there any besides the GUST Antykwa fonts (Toruńska Półtawskiego)? Of course: the Latin Modern fonts are, inheriting from Computer Modern, as is the whole Gyre family. For

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-26 Thread Joel C. Salomon
Arthur Reutenauer wrote: Cool idea! I don’t believe there are many METATYPE1 fonts drawn with any degree of parameterization (meta-ness)—are there any besides the GUST Antykwa fonts (Toruńska Półtawskiego)? Of course: the Latin Modern fonts are, inheriting from Computer Modern, as is

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-25 Thread William Adams
On Jun 19, 2009, at 7:41 AM, Khaled Hosny wrote: On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 11:43:44AM +0200, Mojca Miklavec wrote: 4.) Be prepared to invest a lot of time ... Tell me about it, I started three years ago and I'm nowhere close to my original goal :) I've got over a decade (closing in on a

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-25 Thread luigi scarso
On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:16 PM, William Adams will.ad...@frycomm.comwrote: On Jun 19, 2009, at 7:41 AM, Khaled Hosny wrote: On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 11:43:44AM +0200, Mojca Miklavec wrote: 4.) Be prepared to invest a lot of time ... Tell me about it, I started three years ago and I'm

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-25 Thread William Adams
On Jun 25, 2009, at 10:25 AM, luigi scarso wrote: uh why is it so difficult ? I mean, I understand that can be hard.. but so hard ? I've been drawing every instance of every character I can find at every size --- then for the instances I have all of the sizes I have to regularize them

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-25 Thread Joel C. Salomon
luigi scarso wrote: uh why is it so difficult ? I mean, I understand that can be hard.. but so hard ? From all I’ve learned by lurking on Typophile.com, yes; the $20–40 per weight-style most fonts sell for is quite reasonable given the work required to produce it. William Adams wrote: I've

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-22 Thread Piotr Kopszak
1) draw by hand some glyphs, so you have an objective piece of paper of what you want 2) search on Internet for a font that looks like what you (think) to want 3) starting from this font, make some modifications of glyphs that you have drawn with fontforge or metapost With fontforge, you

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-22 Thread Khaled Hosny
On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 02:15:32AM +, Maurício wrote: Using those options, can I do everything I want with fonts? You can do virtually every thing, I use FontForge mainly for Arabic fonts. Can I ask you what you use to create arabic fonts? They always have a beatifull

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-20 Thread Maurício
I've been doing some searching on how to create my own fonts.  http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/ also really cool are http://unifiedfontobject.org/http://www.robofab.com/http://letterror.com/ I now understand I can: * Use fontforge ascii file or unified font object to describe

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-20 Thread Khaled Hosny
On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 07:07:19PM +, Maurício wrote: I've been doing some searching on how to create my own fonts.  http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/ also really cool are http://unifiedfontobject.org/http://www.robofab.com/http://letterror.com/ I now understand I can:

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-20 Thread Maurício
Using those options, can I do everything I want with fonts? You can do virtually every thing, I use FontForge mainly for Arabic fonts. Can I ask you what you use to create arabic fonts? They always have a beatifull caligraphic style, are they usually done with tools like metafont or you

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-19 Thread Taco Hoekwater
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

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-19 Thread luigi scarso
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

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-19 Thread Mojca Miklavec
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 03:20, 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

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-19 Thread Khaled Hosny
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 11:43:44AM +0200, Mojca Miklavec wrote: 4.) Be prepared to invest a lot of time ... Tell me about it, I started three years ago and I'm nowhere close to my original goal :) Regards, Khaled -- Khaled Hosny Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team Free font

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-19 Thread Khaled Hosny
On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 10:20:43PM -0300, 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. I

Re: [NTG-context] On creating my own fonts

2009-06-19 Thread luigi scarso
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 3:20 AM, Maurí­cio briqueabra...@yahoo.com 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