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In my friday fonts efforts, I'm getting close to having one weight just the way I want it. Next I
want to start thinking about other weights. What is the "right" way to go about this. I have
a regular version, and I want a light, regular, bold, and heavy.
In looking through the FontLab pdf manual I got this idea: If I draw up the heavy version
next, taking care to use similar points to define the outlines, can I use that and the
regular version I have to create a multiple master for the bold? From there, I could
extrapolate to the light version. I imagine it will take some tweeking to get these intermediate
weights the way I want them.
My questions are these:
How hard is it to set up a mulitple master from two weights? How much tweaking is
neccessary? Will this save time, or cause more of a headache? Does this make any
sense at all?
Thanks for your thoughts!