From Light to Black ...

morten's picture

Hello,
I'm looking for a script / program that can generate a Black version of Light, or vice versa.
The script should 'simply' generate an approximate version, so I have something concrete to work on.
I am well aware that it might become a problem - I have tried in Fontlab, but the result is not good, since the inner shapes of the letters quickly becomes too small.

Thanks & Merry Christmas to you all!

Frode Bo Helland's picture

The appx version will typically not be any better than what Fontlab can come up with: awful!

If you are up for some manual labour, I suggest you try your hands at KLTF's Transformer script. With it you lock any number of nodes, select the ones you want to move and the script takes care of the interpolation. You have to do it glyph by glyph, but it's very helpful to get the stem weight vs. notan weight right.

morten's picture

Thanks, Frode, I'll try the KLTF script ...

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Quick guide: Lock all left edges, move all right edges. This will help keep the black/white rythm balanced. I guess you can figure out the vertical direction yourself. It's more dependent on type style: e.g. you have to consider if you want to increase contrast or not, which in a grotesque might make sense, but not so much in a geometric face.

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