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I wanted to let you all know that I have been asked to teach a class on font creation at this year's Legacies II— the International Calligraphy Conference in Dallas. I'll be teaching the basics of how to use FontLab and Fontographer. The conference is a week long (July 19-26) and the class is called Tool2Type. It's a 2.5 day class, and you can learn more about the conference at this address:
So, if you or someone you know is interested in taking a class and begin making fonts, check it out.
I've been trying to find a good online lettering class for a while. Its been very hard to find any class, let alone a good class. Any help or directions will be very appreciated.
Working in Fontlab 5 for Windows I have a vlb file with over 2300 glyphs, some of which I want to copy for use in the bold version. I’ve created a class for the sole purpose of selecting those glyphs and having a record of what was done for later debugging.
However, when I select the class in the classes list and choose “Select Current Class” from the drop-down the glyphs get selected but Fontlab also changes the status of the opened font file to UNSAVED and the asterisk appears in the font window title bar, indicating that something has changed in the font. Yikes!
I thought the drop-down simply selected the glyphs in the class. Am I mistaken? Does that do something in addition?
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm down to the wire on getting this monster done.
I realize "typography workshop" is very vague, which is why I'm looking for input from others who have attended or even assembled workshops for events like TypeCon, et al.
I'm on the board of directors for our local chapter of AIGA in Nebraska (USA). I'd like to consider hosting a one-day or two-day workshop that would allow our local design community to dive deeper into typography-related learning than what is available at most 4-year schools. Obviously I'm not looking to make them experts in 7 hours, but I would at least like to let them get their hands dirty doing something they wouldn't normally do.