17 Sep 2008 yosch   » (Master)

AtypI 2008 schedule from an open fonts perspective

A few sessions I think are really worth attending and contributing to if you happen to be in St-Petersburg for the AtypI conference this week:

  • Open fonts and African needs by Denis "moyogo" Jacquerye, Dejavu's co-lead about the special needs of African languages and the various ways in which a FLOSS approach is useful.

  • Fonts for every language: New types for cultural treasures by Victor Gaultney of SIL about advocacy and awareness-raising for the many writing systems still in need of proper fonts and ways in which initiatives in the wider open font community are helping tackling these challenges and how you can participate.

  • Crossing borders: The best of different worlds by Frank E. Blokland about integrating various tools and platform in a font design workflow. Hopefully raising awareness about the maturing open font design toolkit: inkscape, fontforge (with spiro goodness) and various helper scripts...

  • Also there will be some talks and debates on the future of fonts on the web. I hope these discussions about web fonts will take into account the needs/goals of all the stakeholders.

Hopefully some slides and recordings will be made available...

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