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Web-fonts There are 2 ways you can go about defining web-fonts with @font-face. The first, and probably most common (I believe most generators, Font Squirrel for example, will output this) is to define each font file (i.e. each weight and style) with its own unique family name. @font-face { font-family: 'YourFont'; src: url('your_font.ttf') format('...


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Create a custom brush in Illustrator. Draw your lines Drag the lines to the brushes panel. Draw your "S" as a single path Apply your brush You can either create your brush as an Art Brush or a Pattern Brush. You can define custom corners and ends with a pattern brush which may be useful to you, or you can use an art brush which will stretch the ...


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Combining characters and positioning OpenType fonts have a Glyph Positioning table (GPOS) which is used to provide precise control over glyph placement for sophisticated text layout and rendering in different scripts. The GPOS table can position glyphs in a number of ways. From the Microsoft OpenType Specification: The GPOS table supports eight types ...


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For ligatures to be supported in an OpenType font, two things need to be there: the actual ligature glyphs (which you can check by scrolling through the glyph table with a symbol picker etc.) and a glyph substitution table that tells software to replace a sequence of characters by a ligature. There’s a handy piece of software called DTL OTMaster Light (free,...


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Adobe TypeKit uses @font-face to define the fonts. It actually uses Javascript to dynamically link the correct fonts using the best method for the browser and OS in question and fires custom Javascript events when your fonts are loaded for example, but the actual fonts themselves are eventually loaded in the same way as you would load your own custom web-...


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See also Glyphtracer: Glyphtracer takes an image of letters. It detects all letter forms and allows the user to tag them. They are then vectorised and passed on to Fontforge for fine tuning. https://launchpad.net/glyphtracer



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