modification

Times New Roman License Issue?

I am working on a book proposal that involves the use of a Completely modified version of Times New Roman to be more Appropriate for Display or at Larger Sizes. This is a commercial project with the potential for Wide Distribution so I want to as clear about the legality as possible. Otherwise, I (with a bit of shame) would not really worry about it, but agin this is not that...

I Heavily modified the font, not just computationally through interpolation, but also in more nuanced and pre-meditated ways that literally alter the letter forms at a fundemental level i.e. serifs, bowls, shoulders, etc.

I have attached sample of the original I used and then the altered version(at 3/4 complete).

Original

Display

To modify or to not modify?

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I'm about to buy the Plume Advertising font from Dalton Maag for a project. It is just a slab serif as voluptuous and playful as I need, but I'm with a little doubt.

Considering the specific composition of words below, what do you people think is the best version of "R"? The upper version is the original one, and below is the one I effed up with.

I just can't come to a conclusion on which version better balances the quirky details and the color (disconsidering the shitty kerning used here). Isn't "ALEGRE" looking to much excentric in comparison to "PORTO" in my version?

Hope you can help me! :)

Din Modernization

I did intend to post here before it was finished asking for comments and alike, but now it's done already.
http://www.behance.net/gallery/Din-1451-modernization/7182369

For learning fontlab studio I took my favourite font DIN 1451 and added some ligatures. When the course entitled "Project work" came around I had already set my mind to either doing my own complete font, or modernizing DIN as far as time would allow me to. The course gave me 100 hours, but I likely put in closer to twice that.

Modifying/simplifying Amharic script

I was wondering how one goes about modifying glyphs of the Amharic script to a specific distressed/display style, so it's still understandable to people reading it? I need to make an Ethiopian version of a custom designed latin logotype and would like the Amharic letterforms to retain the look.

Original latin logo:

A quick Amharic version:

Original Amharic script font: