New Dimensions in Type Engineering

Werner Lemberg

Werner Lemberg

Software Developer (Vienna)

Werner Lemberg is a software developer with special interest in typography and fonts.  He has written various packages for LaTeX (e.g., the CJK package for typesetting various Asian scripts) and was the maintainer of GNU troff for many years.  Since 20 years he has been part of the FreeType project (a library for rendering fonts), being its maintainer today.  Six years ago, he started ttfautohint, a small program to auto-hint TrueType fonts that provides support for an ever-growing number of scripts.

In another life, Werner is a professional musician working as a teacher in both Salzburg (University Mozarteum) and Vienna (Prayner Conservatory).

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Sascha Brawer

Software Engineer, Google (Switzerland)

As part of Google’s internationalization team, Sascha aus der verschneiten Schweiz works on text rendering and fonts.

The ‘noto-hinted’ project

Commissioned by Google, the ‘noto-hinted’ project (set up at github) was the driving force behind ttfautohint in the last two years.  The goal is to provide good automatic hinting for the Noto font family, covering a large set of scripts.  The talk describes the history and setup of the project, together with possible future enhancements.

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