Sutton Fingerspelling Font
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sat Sep 2 21:16:15 UTC 2006
September 2, 2006
> No problem with the installing, I just wanted to know, how many
> finegrspelling alphabets are available as True Types and now you
> have helped me giving the above link :-). Thank you. One more
> question: what should you do to have your SL fingerspelling as a
> True Type font?
Hi Lucy and Everyone!
True Type fonts are usually developed by professional typographers,
who make their living doing nothing but create fonts for people...but
True Type can also be developed by programmers who need the fonts for
their software development. Two very different professions...
And now, with personal computers, others, like teachers and
bookwriters, can develop their own True Type...although it is a great
deal of work and takes some skill...the computer program used for
this is usually Fontographer, and it is not an easy program to learn.
I have never learned it.
Each series of True Type fonts (also called a Font Family) has a
distinct style of the designer. The Font Family either takes the last
name of the designer, or, if that name is already taken, then the
designer provides a unqiue name that becomes like a trademark for the
Some Font Families are:
all those names are names of a series of fonts...
In SignWriting, we have a several Font Families:
for SignWriting Fingerspelling
(designed by typographer Michael Everson)
(designed by Stefan Woehrmann)
(designed by Steve and Dianne Parkhurst)
(SVG version of the SSS-2004)
I will write to Michael to ask him if he can create a Polish
Fingerspelling font for you in the Sutton Font Family style...
Thanks for your question!
Sutton at SignWriting.org
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