Extensions or digital tools are important part of my workflow. I tend to observe pattern or tiring task in my workflow which I then automatize.
is an extension for RoboFont that allows setting dimensions of selected object in points. https://github.com/jansindl3r/Scale-absolutely
adds point at extrema point under 45 degrees on selected curves or the whole glyph. It was created out of the need for taking full advantage of the infamous diagonal stem in "S" and related problems. https://github.com/jansindl3r/Extreeeme45
Add Segment Guideline
is another extension for RoboFont that gives it possibility to add guidelines directly between two points. https://github.com/jansindl3r/Add-segment-guideline
same widther is a commandline tool for getting words of same visual width. It can be downloaded from GitHub or via pip. With
pip install sameWidther
On 9th November 2020 I gave a workshop for a Graphic Design class at Prague school Scholastika . We went through basics of type and font production. We had a look first on interpolations and tasted a bit of interpolations of higher order. I showed background of font production like rotor. This lecture was followed by a short typecooker session and discussion about the student's work.
Sometimes I do enjoy production of digital tool for something else than type. Designing my website which presents my typefaces and programming tools building this website was a perfect overlap of my long term focus and interest. You can view source of this website here https://github.com/jansindl3r/portfolio . If you wish, you can build on top of it, transform it and deform it!
During my internship at LucasFonts I heard the magic spell VTT many times, I did not really know what it meant but it sounded cool and I wanted to learn about. Early naive explorations only led to dissapointment and being confused. I wanted to give it another chance, so I chose hinting in VTT as topic of my bachelor work.
Fortunatelly, thanks to missing resources online I was able to get in touch with Mike Duggan who later became big help for my project and also came as my consultant to Prague for my presentations. I learnt about all possible approaches, how a good point structere can help and how to handle such incompatible workflow.
Back then I created my first Python tool that allowed updating glyph order of in-progress VTT file to a new order of a freshly exported TTF file.