[Openfontlibrary] Newbie alert - How to even get started creating
dave at lab6.com
Wed Mar 21 06:51:11 PDT 2007
On 21/03/07, Richard Querin <rfquerin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Where can I find some good information on things like:
> - what free and open source tools are used (inkscape maybe?)
FontForge is the premiere free software font outline editor.Inkscape
is great for making drawing experiments, sure
> - how to get started
Keep searching the web :-)
> - how to properly create ttf files (or some other format if that isn't the
OpenType is the current standard. FontForge allows you to generate
almost all formats of fonts, though.
> - good sources for design advice and general information
Typophile and the new TypeStudent, online. There are some proprietary
books out there too, like 'Designing Type.'
> While I know good font design is probably very very difficult and likely way
> above my head, I'd still like to play around with it. Any information would
> be good.
The OFLB wiki has a lot of links in the External Resources section :-)
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