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So that should also be considered. And would someone volunteer ffontforge write some kind of style guides for source itself. This is missing sections on: That’s a lengthy process: Free forum by Nabble.

In reply to this post by Dave Crossland. Search everywhere only in this topic. I agree the screenshots should show the default theme, and that the default theme should change before creating the screenshots: Looking at the original website in fontfofge, not much has changed but it’s gotten very much inflated and needs to be restructured.

The more well done themes, the better.

Anyway, Fontforhe going to get started slowly rewriting it all to fit in that scheme. I would say it roughly breaks down by user role which I know is frighteningly similar to one of those weird “UI designer” buzzword manuzl The Adwaita theme I made should be updated a bit to use some of the new options, and it needs to be updated for a few other reasons regardless.

In reply to this post by Michal Nowakowski. Pretty much the whole process from introduction to fontforge and terminology to the final, working font. That said, glad to see that we’re starting the discussion in earnest, cause it’s overdue. Contforge said, I also made a theme to match Ubuntu Precise: A user new to Fontforge. What do you envision fontforg bibliography covering? I agree about the scope stuff; I personally think we ought to keep away from the making-fonts-look-good material — but do so in favor of hosting that sort of stuff at an application-neutral site like OFLB.


In reply to this post by Khaled Hosny But I also made it, so take that with a grain of salt. They won’t be updated at the same speed nor likely by fontforg same people and keeping them in one document makes it tempting to omit topics thinking that the reader can just look it up in another section.

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Sky is a better starting point IMO. Someone looking to contribute code. In reply to this post by Brian Zick. The second one would be trickier, since it would involve someone with Fontlab experience writing about the differences.

A bit like the “tutorial” now, but covering things more clearly. I’m somewhat interested in hiding some parts of the documentation until the user unhides it. Janual should be out properly in a few weeks: Having talked up Fontforge with some other graphic designers this summer, the big hurdle is getting users up to speed on the differences between FF’s editor and a “standard” vector graphics app.

If you missed it, I posted a sketch outline of how I would like to rewrite the documentation: It’s a standard length for books Outside the scope is making fonts that look fontforg. Part of this is developer documentation. On Mon, Aug 13, at Yeah; otherwise we’ll end up with indices, which sort of sounds like a recipe for reader confusion.


But as to the theme in question should it be: The only other use case I can think of that isn’t covered is someone who needs to use FF once, for one task, like generating a font from source, or making distribution builds scripts etc ; we could probably cover that in FAQ links into the Manual. In reply to this post by Khaled Hosny-2 On 13 August Same with Panose, weight-classes, etc.

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Brian Live Security Virtual Conference Exclusive live event will cover all the ways today’s security and threat landscape has changed and how IT managers can respond. We’d probably have a hard time finding two people that agree on exactly where to draw those lines, of course. In the rosiest of all possible manua, we’d contribute that sort of material to OFLB’s Guidebook while working on the FF manual; obvious risk is it could still get out of sync.

In reply to this post by Nathan Willis-4 On 13 August I’ll keep that in mind for sure. Fotforge see what you mean.

Possibly scripts, possibly patches. Also, Adwaita has succeeded Clearlooks what the Sky theme integrates with in Gnome 3.

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In reply to this post by Nathan Willis While I’m rewriting I’ll be redoing the screenshots. But, I shall say I’m not sure it’s gonna happen. A user currently using Fontforge.

Manuzl the index really should be covering the whole site I think. On 13 August IMO, the screenshots should use the default theme.