Tom Rickner, Bob Taylor

Creating Variable Fonts from Legacy Families

TYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Friday, 07 April | 12:00 pm | Cupola

The dream was to create a tool where you could insert nearly any font family and have a variable font pop out the other end, with virtually no work involved. The reality is not so simple. This talk describes a number of considerations involved in assessing font families for suitability, preparing them for conversion, making the outlines point compatible, and then actually producing high-quality variable fonts that meet the OpenType 1.8.1 standard.

Tom Rickner

Tom Rickner

Director of Studio at Monotype (Madison)

The dream was to create a tool where you could insert nearly any font family and have a variable font pop out the other end, with virtually no work involved. The reality is not so simple. This talk describes a number of considerations involved in assessing font families for suitability,…
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Bob Taylor

Director of Font Technologies at Monotype (Woburn, US)

The dream was to create a tool where you could insert nearly any font family and have a variable font pop out the other end, with virtually no work involved. The reality is not so simple. This talk describes a number of considerations involved in assessing font families for suitability,…

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