[cairo] Looks Like Multiple Masters Is A Dead Technology

Behdad Esfahbod behdad.esfahbod at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 03:04:34 PST 2015

On 15-12-10 08:16 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 11:15:36 +0100, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
>> On 15-12-09 10:24 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>>> Is anybody still making TrueType GX fonts? I thought that was even
>>> less successful than Multiple Masters.  
>> It's been making a come-back this year:
>>   https://github.com/behdad/fonttools/blob/master/Snippets/interpolate.py
>>   https://goo.gl/J1O2OX
> Well, that looks like fun. :)
> I have my doubts, though. While font-design tools are acquiring all
> kinds of parametric, even scripting, capability, it seems like
> parametric type rendering has not been very popular 
> <https://www.typotheque.com/articles/typeface_as_programme_peter_bilak>.

Yes, parametric type design is not popular.  That's why we are building GX
from workflows that font designers are already using: multiple compatible
masters.  That's different from parametric design.

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