Flux: Making fonts smarter
04-10, 16:30–16:50 (Europe/Vienna), Session3
Language: English

We'll learn more about how font technology works, and demonstrate the Flux layout editor

You might think of a font as a collection of shapes, but there's more to font technology than that. A font can contain instructions in a little programming language called OpenType Layout. We'll look at how font technology works and how fonts are rendered on a Linux system. We'll also then look into a new project called Flux which provides a visual editing interface to OpenType Layout.

See also: Slides (PDF) (1.9 MB)

Simon used to be a computer programmer, then a missionary, then an anthropology teacher. Now he's a computer programmer again, specialising in font technology and creating fonts for a variety scripts from around the world.