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