What if I told you there was a bitmap #font that:
I might work on it a little more, but I'm putting it in the public domain so anyone is free to use it as it is right now. (Unlike most bitmap fonts so far, I've worked on this one for much longer than a day.)
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I'm asking because I'm interested in designing typefaces for more obscure formats where typefaces are currently lacking.
This does make me wonder about when manual hinting is still a necessity. Perhaps for sufficiently complex outlines (although if you go complex enough hinting won't do you any good at all). Designers will talk about doing the hinting as they tweak the outlines, or perform the hinting after the outlines are finished. I personally use the autohinter to fine-tune the placement of my outlines, since the autohinter is brutally mathematical.
To be clear, TrueType autohinting can actually work quite well. I'm using it on one of my text typefaces and it performs almost flawlessly.
PostScript autohinting seems to be a different story though.
Or maybe if that's because their hinting just sucks. There's a few that have drawing issues as well, regardless of whether or not they had hinting.
"Stemming from a commission for retail distribution group Carrefour, Origin Super Condensed fulfilled France’s legal requirement that a food’s geographical origin must be the same point size as its price."
(Sourced from https://www.productiontype.com/family/origin_super_condensed)
Is that actually a legit law? How did that come about?
It's interesting how each type designer has their own peculiarities about how they approach the design of certain letters. You can look at a typeface and see how it might be drawn by a particular person.
For example, Adrian Frutiger likes to draw his Qs with a completely horizontal tail at the baseline that extends from the O. You see this in at least Univers, Frutiger, Avenir, Egyptienne, and Serifa. Meridien is the only exception I know of.
How did I forget "OpenType" and "TrueType", the very names of the de facto font technologies?
i make fonts, and maybe a few other things.
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