This is Part 1 of the Typography Now: Everything You Need to Know about Fonts Learning Series with Ilene Strizver.
What's on your wish list for the font of the future? Room for more characters, including small caps, old style figures, swashes and ligatures, and maybe even some ornaments? Perhaps a font format that works on both a Mac and a PC? Maybe even a font with a brain that knows when to use beginning and ending swashes, and other case-sensitive characters? Well, brace yourself, because the future is NOW!
* What exactly is OpenType
* How OpenType differs from Type1 and TrueType
* What are the extra features of an OpenType font
* How to access them
* Availability of OpenType fonts
About the Speaker
Ilene Strizver, founder of The Type Studio, is a typographic consultant, designer, writer and educator specializing in all aspect of visual communication, from the æsthetic to the technical. Ilene formerly was the Director of Typeface Development for International Typeface Corporation (ITC) where she developed more than 300 notable text and display typefaces.
She writes the popular column, fy(t)i For Your Typographic Information for fonts.com, as well as TypeTalk for creativepro.com. Her recent book, Type Rules! The designer's guide to professional typography, 3rd edition, has received numerous accolades from the type and design community. She conducts her widely acclaimed Gourmet Typography Workshops internationally.