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. Configuring FontForge
  8. General UI Introduction
  9. Using the FontForge Drawing Tools
  10. Drawing with Spiro
  11. Creating ‘o’ and ‘n’
  12. Font Info & Metadata
  13. Word Spacing
  14. Creating Your Type’s DNA
  15. Capital letters
  16. Line Spacing
  17. Punctuation and Symbols
  18. Completing the Lower Case
  19. Diacritics and Accents
  20. Numerals
  21. Bold
  22. Italic
  23. Spacing, Metrics and Kerning
  24. Making Sure Your Font Works, Validation
  25. The Final Output, Generating Font Files
  26. When Things Go Wrong With FontForge Itself
  27. Designing Devanagari Typefaces
  28. Importing Glyphs from Other Programs
  29. Adding Glyphs to an Arabic Font
  30. Further Reading
  31. Glossary