Typ09 Mexico City

Speaker details

Ted Harrison

President Fontlab Ltd. | Canada

Dr. Harrison is the president and co-founder of Fontlab Ltd. He has been a member of ATypI for fourteen years and is a member of the board of directors.

Presentation details

Using the EEULAA

Session | Room MIDE
Monday 26 October | 15:55 – 16:15

Duration: 20 minutes

The Electronic End User License Agreement Abstract (EEULAA) is a summary of the most important points of a font’s EULA. In OpenType fonts it resides in a special OpenType table where it can be easily accessed by users, applications and operating systems. It’s purpose is to make EULA information obvious and accessible to users, thereby reducing font piracy and increasing legitimate font sales.

This year Fontlab has started to add EEULAA readers and editors to its product line. The new TransType 4 has a EEULAA reader which allows instant access to license information by anyone who uses it. Fontographer 5 has a EEULLAA editor so that those who create fonts can add their EULA information to them. Both features will be demonstrated.

Type Design 101 - Learning the Basics
(English)

Workshop 53 | Room Anahuac room 2
Friday 30 October | 10:00 – 13:00

Duration: 180 minutes

This all-day workshop will provide an introduction to the mechanics of type design. It assumes some basic familiarity with fonts and some experience in using drawing tools to manipulate Bezier curves. During the course each student will design a small simple font. At the end of the workshop participants will receive a Karen Cheng type design poster. The workshop is presented in four modules: Introduction, Drawing, Metrics, and Preflight. In the introduction we will delve into the structure and function of digital type; see what actually constitutes a font; and learn how to prepare for type design. The second module gets right into the nitty-gritty of glyph drawing. The student will learn about the special tools involved in glyph drawing and will draw and refine some glyphs. By the end of the session they will create a draft font. In the Metrics module the students will learn about proper spacing of characters. We’ll discuss manual and automatic ways to do metrics and kerning and perform them on the draft fonts. The final, Preflight, module will be devoted to conversion of a set of glyphs into a finished font. We will review font formats, encodings, font naming, styles and other font header information. The student will apply these concepts to their draft font and generate a final, usable version.

Son of FOG
(the return of Fontographer)

Session 51 | Room Anahuac room 3
Friday 30 October | 11:00 – 11:10

Duration: 10 minutes

You thought it had died... You thought it was gone forever... You thought wrong.... It’s baaaack! Fontographer, the venerable font editor on which many a typographer cut their eye teeth, has thrown open its coffin, torn off its bandages and returned from the dead! Spiffy new interface; full Mac OS X & Windows XP/Vista compatibility; automatic OpenType, EEULAA, DSIG and more! Don’t miss this whirlwind tour of the new, improved Fontographer 5.

Type Design 101 - Learning the Basics
CONTINUED

Workshop 53 | Room Anahuac room 2
Friday 30 October | 15:00 – 18:00

Duration: 180 minutes

This all-day workshop will provide an introduction to the mechanics of type design. It assumes some basic familiarity with fonts and some experience in using drawing tools to manipulate Bezier curves. During the course each student will design a small simple font. At the end of the workshop participants will receive a Karen Cheng type design poster. The workshop is presented in four modules: Introduction, Drawing, Metrics, and Preflight. In the introduction we will delve into the structure and function of digital type; see what actually constitutes a font; and learn how to prepare for type design. The second module gets right into the nitty-gritty of glyph drawing. The student will learn about the special tools involved in glyph drawing and will draw and refine some glyphs. By the end of the session they will create a draft font. In the Metrics module the students will learn about proper spacing of characters. We’ll discuss manual and automatic ways to do metrics and kerning and perform them on the draft fonts. The final, Preflight, module will be devoted to conversion of a set of glyphs into a finished font. We will review font formats, encodings, font naming, styles and other font header information. The student will apply these concepts to their draft font and generate a final, usable version.

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