Re: TinkerFont progress report
|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 27, 2005, 23:17|
--- Phil Bordelon <phil@...> wrote:
> Gary Shannon wrote:
> > I finally worked out a simpler way to do the
> > TinkerFont idea.
> I rather liked the curved variant that was up
> before this, but I can understand why you want to go
> this direction.
Yes, I prefer the look of the curved version too, but
it was just getting too unweildy with all the various
versions of curves that were needed to make it all
> No chance you've been reading Hofstadter's
> Themas_? His "Letter Spirit" article uses a grid
> similar to your current Tinkerfont work. I saw it
> whilst doing the requisite bathroom reading.
I did read Hofstader many years ago. I don't recall
the grid, but this one is borrowed from my earlier
work in glyuph design here:
To really do a nicely curved version I think I would
need to make it into a font-building program rather
than a single universal font. Then one could draw a
simple pen path on the grid and the program would fit
all the curves and create an actual ttf font file that
could be installed on your computer.
That may be my next project.