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  • Reading University Typography Department
    MA Typeface Design, 2007 - 2009
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    BA (Hons) Interaction Design, 2002 - 2006
  • Arts Institute at Bournemouth
    Art & Design Foundation, 2001 - 2002
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Computers were irresistible to me, growing up in the suburban arcadia of south west England in the 90s. But being "good with computers" pointed towards the kind of life depicted in Dilbert, so in high school I dropped maths and physics for contemporary art and socio-linguistics.

Combining my interests in visual arts and computers led me to study BA Interaction Design at Ravensbourne College in London. By the time I graduated in 2006, I was fascinated with the potential of software freedom for graphic design and typography. I decided to free fonts.

I attended the University of Reading's MA Typeface Design programme and graduated in 2009. In my dissertation I related the history of the software freedom movement to type design. My student project Cantarell was included in the launch of Google Fonts and was chosen as the default User Interface font for GNOME.

2011-15 I consult for Google Fonts from locations around the work, participating in libre graphics projects like FontForge and Metapolator, and offering lectures on type design with libre software at Crafting Type.

I believe that anyone can learn to draw.
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Very nice!
The Unified Font Object (UFO) is a cross-platform, cross-application, human readable, future proof format for storing font data.
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#Typo16 bringing open-source communities closer together.
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Planet Glyphs
Based on the idea of the Typotechnica conferences before, the annual type conference AtypI already was providing these technology orientated “warmups” before the actual conferences, and for years already, they had been a huge success. Therefore I happily embraced this techy friendly extended version of TYPO Berlin (located at the coworking space Forum Factory, nearby […]
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Nice article about fonttools at typolabs
TTX is an integrated tool for the FontTools Python module. You can programmatically manipulate font files without touching them with an editor. It’s made possible by conversion of font formats to a Python object and from Python to XML based TTX and vice versa. It also supports all common formats. You can access the OpenType tables […]
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Big update to RoboFont!

cc +Adrien Tétar 
RoboFont version 1.7 Warning: This update only supports 10.9+. Older OS's aren't supported anymore. There is a fallback to RoboFont 1.6. Glyph Editor Glyph view should be feel a lot faster (almost 4 times faster on 10.10).
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I poked around a bit and got only confused
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Planet Fontlab
Warming up with John Hudson. In a great talk John addressed problems with the current Uniscribe, the MicroSoft system technology that takes care of OpenType font processing, which currently has 9 different shaping engines built in to accommodate all the worlds scripts that are currently supported. Not all Unicode features are supported equally well in these shaping […]
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Nice piece
Joe Duffy's Blog | Adventures in the high-tech underbelly
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Xi is an interesting new "2016 vintage" text editor project, here's the plugin proposal
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Yes, thanks. Good stuff there, but I only skimmed it. It's a good reference and starting point. I'll read it.
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+Bert Freudenberg 's SqueakJS is VERY cool. 

+Felipe Sanches, the images from the 70s run in JS, check out https://github.com/cdglabs/thinglab

(https://github.com/yoshikiohshima/NaClSqueak also interesting but obviously NaCl "is problematic" ;)
SqueakJS - A Squeak VM in Javascript
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