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4–7 September, 2019

Laurence Penney

Laurence Penney is a font-technology consultant based in Bristol, UK. With a focus on dynamic type systems, he specialized in TrueType: coding rasterizers, hinting fonts, and training others how to hint. He later took on the challenge of creating MyFonts, the open platform selling fonts from all foundries, and helped build the team that made it the market leader by a wide margin. The recent revival of color and variable fonts gives Penney hope that the type world has not forgotten the best ideas from a generation ago. He looks forward to helping these technologies take off.

ATypI Tokyo | Thursday, 5 September, 2019 | 16:30 – 16:50 | Miraikan Hall

Parametric Fallback Fonts for the Web

Talk | Presented in English

A common issue with multiscript typography arises when a graphic identity, originally designed with only Latin in mind, is later extended to cover other scripts—more often than not, the fonts lack the necessary characters. The problem becomes particularly acute on...

Presented by Laurence Penney , Irene Vlachou