I have love for fonts, especially in web and print typography, though my background is not in this regards. Recently I came to know that, I can make SVG images in Illustrator, and can upload them to web applications to convert them into web fonts, and they did it wonderfully. I already am using such fonts in one of my websites.
I also installed the TTF file contained in the package, opened MS Word, entered the keyboard key associated with my characters and they started appearing – wow! As they’re made of SVGs (instead of pixels), they are simply awesome and taking larger sizes without any hustle.
My question now: I heard that, making a font is no fun; especially there’s something called hinting involved there that is painful. However, I don’t know anything about font making.
Can you please shed some light on the differences between the scenario I presented and how a font should be developed – what actually is the difference in between and what are the issues my automated font can create of which I‘m not aware?