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Family matters
Making fonts work as a family using FontLab Studio

Adam Twardoch

TypeTech FL02 | Palace B
Wednesday 17 September | 11:00 – 11:50

Theme TypeTools by FontLab | Duration: 50 minutes

When developing a font family in OpenType format, a number of font parameters needs to be synchronized between the fonts so that applications can “see” the final product as a coherent family. We will discuss several different strategies of approaching the family and style naming and linkning inside a family. We will also discuss the importance of vertical metrics in a family, and will discuss synchronizing them across styles, and about other Font Info parameters that the designer should take care of when preparing the fonts for shipping.

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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