“How to build a #Font library on a budget.”
Just finished Katie Holten's "The Language of Trees: A Rewilding of Literature and Landscape." It's a compilation of reflections on and insight about #trees and (humanity). A wide variety of authors are featured, from scientists to poets to activists to journalists and more. And it has a #font made of trees!
"To create a font from scratch in English you’ll be looking at around 840 glyphs (a glyph being a single representation of a given letter) to cover all languages based on the Latin alphabet. For #Japanese, as a result of the different writing systems and countless Kanji, you will be looking at 7,000–16,000 glyphs or more. So, creating a new #font in Japanese requires both an organized team effort and a lot more time than its Latin counterparts"
I am now fighting with the #Qt font system trying to load the TASA #font that we have been recommending me.
I don't know exactly what is going on but it is awfully. Most of the weights are aliased really badly.
Something related to #PySide6, or to font hinting, or maybe to the font otf format itself ....
I am using stylesheets which prevent all the tricks with QFont. And font loading is just `QFontDatabase.addApplicationFont(fileName)`, with no control on how the font is loaded whatsoever ...
#TfL Freedom of Information release:
Cost of Johnston 100 #Font
"The cost to create Johnston 100 was £52,800 and included the complete redraw of the entire font family for traditional print use and new digital versions."
#London #Transport #FOIA #Urbanism
Also if there is any #typography #font enthusiasts that love recommending fonts to people, I have the above application that is currentlyon the overused Roboto font for now but I'm ready to change it early for something better. I'm not very good at picking fonts, usually going for the most popular work to avoid picking something that could look off.
Got me to also install the Stylus #Firefox extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/styl-us/) to update some frequented sites to use it too.
J'ai encore beaucoup de travail à faire (ponctuation, signes diacritiques, caractères accentués, caractères "étrangers", ligatures communes, ligatures inclusives) mais je peux déjà écrire des trucs biens...
I've still got a lot of work to do (punctuation, diacritical marks, accented characters, 'foreign' characters, common ligatures, french inclusive ligatures) but I can already write some good stuff...
For a new game I'm working on in godot I drew a font in aseprite, how do I export that font into a font file with the exact pixel size and distance between lines and characters?
A quick detour on my new #Slimbook laptop set-up adventure sent me into the land of the tweak.
• don’t be stupid like me and forget to use `--append` when calling `usermod`
• made my #tty all pretty
• how to disable hibernate (S4)
• #GTK apps (esp. #Firefox) to integrate #KDE #Plasma
• enabled spell and grammar checking
• found new #emoji and console #font
• I lost a key (not really)
#OpenDyslexic and some other fonts really make it easier to identify letters and help people read.
***Font nerd alert**
I am looking for *non-monotype* fonts with tabular figures/numbers where the width of the minus symbol (u2212) exactly matches the width of the en quad (u2000) and the width of numbers. This is the case for example for Calibri/Carlito.
For such a font, these should line up perfectly:
(the minus is a u2212 and the spaces are u2000, but not sure if this may get lost when posted here).
Hey typographers and designers! Can I pick your brains for a tattoo idea?
It’s from Isaac Asimov’s classic 1956 short story “The Last Question,” and will be in the form of two tattoos, one on each bicep just above the t-shirt sleeve line.
Right arm: “HOW CAN THE ENTROPY OF THE UNIVERSE BE REVERSED?”
Left arm: “THERE IS AS YET INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR A MEANINGFUL RESPONSE.”
Swiss typeface designer Adrian Frutiger, who died OTD in 2015, influenced the direction of type design in the second half of the 20th century https://cromwell-intl.com/open-source/font-config-warnings.html?s=mb #font #Linux
Ich vermute, dass es gar kein #Font ist. Das wird vermutlich ein Grafiker speziell für diesen Zweck entworfen haben. Oder das "H" ist eine Initiale. Aber wie gesagt mir ist auf Anhieb kein Font bekannt der dem Schriftzug gleicht.
Such mal bei Google "Font Schreibschrift" und dann viel Spaß beim suchen 😉
Made myself a font out of Warhammer-decals to use in my pictures.
Some of the wider symbols are using two characters, else they would have been too tiny and lose detail.
It's not perfect, but it'll add a bit convenience to my drawing-process.
