font family

Engravers MT - looking for a full font family with lower case that works like Engravers MT

My headline is in Engravers MT (not Gothic, St, Regular or Roman, etc.). I would greatly appreciate a suggestion for a full bodied, serif font that would allow me a full paragraph and several weights in sentence case that could substitute out this font. Engravers MT offers lovely, distinguished, old-fashioned serifs that create a vintage feel. I have found Narziss and Promotor, but I think one or two of these are free and have no varying weights, which is key.

Fetamont - a T1-completion of the metafont logo


When you are familiar with the TeX/METAFONT-world you have probably already seen the logos of METAFONT, METAPOST or METATYPE1. They are made of the following glyphs:

"AEFMNOPST" have been constructed in the METAFONT language by Donald. E. Knuth and "Y1" have been added by the METATYPE1-Team.

I have completed the font in two ways:

  • I have added many glyphs, such that the T1-encoding table is complete now (T1 is also known as the EC- or Cork-encoding)
  • I have added some variants like "light ultracondensed" or "script"

Announcing Hikari


Before the Haas Type Foundry released Helvetica in 1957, constructivist sans serif fonts were classified as Grotesk, a term that reflected the dismissive notion of typesetters in previous times. It was Art Deco and the Bauhaus movement, along with modernist architecture, fresh ideas and stricter shapes in interior design, a style influenced by industrial and technological developments, that made Grotesk fonts more popular over time.

Matching Hebrew and Latin

This post describes how I have created matching Hebrew and Latin for my own font "Mike Hebrew".

I did not add this post to the "Creating a Merger of a Latin and a Non-Latin Font Style" because many of the replies did not deal with designing fonts. Furthermore don't want to be involved in criticizing other people's fonts, other people or to argue about history etc.

This design problem will be different for each kind of Hebrew font. If the Hebrew font is Frank Ruel then the solutions will be quite different to solutions that would be appropriate if the Hebrew font is Levenim. The is NO SINGLE SOLUTION.

What I write here only applies to matching the Hebrew and the Latin letters in my own "Mike Hebrew" font.

Font Family Weights Out of Order


I'm in the midst of building a font family in FontLab and am having some trouble getting the fonts to display in the correct order in font drop-down menus when I finally install them. Sometimes they work, but sometimes they are out of order, which makes it all the more baffling to me.

This family has nine weights, and all the weight names and numbers are pretty standard. I've checked and double-checked and it doesn't seem like I've done anything wrong.

The data for the weights I've entered into FontLab are as follows:

Light (300)
Book (400)
Roman (500)
Medium (600)
Semibold (700)
Bold (800)
Heavy (900)
Black (1000)
Ultra (1100)