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Session details

Scotch Modern backstage
OpenType case study of a pan-European text font family

Adam Twardoch

TypeTech FL06 | Palace B
Wednesday 17 September | 16:20 – 17:10

Theme TypeTools by FontLab | Duration: 50 minutes

In this complementary session to Nick Shinn’s “Scotch Modern. Fact and fiction” main conference presentation, Adam Twardoch will share his experiences in defining the OpenType Layout features for Scotch Modern, Nick’s new pan-European text font family. Glyph naming and encoding principles used in Scotch Modern’s multilingual character set (Western, Central European, Cyrillic, monotonic and polytonic Greek plus glyph variants) will be explained, followed by recommendations which features should be included in European fonts. Finally, specific recommendations about the technical implementation of some of the most popular features will be given, taking into account recent advances made by Adobe, Microsoft and Apple.

Speaker details

Adam Twardoch

Product and marketing manager Fontlab Ltd. | Germany

Based in Berlin, Adam Twardoch is working in the field of font technology, multilingual typography, CSS webfonts, Unicode and OpenType. He serves as product and marketing manager at Fontlab Ltd. He also works as a typographic consultant to MyFonts and other clients worldwide. He is member of the ATypI Board and was involved in the organization of four ATypI conferences. Adam has been teaching workshops in font creation in the UK, USA, Germany, Russia and his native Poland. In 2007, he edited the Polish edition of Robert Bringhurst’s book “The Elements of Typographic Style”.

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