Challenges in multilingual type design

When Fri 11 Oct 1710
Where Krasnapolsky A
What Perspective alteration
Who David Brezina

When designing multilingual type families, designers face challenges on the crossroads of linguistics, typography, and computer science. Type design is not only the drawing of nice lettershapes, it also deals with their optimization for output, that is, with typographic layout, and the demands of target media. Some of the challenges lie in extending the typographic repertoire of one script (i.e. writing system) with tools similar to those of another. Other challenges lie in adapting the scripts to a typographic system or to the limitations of certain kinds of media.

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