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Thrums Serif Regular Mac.ttf
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Playing with a custom typeface...

Using birdfont, by eye (maybe use fontforge later to standardise measurements).

Motivated by wanting a nice & clear, but distinctive fonts for my sites. Serif body text first. (Used to use Georgia, currently Merriweather on WordPress).

Modern-looking but retaining some of Times-like authority. Touch of architectural ogives.

Legibility/readability a priority, so nothing too radical.


Started with Liberation Serif 2, to get something like Times New Roman metrics for compatibility.

Quick first pass: reducing/softening serifs, making ties like Burlingame. Doesn't matter if it's messy (take time over individual chars to fix later).

Progress ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

Split off first 256 chars using fontforge - old versions in ./old-with-unicode

Started tweaking...

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Kerning :

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