Tutorials tagged “hinting”

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Hinting: Manual TrueType Hinting

Hinting: Manual TrueType Hinting

TrueType allows you way more control over the screen-rendered shape of your glyphs than CFF/PostScript.

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Font Info Settings in Glyphs Mini

Font Info Settings in Glyphs Mini

(also available in: French)

The settings in Font Info are technically important. Don’t worry, they are easy: take a little time for this definitive step-by-step tutorial, and you’re done!

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Creating Fonts with Complex Outlines

Creating Fonts with Complex Outlines

(also available in: Chinese, French)

Grunge fonts, handwriting fonts, dirty letterpress fonts: if your font is complex, this tutorial is for you.

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Hinting: Manual PostScript Hinting

Hinting: Manual PostScript Hinting

(also available in: Chinese, French)

By popular request, here’s a tutorial on how to insert hints manually. Disclaimer: once again, this is pretty advanced stuff. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Hinting: PostScript Autohinting

Hinting: PostScript Autohinting

(also available in: Chinese, French)

Good screen rendering at small sizes needs good hinting. But good hinting is quite a complicated matter. Therefore, you want it to happen as automatically as possible. If you follow a few simple rules, you can reach pretty good results without much work.

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