Programme

Organizing the family madness

Friday 30 October, 11:40 (40 minutes)

Mr Adam Twardoch, Product and marketing manager, Fontlab Ltd.

Typefaces live in clans and families. Some of them have dozens of fonts, each of them containing hundreds of glyphs, mystically connected to your keyboard through the magic of Unicode and OpenType. It is easy for a user to get lost in this complex web of relationships. Black, bold, medium, regular, light, condensed, narrow, extended, positive, negative, caption, text, subhead, display, Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, punctuation, small cap, ordinal, fraction, swash, alternate. Adam Twardoch will attempt to explain these relationships, show some complex font families and show how the upcoming versions of FontLab products will try to organize and simplify this family madness.