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Hello, just thought I would say hi before I start asking stupid questions... (I will try search first)
I am not a graphics artist but I have an affection for fonts. I don't have a huge collection, not a hoarder, but I like good looking fonts. I use fonts in desktop publishing (mostly PDF creation)
My favorites are the Lucida Bright family except I prefer to use Lucida Mono instead of Lucida Typewriter. I'm also quite fond of the "base35" Postscript fonts and those are what I actually use most often when writing, Times particularly. And for script fonts, I really like one I found on myfonts.com awhile back called HandsomeClassic - it's my goto script font, especially when typesetting fiction and I want to indicate something the character is writing.
Most of my personal use of fonts is in the context of LaTeX where I like to have the type 1 PFB versions of fonts, which are getting hard to find now, but converters usually work - but the font licensing can be hard to understand if it is allowed, I wish the legalize would be written with a common man interpretation attached. I prefer to buy Type 1 .pfb that specify embedding is OK because it often is hard to figure out what I can and can not do with converted fonts and LaTeX does not yet directly support .otf fonts without converting.
Anyway, why I'm here, I needed to create 8 characters in SVG for a project I'm working on (personal project) and I am toying with the idea of actually going all the way and creating a proper font.
I have no experience in creating fonts so I have a lot to read and learn before if I decide to go on, but even though I can see where I need to improve the glyphs I have created, they actually are turning out quite nicely.
To create them, right now I'm just using a text editor, a browser to render the SVG, and paper and pen for a lot of math. Linux is my chosen operating system, hopefully there is a usable program I can use to import the SVG paths and start seriously working on it. In the past when I tried to use FontForge to convert a TTF font to Type 1 for use in LaTeX it just did not produce usable results, so I had a friend do it on a Mac system, but hopefully FontForge has gotten better since then (at least a decade)
Well, that's who I am, I'm here to read and hopefully avoid common mistakes, and maybe someday I'll finish it.