"How to Space Your Fonts" free FontLab Phinney webinar redux

It’s webinar time! We hit max capacity of 200 registrants last time we did this webinar, and we want a better recording of it, so we are repeating it! (Already at 90 registrants from email announcement.)

UPDATE: recording of this webinar available on YouTube.

How to Space Your Fonts
with Thomas Phinney
Tuesday 3 November 2015
9:00 am Pacific / noon Eastern / 18.00 CEST
FREE
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Learn how to set sidebearings and widths for ideal spacing of your fonts, for body text or display. Learn the simple principles and tricks that allow you to quickly get reasonably good spacing from the beginning. What is the relationship between space needed for straight‐edged and round‐edged letters? How wide should the glyph for the space character be? What compensations are needed for italics? How does the font weight change the ideal spacing? Thomas will cover all this and more!

This webinar will use FontLab Studio 5, but the general principles apply to all font editors, including Fontographer and TypeTool.

There will also be a live Q&A Session at the end of the webinar where you can ask Thomas your tough spacing questions!

Thomas Phinney is a type designer, educator, and font geek who used FontLab for 20 years before joining the company in 2014, and becoming President earlier this month. Previously he worked at Extensis (web fonts and font management tools) and Adobe (as product manager for global fonts and typography). Thomas teaches typeface design with Crafting Type and has been a repeat guest lecturer for MA Typeface Design at the University of Reading. He is also treasurer of ATypI, the international typography association. His typeface Hypatia Sans is an Adobe Original with over 3000 glyphs per font.

There are a limited number of seats available for this webinar, so don’t be disappointed: Register now

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Thomas Phinney

Thomas Phinney is CEO of FontLab. Previously he worked at Extensis (web fonts and font management tools) and Adobe (as product manager for global fonts and typography). Thomas is also a type designer, teacher, writer, and consultant on fonts and typography. He has been consulted by Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Oxford University Press, a “big three” US auto maker, the US Treasury Department, and PBS “History Detectives,” among others. He teaches type design with Crafting Type and has been a repeat guest lecturer for MA Typeface Design at the University of Reading. Since 2004 he has been a board member of ATypI, the international typography association. His typeface Hypatia Sans is an Adobe Original with over 3000 glyphs per font.

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