When I first started to distribute my fonts
on the internet there were about a dozen type foundries on the World
Wide Web. Now there are hundreds. The popularity of the independent
internet-based type foundry has exploded since I originally published
this online tutorial in 1996. Any competent designer can make a
handful of fonts, build a web page to display them, and boom! there's
another new font company.
With so many designers starting their own online "foundries,"
there are a lot of people wondering how they can do it themselves.
Chank.com visitors write to me saying "Chank, I've loved the alphabet
my whole life and I've got a million ideas for fonts floating around
in my head and I was wondering if you could tell me how you make
your fonts so I could make some for myself."
Okay. Fine. I'll let the secret out. This tutorial explains my
personal font-making technique. It may not be the academically approved
typographic design process, but it works for me, and it can be done
on any Mac or PC with the proper software installed. You've been
working with the alphabet since you were a small child. Now you
can make a font of your own.
Let's get started!
Chank's Guide to Making Fonts: 1 | 2 | 3
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