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README.md

https://github.org/danja/hypertype

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.


Changes

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...


See also

http://www.impallari.com/testing/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface_anatomy

http://designwithfontforge.com

https://fontforge.github.io/problems.html

https://fontlibrary.org/en/guidebook

Kerning : https://xkcd.com/1015/

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