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Font Bakery: Gathering font engineering knowledge while improving a large collection of libre fonts

Felipe Sanches

Typography is a complex topic, and there are there are plenty of ways that a digital font can malfunction. Font Bakery aspires to become the ultimate font checking tool. To reach that goal, the project is structured as a collaborative compilation of font engineering knowledge and best practices.

This talk will discuss the challenges in gathering font engineering knowledge, and compiling it in a manner that is both effective for the implementation of automated quality checks, and simple and easy to grasp for type designers. We'll also share insights into git-based workflows for the development of libre fonts.


2 years, 3 months ago

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