Master Fonts

wicked_witch's picture

Hi! Does anybody know how to create a Master Font (using Fontographer). I have a font (Optima Regular, for example) and I want to generate the whole family (bold, italic, thin...).

dezcom's picture

Are you talking about Multiple Master fonts? This might be best done in FontLab. It is not a simple task. You have to draw all the masters with the vector tools and then make instances between the extremes. There is quite a bit of correcting. Rounding errors compound quickly. You have to be very careful to make the basic masters unless you want to take forever correcting the instances.

You are not talking about using your Optima file to generate the family are you? Not only would this be a very big undertaking of work but very against copyright laws.

ChrisL

Miss Tiffany's picture

Irina has a question about creating what she terms as "Master Font" using Fontographer.

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