Basically, I have a lot of drawings in a lot of files for a typeface revival I'm working on --- it's optically-sized, and I only have a couple of complete sets (from memory, 28 and 72 pt.) and only one pair of letters where I have all the sizes (cap and lowercase N/n) so what I want to do is work up a system which allows me to:
- design letters as strokes in
METAFONTw/ an adjustment for optical size (and maybe some others)
- proof these letters on-screen easily / automatically / at least somewhat interactively
- overlay the proof letters w/ the outlines which I do have
- get a nice outline from the
METAFONTdesign which I can then use to make an Opentype font
I'm stuck at the step of making a proof and overlaying it --- is there some easy / elegant way to do this? I've managed to use
METAFONT to make a .2602gf file, and then used
gftodvi to make a .dvi which I can view, but that comes out much larger than a page.
Then, once I've got a
METAFONT I'll have to work out getting nice outlines from it and making an OpenType font, but first I need to design the design.
Okay, given a
mode_setup; u# := 2mm#; define_pixels(u); beginchar("A", 8u#, 9u#, 5u#); z1 = ( 0u, 0u); z2 = ( 8u, 0u); z3 = ( 1u, 8u); z4 = ( 7u, 8u); pickup pencircle scaled 1u#; draw z4 .. z1 .. z2 .. z3 .. cycle; pickup pencircle scaled 3u#; drawdot z1; drawdot z2; drawdot z3; drawdot z4; endchar; \end
we process it using
and get the file eight.2602gf
we then run
which gets us eight.dvi, but when we open that we see:
Ideally I'd like a solution which makes use of lualatex and PDF.