Miguel makes my brain hurt, but in a good way

Posted on 26 February 2008 in:

Michi and Mathieu letter Tiffany's birthday sign 02

You can just make Miguel out in the upper-right of this photo. In the foreground, Mathieu and Michi letter birthday greetings for Tiffany.

This week, Adobe’s Miguel Sousa is here at Reading. Miguel is an MATD alumnus, and he’s offering a whirlwind introduction to the Adobe Font Developer Kit for OpenType (AFDKO). It seems that he spent the previous week giving a similar workshop in The Hague. I’m sure that most readers are already familiar with these tools, but if you aren’t, you can learn more about the tools—and even download the AFDKO—directly from the source. The process of generating fonts and font families with the AFDKO is very different from just plain FontLab, but it also seems more powerful and specific. Adobe finishes all of its OpenType fonts this way, I believe. Using commands in the MacOS X Terminal is a scary plunge, activating a different part of the mind. Maybe that’s what learning is.