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Session details

Letterfitting in FontLab Studio
Glyph metrics and kerning: present and future

Yuri Yarmola

TypeTech FL05 | Palace B
Wednesday 17 September | 15:00 – 15:50

Theme TypeTools by FontLab | Duration: 50 minutes

In this session we will discuss various productivity tools offered by FontLab Studio in the area of letter fitting and kerning: the Metrics Window, the Classes panel, the measurement line, class kerning, exceptions, expanding and compressing kerning. We will also show an early preview of what improvements the next version of FontLab Studio will bring in this area.

Speaker details

Yuri Yarmola

Vice President R&D Fontlab Ltd. | Russia

Yuri Yarmola began dabbling with fonts in 1989, and designed the first of many font editors and utilities in 1991. He designed and led development of all versions of FontLab and FontLab Studio, as well as a number of other applications published by Fontlab Ltd. He lives and works in St Petersburg, Russia, as Vice President Research & Development of Fontlab Ltd. In 2007, Yuri received the 2nd Linotype Font Technology Award. When not working, he skis on high mountains.

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