[Openfontlibrary] new release of the Ubuntu titling font
moyogo at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 14:36:15 PST 2008
On Jan 5, 2008 7:00 PM, Dave Crossland <dave at lab6.com> wrote:
> On 05 Jan 2008 08:33:32 -0800, George Williams <gww at silcom.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-01-05 at 04:48, Victor Gaultney wrote:
> > > Fonts, themselves, are also often the best 'source' for a font,
> > > and can be more useful to developers in free environments than the
> > > proprietary sources used to develop the font in the first place.
> > I tend to think that way too.
> > However people have pointed out that not all data are stored in the
> > tradition font. We could add them.
> This is genius :-)
> > FontForge can create a separate table in which it throws some metadata
> > that might be relevant for future editing of the font. It current
> > includes things like comments and colors. Dave indicated that guidelines
> > would be a good thing to include as well.
> > Anything else that should go there?
> Um, everything :-) A few things off the top of my head:
> * Multiple background layers spring immediately to mind. (though FF
> doesn't support them, I hope it might one day, and FontLab has them,
> so they might be in a UFO (Erik? :-))
> * The "FONTLOG" of OFL fonts.
> * The "stroke source" if the font is stroke based, made with metafont
> or kalliculator for example
Meaningful names of features, anchors and what not would be useful too.
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