Calling all typographers

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Thu Apr 28 11:05:07 CDT 2016

> On Apr 28, 2016, at 11:42 AM, Brian L. Stuart <blstuart at> wrote:
> On Thu, 4/28/16, Rod Smallwood <rodsmallwood52 at> wrote:
>> Every fancy curve there is but not a straight 
>> forward line and circle method of  creating lower case
>> characters
> I'm not sure if you count it as straightforward, but I'd
> suggest METAFONT.  Straight lines are certainly straightforward.
> Circles are a little more fun, but once you get the hang
> of the math, most any curve is pretty easy to create.

Metafont has a fatal defect: it only generates bitmap fonts.  Those have been obsolete for decades (except, occasionally, on display devices).


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