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  1. #21
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    Aug 2000
    New York NY

    Default Re: Make font THICKER

    Quote Originally Posted by Logo Kid View Post
    when a typeface is "redesigned" there is always some character which are just not right ...
    "Just not right" according to whom? Whether a shape is right or wrong is usually determined by the eye of the beholder.

    You're correct that many freebie and cheap fonts lack hints. That doesn't mean that all cheap(er) fonts lack hints, or that the glyphs in all expensive fonts fit together in the way you would like. In some cases, a heavily-hinted, top-of-the-line typeface is absolutely the way to go. In others, that level of quality is serious overkill and a waste of money.

    And being a market leader doesn't automatically mean you're "the best". It just means you're the market leader. I frequently find that lesser known apps are superior to the market leaders (Xara, for example ) — at least for my purposes.

    BTW, if Megafont is too cheap for you, SoftMaker also has its Infinitype collection. www.infinitype.com

    [Side note: It seems your perfectionism doesn't extend to grammar. See above quote.]
    Last edited by amoore; 30 August 2006 at 04:28 PM.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Placitas, New Mexico, USA

    Default Re: Make font THICKER

    The question is, redesigned by whom?

    Type designers have forever made their own versions of the classics as well as created their own fonts. Robert Slimback and Carol Twomby, are two who come to mind. Click here for more.

    A good type designer or foundry can redesign a classic font to their personal tasts, for example; make the ascenders and decenders taller or shorter, make the font heavier or lighter, more expanded or condensed. This does not take away from the integrity of the design. And this is why there are dozens of excellent versions of Caslon, Bodoni, Garamond, Baskerville, and even Times Roman.

    Unless you have personally worked with fonts from SoftMaker, you are just arguing for the sake of arguing.
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