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TypeTogether

Indices : Foundries : TypeTogether

Founded by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione in 2006. The founders are based in Argentina and Prague (Czech Republic), respectively. From their description:

Jan Middendorp is a Dutch page maker and type writer, living in Berlin, Germany.
He was a literature and theater critic, DJ and b-2-b copywriter before that.
First type interviews: Rudy Vanderlans (1987, de Volkskrant, NL), Neville Brody (1988, MAN Magazine, NL).

Books:
Moving Minds (1999)
Lettered (about Clotilde Olyff, 2000)
Ha, daar gaat er een van mij! Graphic design in The Hague since 1945 (2002)
Dutch Type (2004)
ARK/ABC (about and with René Knip, 2004)
Made with FontFont (with Erik Spiekermann, 2006)
A Line of Type (about Linotype, with Alessio Leonardi, 2006)
Area 2 (co-curator, 2008)
TypeBookTwo – Jeremy Tankard (contributor, 2008)
José Mendoza y Almeida (foreword, translations, 2010)
Playul Type 2 (co-author, 2010)

Indices : Technical Info : Language Coverage

This article is designed to list which languages are supported by corresponding Unicode blocks. The rule used here to list languages is to list under scripts that have either official status or are still in popular usage, ie. Azerbaijani officially uses the Latin script, but many Azerbaijanis still use Cyrillic extensively.

Latin-1:

Albanian
Danish
Dutch
English
Faroese
Finnish
Flemish
German
Icelandic
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Malay
Norwegian
Portuguese
Scottish Gaelic
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Tagalog

Latin Extended-A:*

Afrikaans
Basque
Bosnian
Breton
Catalan
Chichewa
Cornish
Croatian
Czech
Esperanto
Estonian
Fijian
French

Indices : Technical Info : Feature Tags : sups

'sups' is an OpenType feature tag with the friendly name "Contextual Swash". Click here to read the spec from the Microsoft Layout Tag Registry.

Discussion:
OpenType Superiors Feature: Why Do Letters and Numbers Have Different Baselines?

calt

Indices : Technical Info : Feature Tags : calt

'calt' is an OpenType feature tag with the friendly name "Contextual Alternates". Click here to read the spec from the Microsoft Layout Tag Registry.

Discussion:
OpenType Contextual Glyph Replacement
Contextual Swashes for Beginnings
Substitute the First Letter of a Word Using OpenType?

Python Scripts

Indices : Software : Python Scripts

Following is a list of Python scripts for FontLab to aid in the font development process:

fontQA
Interpolated Nudge from Christian Robertson
Font Remix Tools from Tim Ahrens
Automatic Text from Antonio Cavedoni
PixelBrush from Hartmut Bohnacker
OpenType Production scripts from Karsten Luecke

Discussion:

Feature Tags

Indices : Technical Info : Feature Tags

http://www.microsoft.com/OpenType/OTSpec/featuretags.htm

List of Registered Feature Tags:

Feature Tag Friendly Name
aalt Access All Alternates
abvf Above-base Forms
abvm Above-base Mark Positioning
abvs Above-base Substitutions
afrc Alternative Fractions
akhn Akhands
blwf Below-base Forms
blwm Below-base Mark Positioning
blws Below-base Substitutions
calt Contextual Alternates
case Case-Sensitive Forms
ccmp Glyph Composition / Decomposition

ccmp

Indices : Technical Info : Feature Tags : ccmp

'ccmp' is an OpenType feature tag with the friendly name "Glyph Composition/Decomposition". Click here to read the spec from the Microsoft Layout Tag Registry.

Discussion:
Greek All Caps
Are Some Glyphs Rendered Useless in OpenType?
Diacritic marks: Special Design for uppercase, smallcaps and titling?
OpenType and Mac Word 2004

some-serifs

Indices : Terminology : Some-serifs

A term coined by David Berlow to refer to sans typefaces in which "only some of the charaters have serifs."

See also Semi-serif.

Discussion:
The Best Term for a Typeface That Combines Elements of Both Serif and Sans Serif?
How does the serif on a sans-serif i increase legibility/readability?
Berlow's Prelude font

German Type Foundry

Indices : Foundries : German Type Foundry - GTF

GTF is a type label dedicated to serious workhorse and corporate typefaces. It was founded by Ingo Preuss and Andreas Seidel in 2006.

External Links
germantype.com
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Font Starter Packs

Indices : Typefaces : Font Starter Packs

A recommended list of commercial fonts available in affordable collections, usually on CD. Of interest to students and designers looking to begin building a professional typeface collection.

Canada Type Collection 01
Includes Adore, Blackhaus, Coffe Script, Dominique, Flirt, Fontella, Pendulum, Quanta, Runway, Sailor, Torquemada, Treasury, Heathen and Mayfair. - $299.99
Canada Type Collection 02

Superfamily

Indices : Terminology : Superfamily

A superfamily is a set of typefaces released under a common trade name that combines several families across stylistic classes. Members of a typeface superfamily differ not only in weight, width, inclination, optical size and character sets, but also in other design characteristics such as stroke modulation and treatment of serifs — but still share certain other characteristics such as proportions, which allows them to work together. ITC Stone Sans, ITC Stone Serif, ITC Stone Informal and ITC Stone Humanist are four families that form a superfamily.

Discussion:
Multi-font Families?

Indices : Designers : Göran Söderström

Göran Söderström (born 1974) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Founder of the type design studio Autodidakt. Also working at Pangea design with custom type.

Commercial fonts:
The Satura Suite (2010), released by Fountain.
Meadow Condensed (2010), released by Fountain.
Heroine (2009), released by Fountain.
Meadow (2009), released by Fountain.
Flieger (2008), released by Fountain.

Eduardo Manso

Indices : Designers : Eduardo Manso

Autodidakt

Indices : Foundries : Autodidakt

Autodidakt is the type design studio in Stockholm, Sweden, run by Göran Söderström.

Commercial fonts:
The Satura Suite (2010), released by Fountain.
Meadow Condensed (2010), released by Fountain.
Heroine (2009), released by Fountain.
Meadow (2009), released by Fountain.
Flieger (2008), released by Fountain.

Gentium

Indices : Typefaces : Gentium

Gentium is a project of SIL with the self described purpose "to build a free multilingual font to bring better typography to thousands of languages around the globe."

More samples: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=Gentium

Typostrophe

A typographic concern founded by Grant Hutchinson in 2009.

http://typostrophe.com/
http://typostrophe.ca/

Joshua Darden

Indices : Designers : Joshua Darden

Chief designer of Darden Studio, based in Brooklyn, NY. Previously worked with Jonathan Hoefler at Hoefler & Frere-Jones and started his own foundry in 2004.

Typefaces:
Freight Big
Freight Display
Freight Text
Freight Micro
Freight Sans
Jubilat
Birra
Omnes
Omnes Pro
Corundum Text

Site: http://www.dardenstudio.com/

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