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Adobe Font Production Tutorial


 









Adobe Font Production Tutorial

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Index Adobe Font Production Tutorial


Why? How? What’s wrong?
Font developer A
Font developer B
Font Development at Adobe
Design
Production
Testing (QE)
Release
Types of font testing
White-box
Black-box
Workflow
White-box tools
CheckOutlines (in AFDKO)
Microsoft Font Validator
Example
White-box tools (cont.)
tx (in AFDKO)
spot (in AFDKO)
CompareFamily (in AFDKO)
Black-box testing
Tests
Does the font install/uninstall?
Do the glyphs render on screen?
Are the fonts correctly arranged
on the font menu?
Do the fonts style-link?
Are the glyphs correct?
glyph's shape
advanced width and positioning
size and weight
alignment of diacritics
DSIG verification
Virus scan
Tier 1 applications
Acrobat
FrameMaker
Illustrator
InDesign
MS Word
PageMaker
Photoshop
QuarkXPress
TextEdit
Tier 2 applications
After Effects
CorelDRAW
Flash
Freehand
Workflow testing
Cross-platform tests
Insert all characters and test different languages
Test in foreign system configurations
Mix all the fonts, and together with other font families
Generate PDF files, and confirm embedding
Process through Distiller
Print to PostScript and non-PostScript printers
Print from PDF
Print at various sizes and arrangements
Verify hinting
Confirm the kerning is working
Proof OpenType features
Test glyph-augmentation through SING
Related links
AFDKO (Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType)
Microsoft Font Validator
OpenType specification version 1.4







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