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Parametric Fonts

What is it?

Parametric fonts are fonts that spring to life when a few parameters are set. Some systems work by interpolating (similar to morphing) from two or more master designs for each character. Other systems extrapolate from a central master. The most advanced and complex systems generate whole fonts from a single, very cleverly designed, master font.

Hand-picked Links

 • LiveType
 • Nicholas Fabian: Model based, synthetic and parametric Type Generation Systems
 • TrueType Typography: Parametric TrueType Fonts, by Laurence Penney

People in the field of Parametric Fonts

We know of 8 people who work in this field:

Benjamin Bauermeister
John Collins
Lucas de Groot
Peter Karow
Donald E. Knuth
David Lemon
Karl Leuthold
Yuri Yarmola

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