[Openfontlibrary] A tool which help creating font with a lot of glyphs.

Ed Trager ed.trager at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 06:34:00 PST 2008

Hi, everyone,

The other day I ran across Yannis Haralambous' "Fonts and Encodings",
translated by P. Scott Horne, in a local Borders bookstore here in the
U.S. (O'Reilly, September 2007)  This massive tome is a fantastic
piece of work.  Not only does the book provide very in-depth coverage
of Unicode extending very much beyond the topic of "fonts" per se, the
author also provides an excellent section on the history and
development of typography since Gutenberg -- That section alone could
justifiably stand as an independent book all by itself.  Coverage of
Font Lab and FontForge are also provided.  And it appears that
Haralambous has brought to light many little-known aspects and details
of Unicode in a thorougly enjoyable read.  Judging by the excellent
content, I feel the title on the cover of the book is a bit
uninformative: a better title would have been "Fonts and the Unicode
Revolution" or something dramatic like that.  This "brain dump" from
Yannis Haralambous is really great and Horne seems to have done an
excellent job on the English translation (although I have not yet seen
the French language original).  I encourage everyone to check it out:


Here is the original French language title (O'Reilly, April 2004):


Happy New Year to everyone - Ed Trager

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