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Yes, these types of font are called Open/Libre fonts (not to be confused with OpenType font file format). The principles are the same as Free Software/Open Source Software. Some of these fonts are distributed in many popular Linux distros, e.g.: Liberation licensed under SIL Open Font Licence Droid and Roboto licensed under Apache License (these are ...


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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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Illustrator: outline type, create shape in angle, pathfinder, than clean up and save.


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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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