Font developer, anyone?

anonymous's picture

Friends,

I'd like to make a *very* inexpensive font creation tool in my spare time. Does anyone know:

1) Can a ttf be created from a XML?
2) Can a ttf be generated from a parser of some sort?"
3) Are their any instructions on the web for creating a font (from a back-end point of view?)

Any ideas, references or collaborators would be very welcome!

Thanks,
Brett Jackson
brett@imbrettjackson.com

johnbutler's picture

Wow, I'm surprised no one has mentioned JvR's
amazing TTX yet.

>1) Can a ttf be created from a XML?
>2) Can a ttf be generated from a parser of some sort?"

Yes and yes. See

http://letterror.com/code/ttx/index.html

>3) Are their any instructions on the web for creating a font (from a back-end point of view?)

I'm not quite sure what you mean by this, but
check out http://developer.apple.com/fonts/ .

Good luck!

hrant's picture

Wow, good luck!
My answers to your three questions are: probably; yes; unlikely.

Take a look at http://www.freetype.org
And beware the TT patents...

hhp

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