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Thomas Phinney
Fonts & typography. Font Detective, expert witness and consultant. FontLab CEO. Dad and husband.
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Thomas Phinney 7h
I have no doubt that would make an amazing host.
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Thomas Phinney 12h
Replying to @GlennF
Seriously? I totes assumed you did it on purpose! (Because Albertus is awesome, and most people would never notice the change anyway.)
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FontLab 13h
This converts from Microsoft’s VOLT format to the Adobe .fea format used by FontLab (and many others). Thanks, !
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Thomas Phinney Apr 20
Replying to @GlennF
Figures you’d replace Friz Quadrata with Albertus. ;)
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Seb Lester Apr 20
Does anyone know anything about designing playing cards. Best company to work with? It would make probably sense to do a set. So many of my favourite things to showcase in one project - letterforms, patterns, ornament & heraldry.
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FontLab Apr 20
6.1.4 exports .glyphs files and opens them much more faithfully — on Mac and Windows! The conversion has its limits, but it’s a long walk until you reach them. 🤝 😊
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Thomas Phinney Apr 18
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Thomas Phinney Apr 18
Replying to @daycalligraphy
I have difficulty imagining you needing such a degree at this point in your career.
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Thomas Phinney Apr 18
... because the possibilities are open-ended; we are talking proper names and not just dictionary word lists; & it’s a LOT of possibilities. Plus, permutations matter: Joe Burple, Joseph Burple, Joseph M. Burple, Mr. Burple... all different lengths.
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Thomas Phinney Apr 18
Hmmm. Certainly not too hard to check a specific text for a given redaction spot and determine whether the proposed text is consistent, inconsistent, or borderline as to whether it could fit. Impractical to generate a list of possibilities, I think....
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Thomas Phinney Apr 14
Also, this Independent headline (and the beginning of the article) claim that mice are women and children.
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Thomas Phinney Apr 14
Apparently mice qualify as “breast cancer patients” according to this Tech Times headline.
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Thomas Phinney Apr 14
You've got to follow this account to get your science corrections! <3
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NatGeoMaps Apr 14
These are some of the most common geographic misconceptions
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Daniel Benneworth-Gray Apr 13
LEGO Gutenberg printing press by Michael Jasper.
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Thomas Phinney Apr 11
You’re really going to call something “TypeKits” when Adobe Typekit was so recently a major thing? (smh)
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Thomas Phinney Apr 10
That's very helpful, thanks! (And appreciation to and for passing the word about!) I pinged David Crossen to start.
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Thomas Phinney Apr 10
Helvetica documentary, entire film, is now on YouTube!
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Thomas Phinney Apr 10
Gerrit Noordzij’s The Stroke is back in print, in English: This is a foundational book for anyone wanting to understand type design, and especially the relationship between type design and calligraphy.
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Thomas Phinney Apr 9
Hey, any of my friends know anyone who teaches design in Aberdeen, Scotland? RGU maybe? Looking at going to a forensics conference, and would love to arrange to teach a type design workshop just before (like June 21–23).
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