Wednesday, 4 September
Creating fonts for Brahmic scripts
Brahmic scripts such as Devanagari, Tamil, Burmese, and Javanese have complex requirements for mapping characters into correct arrangements of glyphs, including glyph reordering, conjunct formation, mark stacking, and mark positioning. In this workshop, we’ll look at the requirements of Brahmic scripts, discuss solutions to some common design issues, look at how OpenType shaping engines support the different scripts, and dive into some of the OpenType feature code necessary to produce a working font.
Students should have some familiarity with at least one Brahmic script, and not be afraid of writing OpenType feature code. They should bring a computer with a font editor that can generate fonts with feature code (Glyphs recommended).