Canola is the first typeface family produced with Metapolator
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Canola

extending a font into a font family

Canola (named Sean during development) is the first typeface family being produced with Metapolator's developer environment RedPill. On the following pages some techniques are described to work with RedPill and how to generate a font family from one master font. In the case of Canola, the master has been drawn as a Hairline style thus the shapes are very close to the skeleton. Some of the solutions are tail-ordered for this typeface specifically and some might be more generic.

Tool used in the process
  • Metapolator
  • Robofont
  • Terminal (Command line OSX)
  • Firefox

I'm evaluating the font from time to time in RedPill's web interface. Though due the long loading times I use Robofont to check Metapolator's output.

Once Metapolator installed we can initialize a new project in our local directory:

metapolator init 'project-name'

from within the new project folder a master can be imported as base.cps:

metapolator import ../mymaster.ufo base	

To verify the font has been imported successfully we can export our base:

metapolator export base myfirstfont.ufo	

And we should get a copy of the original.

######Setting up Black Wide ######Setting up Thin Wide ######Interpolating Thin Wide and Black Wide ######Setting up Thin Compressed and Black Compressed ######Joints and Knots ######Creating a four-master design space ######Adding contrast ######Rendering all Instances

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License

© 2014 Simon Egli. Canola is designed and developed by Simon Egli. Canola is licensed under the SIL Open Font License v1.1 (http://scripts.sil.org/OFL)