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Fonts out of ink

A missing conversation
When Wed 17 Sep 1455
Where BAU Design College
Who Noe Blanco

In which way should we adjust the letters when designing fonts for small sizes on web? Additional hinting data is always an excellent companion, but it cannot guarantee legibility by itself. This lecture discusses screen-specific adjustments of fonts from two points of view; the type designer and the hinter. It's a face to face conversation between two people facing the same problem having a different approach. The material presented is based on a dissertation research on screen-specific fonts at BAU, Design College of Barcelona, which included the analysis of existent webfonts, interviews with type designer and engineers specialized on screen optimized fonts and small experiments on letterforms. The analysis of the data brings some interesting views and approaches.

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