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bio website bitdepth.thomasrutter.com
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Web application developer well versed in Javascript, PHP, MySQL, Debian GNU/Linux, and stuff.

Creator of the Neon Javascript framework.


Nov
26
revised Is there any open-source alternative to Fontlab out there?
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Nov
6
comment What's the name for typography that looks like the meaning of its content?
Onomatopoeia is the name for a word invented to mimic a particular sound. Examples are the word "meow" and the word "hiss" which when spoken, imitate the sound they are describing. While your comparison with onomatopoeia is interesting, it's not really a good enough analogy. If it were like the visual equivalent of onomatopoeia, it would have to be a "word" invented purely because the letter forms look like what it's describing. The best examples I can think of for this would be "<3" or ":-)", which aren't technically words, but you get the idea.
Oct
16
comment What wavy italic font is this
I'm also interested in the font of the small text below it.
Oct
14
comment Is it copyright infringement by US copyright law if someone else modifies and uses my design?
You are correct that a verbal contract can still be upheld, but if you're going to actually try and take legal action based on a client breaching a verbal contract, you're gonna have a real bad time, mainly because there is no evidence. Consult a lawyer, yes, but what I'd be putting my money on is that they won't think it's worth it.
Oct
14
revised Is it copyright infringement by US copyright law if someone else modifies and uses my design?
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Oct
13
answered Is it copyright infringement by US copyright law if someone else modifies and uses my design?
Oct
4
comment What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
Even the year it was produced can help, as if it's, say, from the 90s we may be able to rule out the possibility it's a "font from a free fonts website".
Oct
4
answered What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
Oct
4
comment What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
Look at the tail on the "n". It's definitely none of these, although Agmena Book Italic comes relatively close. It's not Berling because of the serifs on the "s".
Oct
4
answered Trying paying fonts on one's website before purchasing
Oct
3
comment Is it possible to add new characters to a font?
To me, image sprites would be pretty simple in comparison to editing fonts, and I have extensive experience in editing fonts. "Just copying the hinting" may be something an experience font editor may know how to do, but how would you begin to explain how to do it to someone who has never done it before?
Oct
3
revised Is it possible to add new characters to a font?
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Oct
2
answered Is it possible to add new characters to a font?
Sep
27
revised Is it ethical to copy the work of other designers?
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Sep
27
answered Is it ethical to copy the work of other designers?
Sep
27
comment Is it ethical to copy the work of other designers?
You're framing this as a question about "ethics", but this clearly touches upon the law (ie copyright law), which is a whole different area. Ethics is in the eye of the beholder whereas the law has very specific definitions and processes and varies by jurisdiction.
Sep
26
revised Is the Kaneiwa font freeware and can be used commercially?
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Sep
22
revised How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
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Sep
22
comment How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
You make some very important points, such as "The person that knows contract's won't even try to do this" and "The person that called you likely already knows better" and "Don't be afraid to talk about money".
Sep
20
revised How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
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