Fonlab tutorials

Joostmarcellis's picture

I'm pretty new at working with fontlab, and i have been searching the web for tutorials, the manual is horrible, 'learning fontlab fast' was usefull but lacks depth (and is a complete eyesore). I found some usefull stuff on youtube, but i need more before i can continue.

does anyone know if there are better tutorials that provide a little more depth?

for instance with class kerning and metrics (i'm allergic to code, but this looks doable), is anyone actually using that? Cause it looks like a great way to get the basics right, but i'm not sure if i will be able to undo it without ruining what i did so far.

some help please

Domenico's picture

Here's a nice detailed video tutorial on class kerning: http://www.vimeo.com/681300. I found it useful for myself. The are also some videos on OpenType ligatures on the same Vimeo channel.

"i'm not sure if i will be able to undo it without ruining what i did so far"
In that case just make a copy of your .vfb file and work with that until you're confident to go back to your original file. That's what I do, especially when I'm trialling out something new.

Domenico.

Joostmarcellis's picture

thanks so much for the help, and the tip of course making a copy is the way to do it, what was i thinking

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