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Automation in font production

Atilla Korap

TypeTech TT11 | Palace A
Thursday 18 September | 15:00 – 15:50

Theme TypeTech by ATypI | Duration: 50 minutes

This presentation will be about the benefits and possibilities of automation in font development. It will show what needs to be taken into consideration before automating font development tasks. Possible approaches to automated tasks as well as examples will be discussed. An overview of tools and approaches will be given. The presentation will cover many steps of font development, starting from the workfile organisation and ending with font generation.

Speaker details

Atilla Korap

Manager Font Development Linotype GmbH | Germany

Atilla Korap was born in Manisa (Turkey) in 1974. He grew up in Marburg (Germany) before moving to Frankfurt in 1994. He studied political science and computer science at the “Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität” and later at the “Fernuniversität Hagen.” He joined Linotype as an intern in 2000 before becoming the full time “Font Technology Specialist” in 2002. His responsibilities include defining font production processes, developing software for automation, advising customers on workflows regarding the use of fonts, and briefing developers on new font technologies.

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