Update: Please read Pascal’s comment!
And again a reference to Show #167. Pascal wrote in a comment that he didn’t like the font I used and pointed me to a nice free font called EBGaramond. This episode is about getting and using the font.
The font goes back into the 16th century. Claude Garamondwas a famous typesetter and publisher in Paris. He invented the apostrophe and designed a typeface that is still around.
A lot of font designers have derived their fonts from his work. You can be sure to find a Garamond typeface in every word processor font package.
Fonts are highly copyrighted and so Georg Duffner and his helpers went to the original source to cut a new, free version of a Garamond. A cursive font is under development too.
The font development is done with Font Forge.Just a short look at that program will convince you that type design is a serious business.
In the video I show how to install a font and how to use the new text tool in GIMP 2.7 with the on canvas editing.
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