March 23rd, 2011

Apollo 4 on column of fire

My tweets

  • Tue, 19:09: It should be easy to have my Asymptote code write out a series of eps or a font with snapshots in the cutting of a glyph. For later.
  • Tue, 19:17: Github Sorts Mill mirror wasn't being updated, due to Mercurial/hg-git breakage (hg-bookmarks no longer a module), but I've fixed.
  • Tue, 20:25: My Kompostilo Typesetter puts PDF pages in a tree. Does other SW out there just stick them in a list?
  • Wed, 02:10: I care about how type looks on the web, so I follow @typerendering. (They gave me a button to say that, but actually I don't feel it.)

Letters by programming

It’s nice being able to draw letters with a little programming in Emacs rather than the strain of dragging things and bringing up tedious, repetitive menus and dialogs.
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OTOH I still haven’t addressed a lot of issues (spacing and kerning, for instance), and as yet I don’t have a large toolset, so that I am constrained, if nothing else, by my limited ability to type. Very slow, at present. But there really is much else. (The intersection-finding algorithms could be better, for instance.)