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Rejoice, fontmakers! (was: Re: fonts (was Re: Phoneme winnowing continues))

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Sunday, June 8, 2003, 18:35
En réponse à Stone Gordonssen :

>I was asked recently to guess how many conlangers and auxlangers develop >their own fonts re: a possibility of WORD being made more friendly thereto. > >I said about one third. Yes? No?
Well, if there were more font-making tools and cheaper ones, I'd guess many more :)) . I enjoy this, as it is pretty much the right topic, to present the list with a new website, officially opened today: The METAFONT and TeX/LaTeX Resource Pape, at! This site is the official website of the LaTeX-for-Conlangers mailing list which I created, and whose main job is to bring together conlangers (and also non-conlangers) who wish to use the powerful and flexible (La)TeX and METAFONT to produce documents in their languages and create fonts for their scripts. Of course, the main job is to provide help for METAFONT, which has until now been left pretty much alone, and there is little information about it online (or even on dead trees :)) ). The website is right now pretty much empty. But it contains the METAFONT Tutorial Page, at, which right now contains only the METAFONTtutorial, my attempt at creating a true tutorial for METAFONT (something desperately lacking until now). On that page, you can access the tutorial in PDF or HTML version. Right now, only the Lesson 0 is available, but the next ones will follow shortly (I hope). Of course, comments, praises, donations, etc... ;)))))) are welcome ;))) . Christophe Grandsire. You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.