OK, Dear Typophiles, I decided I can’t delay this any longer. Here is a PDF specimen of the changes I made to ITC Mendoza a couple of years ago, as my first exercise in the use of Fontographer. (I’m now learning FontLab.)
I used the font to set my thesis in phonetics—hence the added IPA and mathematical glyphs.
What do you think? Please be honest; I know I have a lot to learn (had even more when doing this). I think it’s best for me not to comment on the details in advance.
The hinting is bad Fog autohinting, so the glyphs may look bad at small sizes on the screen, and even when printed on a laser printer. The thesis was actually output on a Xerox DocuTech (at 600 dpi); it was far from offset quality, but the distortions weren’t as bad as on my Brother laser printer (600 dpi, with resolution enhancement).
Thanks in advance (though it may take a while before I return to work on this font).