Freeness as a Technological Component of Type Design

Fonts cannot be shared and when they do not work right, you are not allowed to fix them. Making your own typefaces is a black art, hidden in mystery. A long time ago software programs were the same, but the free software movement has freed the knowledge, the tools, and the business of software. Now it is time to free fonts. Dave Crossland reveals how to design typefaces using only libre software—and how to earn money doing it.


Keywords: libre fonts, freedom, piracy, business models, copyleft, ofl, fontforge.


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Date: 15 February, 2012
Time: 17:30 –18:00

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