Trusting Your Eyes · Planning Your Project · The EM Square · Installing FontForge · Configuring FontForge · General UI Introduction · Using the FontForge. This book has been produced to help make the process of type design available to anyone. Type design is visually complex as well as. FontForge is an open source program which allows the creation and modification of fonts in many standard .. Or you can create hints manually—the easiest.

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Free forum by Nabble. It would take a reasonable time to read the whole thing i. A few immediate observations.

In reply to this post by Dave Crossland. I’m also curious where the magic number of pages comes from. Looking at the original website innot much has changed but it’s gotten very much inflated and needs to be restructured.

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Pretty much the whole process from introduction to fontforge and terminology to the final, working font. In reply to this post by Khaled Hosny And would someone volunteer to write some kind fonrforge style guides for source itself. That is exactly what I’m suggesting. If you missed it, I posted a sketch outline of how I would like fontvorge rewrite the documentation:.

I agree about the scope stuff; I personally think we ought to keep away from the making-fonts-look-good material — but do so in favor of hosting that sort of stuff at an application-neutral site like OFLB. The only other use case I can think of that isn’t covered is someone who needs to use FF once, for one task, like generating a font from source, or making distribution builds scripts etc ; we could probably cover that in FAQ links into fontfrge Manual.


Manua user currently using Fontforge. Having talked up Fontforge with some other graphic designers this summer, the big hurdle is getting users up to speed on the differences between FF’s editor and a “standard” vector graphics app. The focus is getting started on making fonts, so some extra detail will be pulled out and stuck in other articles and so on. Sky is a better starting point IMO.

That’s a lengthy process: By the way, should I just post the outlines and plans to this repo or should I put up the new site that’s in the works maanual Yeah; otherwise we’ll end up with indices, which sort of sounds like a recipe for reader confusion.

In reply to this post by Brian Zick.

One of the major failing of the current documentation is that it doesn’t address any of this, and just throws out basic “here are the tools” descriptions. That said, I also made a theme to match Ubuntu Precise: On 13 August Manaul second one would be trickier, since it would involve someone with Fontlab experience writing about the differences.

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We’d probably have a hard time finding two people that agree on exactly where to draw those lines, of course. But its a corner case.

fohtforge On Mon, Aug 13, at Also, as I stated before, I object to trying to merge the user manual, help reference, and develop docs into a single outline.

Also, Adwaita has succeeded Clearlooks what the Sky theme integrates with in Gnome 3. In reply to this post by Khaled Hosny-2 On 13 August I am going to admit that I prefer the Adwaita theme because it’s more “vanilla” in flavor than the Sky theme.

I’ve been using the egtk theme from elementary and that would be my preference. What do you envision the bibliography covering? Anyway, Dontforge going to get started slowly rewriting it all to fit in that scheme. If you missed it, I posted a sketch outline of how I would like to rewrite the documentation: I see what you mean. In reply to this post by Nathan Willis-4 On 13 August Should we then purposely group them?


I agree the screenshots should show the default theme, and that the default theme should change before creating the screenshots: I would say it roughly breaks down by user role which I know is frighteningly similar to one of those weird “UI designer” buzzword approaches: In reply to this post by Michal Nowakowski.

But as to the theme in question should it be: But I also made it, so take that with a grain of salt. But, I shall say I’m not sure it’s gonna happen.

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A bit like the “tutorial” now, but covering things more clearly. The Adwaita theme I made should be updated a bit to use some of the new options, and it needs to be updated for a few other reasons regardless. It’s a standard length for books Possibly manuzl, possibly patches.

Both the Adwaita and Sky themes are good candidates for a new default theme. On Mon, Aug 13, at 4: Especially when you throw in things like Spiro. Looks more generic and has better “contrast distribution” to me, of course – this means I see clearly what I need to see distinct, and I’m not hit by excessive contrast where it’s unneeded. Categorizing the links will probably keep the different subjects straight.