#Warhammer #Warhammer40k #Font #WH40k #WarhammerCommunity #Decals
"La sua propensione piuttosto aggressiva alle acquisizioni di tantissime altre aziende del settore ha portato nel tempo molti esperti di tipografia a ritenere che quello dei font sia, sostanzialmente, un monopolio detenuto da Monotype, che grazie alle sue dimensioni definirebbe gran parte delle condizioni di distribuzione e tariffazione del settore."
This service allows you to visually compare and match a user-specified external web #font with a visually similar and system-accessible analog. As a result, it gives a set of values for the #CSS rule 'font-family'.
The goal of the service is to offer native analogs of external fonts to save traffic, simplify layout and reduce dependencies on external CDNs like #Google.
Not generally a big fan of the newspaper, but the German FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) has a nice #font.
Seems to be "Golden Sans", which comes surprisingly cheap.
I'm unreasonably pleased that after holding onto a whole lot of #typefaces that we paid plenty of money for 20+ years back, I have now been able to convert nearly all of them, including PostScript, into the current OpenType format with FontXChange (paid).
Intel Updates its Popular Open Source Mono Font
I think it's done. Like, really done. If you can't make an interesting TUI application with this character set and font, I can't help you. Good news for people sick to death of my obsessive hyper focus on getting the font right, anyway -- my brain is satisfied with it. It's legible, it's flexible, it's got decent Latin character support for pan-European languages, it's got a bunch of ASCII art and TUI symbols, it's got maths support. It's everything I wish MS-DOS had back in the day.
#retrocomputing #z80 #cpm #commandline #tui #programming #font
I found this cool stencil font that looks like the paint is old and about to flake off.
Someone has started using my weather icon font again, created some years ago. They are hand drawn and meant for use on black and white e-paper screens. I have no idea as to what they are used for now.
Adobe and Microsoft break some old files by removing PostScript font support
New liked #link: "Cursor.otf beat" - Cursor.otf beta is a font by Lieberman Kiepe Reddemann that allows you to use the MacOS system cursors as a font in your favourite desktop publishing program to imply interaction or events in website sketches.
#Css #Font • #Otter
"My favorite symbol would be a good font of type, where the impeccable long-primer rejects nothing... The font is about the same forever. Democratic art results of democratic development, from tinge, true nationality, belief, in the one setting up from it."
Not sure I'm down w/ (or totally understand) that last bit, but there you are. Came across it last night while reading his essay "An Old Man's Rejoinder."
While working on the Mr Masking book, Pupila got him to paint a full character set in his distinctive style.
If anyone is interested in turning this into a functional #typeface for the benefit of his surviving family then please let me know.
Alternatively, you can contact Alfredo at Pupila directly via the email address given on today's post about Mr Masking and his work: https://bl.ag/the-magic-of-mr-masking-costa-ricas-king-of-tape/
Après la Libre Caslon, voici la Libre Caslon Condensed créée par Ertekin Erdin
Je ne connaissais pas ces façons de traiter les polices de caractère dans les pages HTML.
Je remarque que quand j’essaye de reproduire l’élément <link> pour lier directement une police préchargée  sans passer par un serveur HTTP ça n’aboutit pas.
En revanche les versions CSS marchent très bien. Sûrement histoire de sécurité vu que Firefox 102.13.0esr gère déjà le préchargement des polices .
🆕 blog! “Shakespeare Serif - an experimental font based on the First Folio”
Disclaimer! Work In Progress! See source code. I recently read this wonderful blog post about using 17th Century Dutch fonts on the web. And, because I'm an idiot, I decided to try and build something similar using Shakespeare's first folio as a template. Now, before setting off …
Learned something neat at yesterday's @a11ytalks webinar, presented by Meggan Van Harten.
The province of British Columbia, Canada, commissioned a font named BC Sans, designed to include characters and syllabic glyphs for Indigenous languages in B.C.
A great service of the province government for the people of B.C.
Also, by the way, the font passes the I/l/1 test (the three characters being easily distinguishable)!
Für welchen #Font hättet ihr euch entschieden?
Fedizens, please present me with your finest, worst, best, funniest, most serious #fonts! I want to enter the font scene and need something crazy.
Hellvetica? Absolutely! That one font where every character is an animal, yessir!