Arabic Font Workshop in Alexandria

  • Event
  • Alexandria, Egypt

Turn your calligraphy into fonts: Three intensive days for getting started in digital type design for Arabic at the Library of Alexandria.

Workshop: Create an Arabic Font with Glyphs

When?

Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 10.00 – 17.00 h
Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 10.00 – 17.00 h
Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 10.00 – 17.00 h

Who?

Georg Seifert
Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

Library of Alexandria

How much?

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For whom?

Anyone who wants to digitise their Arabic letter designs, and turn them into a working OpenType font. No prior knowledge of font editing required.

Prerequisites

No prior experience in font making required. Familiarity with the Arabic script expected.

Bring your MacBook with the latest version of Glyphs preinstalled.

Registration

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Links

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Introduction to Digital Arabic Type Design with the Glyphs Font Editor: Turn your sketches and calligraphy into real fonts! Get all your questions answered in 3 intensive days of digital type design. We cover the basics of vectorisation and digitisation, as well as possible workflows with the Glyphs application, OpenType features, font engineering, quality assurance, and font production. Participants can purchase Glyphs licenses at a discount.

Lecture: Can Fonts do that?

When?

Mon 26 Nov, 17.00 h

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

Library of Alexandria

How much?

t.b.a.

For whom?

Open to public

Can animations be put into fonts? And what about games? Learn the answer to these questions, and how Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked the gamification of fonts, in this fun tour-de-force through the possibilities of modern OpenType fonts. Warning: This presentation includes the latest font technology.