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Spacing Macro

This is a FontLab macro intended to be used in the 'initial stages' of type development.
It allows you to play around and explore how the spacing interact with your glyphs,
by getting quick visual feedback.

Watch a quick video that shows how I use it:
https://vimeo.com/45648496

You can also read how the idea started at:
http://typedrawers.com/discussion/52/spacing-macro

It's in early beta stage, so it only works for the lowercase letters at the moment.
I hope this to be a good starting point, to develop it into a more complex macro to support uppercase and numerals.

Thanks to:
Erik van Blokland, Tal Leming and Just van Rossum for http://robofab.org/
Frank E. Blokland http://www.lettermodel.org/ for the inspiration, and the method to space the /n.
Miguel Sousa http://typophile.com/node/15794 for the "groups procedure" and http://www.adhesiontext.com/
David Ross http://djr.com/ and Andres Torresi http://andrestorresi.com.ar/ for their help with python.

Project Members: PabloImpallari

Project Updates:

Spacing Macro - Beta07

July 12, 2012 at 7:40 pm by PabloImpallari

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Spacing Macro

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Sans:

  • Cabin 8 Styles
  • Cabin Condensed 4 Styles
  • Dosis 7 Styles
  • Encode Sans 45 Styles
  • Quattrocento Sans 4 Styles
  • Racing Sans
  • Raleway Family 18 Styles

Serif:

  • Domine 2 Styles
  • Hermeneus
  • Libre Baskerville 3 Styles
  • Libre Caslon Text 3 Styles
  • Libre Caslon Display
  • Quattrocento 2 Styles

Display:

  • Cabin Sketch 2 Styles
  • Cantora
  • Life Savers 2 Styles
  • Milonga
  • Miltonian 2 Styles
  • New Rocker
  • Poetsen
  • Raleway Dots
  • Ranchers
  • Sniglet 2 Styles