Adobe Font Developer Kit for OpenType. A suite of tools for generating OpenType fonts.
Adobe Glyph List. This list documents all glyph names used in Adobe’s pre-Unicode fonts.
afii-names for cyrillic glyphs, etc.
Adobe Glyph List For New Fonts. This list is Adobe’s recommendation for new fonts.
Glyph names which are not included in this list should follow a
Application Programming Interface
Short for Bézier Control Point.
A version control system for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple developers.
An extension to the TrueType
sfntfont format that allows for either TrueType or Postscript outlines to be used.
It can include OpenType Layout tables for advanced typographic features, color font formats, and variations. The format is developed jointly by Microsoft and Adobe. The official specification is available here.
- OpenType fonts
- PostScript fonts
Font files encoded in outline font specifications for the PostScript digital typesetting system, developed by Adobe.
A Python library with objects that deal with data usually associated with fonts and type design.
Supports the UFO font format.
Unified Font Object. A cross-platform, cross-application, human-readable, future-proof format for storing font data.
FontLab’s binary format for font sources.
Web Open Font Format. A container format for webfonts.
A unit of written language: something you type in a text editor.
Characters live in digital files. Each character is represented as a number, according to a given encoding scheme.
- character set
A list of glyph names, in a particular order.
Used to define which glyphs should be included in a font, and which languages are supported.
The mapping of characters to numbers or codepoints, according to a particular encoding scheme. Used to store text digitally.
The physical embodiment of a typeface for a particular typographic technology.
A font can be a case of metal pieces, a photographic film, a computer file.
- font math
A visual representation of a character: something you draw in a font editor.
Glyphs live inside fonts, and each glyph has a name.
- transformation matrix
A collection of shapes representing letters, numbers, punctuation characters, various symbols, etc.
A Python library for creating native OS X user interfaces.
Last edited on 11/12/2017