Design With FontForge

A book about how to create new typefaces using FontForge

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  1. Introduction
  2. What Is A Font?
  3. Trusting Your Eyes
  4. Planning Your Project
  5. The EM Square
  6. Installing FontForge
  7. Using the FontForge Drawing Tools
  8. Drawing with Spiro
  9. Creating ‘o’ and ‘n’
  10. Font info & metadata
  11. Word Spacing
  12. Creating Your Type’s DNA
  13. Capital letters
  14. Line Spacing
  15. Punctuation and Symbols
  16. Completing the Lower Case
  17. Diacritics and Accents
  18. Numerals
  19. Bold
  20. Italic
  21. Spacing, Metrics and Kerning
  22. Making Sure Your Font Works, Validation
  23. The Final Output, Generating Font Files
  24. When Things Go Wrong With FontForge Itself
  25. Designing Devanagari Typefaces
  26. Importing Glyphs from Other Programs
  27. Adding Glyphs to an Arabic Font
  28. Further Reading
  29. Glossary