Type design is a time consuming activity, therefore it is necessary to think about how to use time more effectively. As the size of the glyph set greatly impacts the production time, it is most important to balance effort and glyph count. A well-conceived set can benefit both the designer and the end user. Additionally, a certain glyph coverage can set your foundry apart, or even be a political statement by supporting minority scripts.
This talk will discuss:
- existing standards (by Adobe, Google, etc.)
- criteria to determine a glyph set, considering purpose, style and audience of the design
- my advice on determining the glyph set, where to start and what to keep in mind
- comparison of other foundries‚Äô approaches