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Jürgen Willrodt

Managing Director URW++ | Germany

Dr. Jürgen Willrodt studied Physics and Mathematics and got a PhD in theoretical particle physics in 1976. Jürgen joined URW in 1983 as a software developer. His first major development project was the porting of Ikarus from DEC to Sun Unix. He has been the main developer of the Ikarus font production sytem since 1985, developing interpolation, auto-tracing and hinting algorithms as well as special algorithms for Kanji separation. Since 1995 Jürgen is managing director at URW++ Design & Development and responsible for font production and font tools development (Ikarus, DTL FontMaster, DTL OTMaster).

Presentation details

Automating font production processes

TypeTech FM01 | Room Palace B
Thursday 18 September | 09:40 – 10:30

Theme TypeTools by DTL | Duration: 50 minutes

The very versatile and easy to edit Ikarus based file structure of DTL FontMaster, in which the glyph descriptions are cleverly kept separated from metrics and naming info, is tailored for sophisticated organizing and batching font production processes and for which reproducibility and stability are keywords. The following subjects (amongst others) will be explained in detail: Glyph databases: organizing, building, merging and enhancing. Glyph mapping: managing Character Layout files. Name tables: editing UFM and OpenType Layout features files. Metrics: metrics and kern pairs editing/generation. OpenType Layout features: editing features files and automating the features generation. Font generation: batching (with command files).

Editing OpenType fonts
OT Master

TypeTech FM03 | Room Palace B
Thursday 18 September | 12:00 – 12:50

Theme TypeTools by DTL | Duration: 50 minutes

OT Master is a powerful new generation tool for the direct extensive editing of OpenType CFF and TTF fonts, which is available for Mac OS X and Windows. The many functions include the adding and editing of glyphs, the revision of (name) tables, consistency checking and the handling of OpenType Layout features. The following subjects (amongst others) will be explained in detail: Name tables: checking and modifying. Line spacing: checking and modifying. Glyphs: editing and adding. OpenType Layout features: importing a features file. Arabic fonts: creating Arabic fonts including mark positioning.

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