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Birdfont is free software program that creates fonts in several formats. It's mainly focused on web fonts.
The Arts University College at Bournemouth
The Arts University College at Bournemouth, established in 1885 as a specialist institution, is a leading University College offering high quality specialist education in art, design, media and performance across the creative industries.
Their website is: http://www.aucb.ac.uk/
Those who write or have written about typography.
John D. Berry
Rob Roy Kelly
Philip B. Meggs
The main categories of the VOX system are:
The Black letters
The Gaelic types
The Non-Latin Typefaces
Following is a list of names and their correct pronunciations (using English orthography).
This is a wiki: please contribute!
Arnold Boecklin: AR-nollt BOKE-lin [ˈaːnolt bøklˈin]
Antique Olive: on-teek uh-LEEV
Cochin: co-SHAN [koˈʃɛ̃ː]
Eurostile: æu-ro-STI-le (true?)
Fette Fraktur: FET-uh FROK-tour
Helvetica Neue: Helvetica noy-a
Neutraface: NOY-trah FACE
Vitesse: vih-TESS (or v-TESS)
Specifics on Diacritics:
See also Characters.
Character design standards @ Microsoft
Data on Languages @ Institut of Esthonian Language
Diacritics Project. All you need to design a font with correct accents
Gaultney, J. Victor: Problems of diacritic design for Latin script text faces, 2002
Polish Diacritics How To?
Indices : Geography
Indices : Johannes Gutenberg
(circa 1398 - Feb 3, 1468) Inventor of the letterpress printing technique using metal alloy movable type and a press. He is accredited with producing the first western book using this technique, the "42-Line" (aka "Mainz" or "Gutenberg") Bible. His letterpress printing technique was an amalgam of different technologies available at the time including wine presses and metal alloys.
See also Johann Gutenberg
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What About Sharing Fonts?
Graphic Designers and computer users often ask, "what's wrong with sharing font files?" The truth is that there may not be anything wrong with the situation. But the answer to the question requires much thought and consideration.
Fonts are software, and software is generally used according to terms set out by its author. If the author does not want anyone to ever use his software under any circumstances, he probably will never share it with anyone. But, should he choose to let it out into the world, he would be wise to consider how he would like to to be used.
Indices : Alphabetties
An unorganized group of highly organized women whom all share a love of type and typography.
Current members are as follows:
A small format Brazilian typographic magazine packed full of great visual content.
Alexander S. Lawson taught typography at Rochester Institute of Technology from 1947 to 1977. His most well-known work is Anatomy of a Typeface (David R. Godine, 1990), still a much recommended book among type aficionados.
In late 2009 a blog archive was developed to honor & document his life's work.
Died: Sun City, Florida, 2002
ATypI announced its second type design competition, Letter.2. Submissions open on April 4, 2011.
Find out more at www.letter2.org
Type design (strictly)