Questions about font packaging, hinting and non-responsive maintainer process
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Mar 6 03:04:34 UTC 2015
Alexander Ploumistos wrote:
> 1. He uses a program called Fontographer by Fontlab  which
> apparently includes a couple of algorithms for autohinting. He said
> that it would be a huge task to do the hinting manually for such a
> large number of glyphs, so it's all done by the software.
Ewww, a proprietary autohinter. I think we are much better off shipping the
unhinted version then, letting the Freetype autohinter do its job. Shipping
the output of proprietary tools is frowned upon, because it means you cannot
exercise your right to modify the font without the proprietary tool at hand.
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