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Screen and print really area different mediums--not just the "the decoration of a 2d surface". Here are a few differences: Users can change type on a screen. They can override the designer's size, choice of typeface, even color. Type design on a screen needs to be able to account for this. Print and screen use different color modules (CYMK vs RGB) Most ...


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I would recommend using adobe illustrator if you intend on creating a font, write a letter, right click on it, select Create Outlines, place an image over it, select them both and press Ctrl+7 (Clipping Mask). (You can do the same with the entire word, not just one letter.) It would be best if your images were vectorial cause of not, you will experience ...


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Its not possible for the font to be random. Mainly because that would make the document different every time you rerender it*. The font program reads its state from what is written.** You can still do something like this by making certain fonts invisible that prime local seed after this the psoudorandom chain is different. However there are easier ways to ...


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First of all, how is a font more than the sum of its glyphs? Kerning is the adjustment of the spacing between letters depending on the letters. For example, in a standard roman typeface, there is too much space between V and A without individual adjustment: Nowadays, kerning dose not have to be done individually for each glyph pair, but can be done more ...


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The keyword you are looking for is hinting, in particular blue values. The latter define certain horizontal bands corresponding to important vertical lines, such as the baseline, the midline, the cap height and so on. At small font sizes, the font renderer then aligns all the glyphs’ vertical lines that fall into those bands on the same height. For example ...



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