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Typefaces design Tutorial - Designing Multiple Master Typefaces


 









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Contents
Introduction
Definition of Terms
Part 1: Technical Guidelines for Designing
Multiple Master Typefaces
Chapter 1: Overview of Multiple Master Typefaces
Determining Design Axes and Their Dynamic Ranges
Chapter 2: Technical Design Guidelines
Arranging Master Designs in a Conceptual Design Space
Master Design Compatibility for Interpolation
Element Compatibility
Start-Point Consistency
Subpaths and Path Order Consistency
Point Placement for Interpolation
Designing Optically Adjusted Master Designs
Fine Tuning the Optical Size Axis
Selecting Primary Fonts
General Technical Considerations
Design Strategy
Macintosh Typeface Name Restrictions
Multiple Master Typeface File Size (in Bytes)
Objectives of the Alphanumeric Naming System
Chapter 3: Multiple Master Font Naming Conventions
The Alphanumeric Font Naming System
Design Axis Abbreviations
Primary Font Label Abbreviations
Assigning Design Coordinate Ranges to Weight and Width Axes
Assigning Coordinate Values to the Extremes of Each Design Axis
Assigning Design Coordinate Values to Primary Fonts
Conclusion
Chapter 4: Application Support
Adobe’s Multiple Master Typeface Design Process
Part 2: Adobe’s Typeface Design Process
Overview
Stage 1: Research and Concept Development
Stage 2: Keyword Exploration
Stages 3 and 4: Preliminary and Full Character Sets
Design Considerations at the Master Design Level
Character Heights
Individual Character Weights and Overall Typeface Color
Individual Character Proportions and Overall Typeface Width
Stroke Contrast
Companion Italic Designs
Letter Spacing
Design Considerations at the Multiple Master Typeface Level
Typeface Function
Master Design Compatibility
Design Axis Ranges
Interpolated Instances and Primary Fonts
Typeface Production
Conclusion
Typeface Guidelines
Appendix A: Type 1 Point Placement Basics
Points at Extremes
Smooth Transitions
Triangle Guideline
Vertical Stems
Economy of Points
Appendix B: Glossary
Appendix C: Bibliography
Part 1:
Part 2:
Appendix D: References
Appendix E: Standard Kerning Pairs
Full Character Set
Appendix F: Sample Tests
“Hamburgevons” Keyword Text
Spacing Test
Two-Axis Multiple Master Text Interpolations
(3 x 3 grid of instances)







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