E C C E N T R I F U G E

Services for Type Designers, Calligraphers and Graphic Professionals

¶ Eccentrifuge, Inc. is a tiny company (as in one guy) based in the remote mountains of southwestern North Carolina, established in 2001, and also serving the Atlanta area. I offer technical consultation services to digital type foundries both small and large, plus general IT consulting for system builders and user-focused technology companies. Eccentrifuge, Inc. has nothing to do with any prog-rock band formed in 2009 in Wisconsin, and I really wish they would cease and desist using my trademark.

¶ In recent years, the emergence of new font technologies like OpenType and Apple Advanced Typography (formerly TrueType GX) has opened up new creative freedom for type designers, but that freedom's price is added complexity. I assist type designers in navigating and managing the complexity of OpenType feature programming, Euro conversion, character encoding and Unicode, Python scripting, bitmap embedding and some internationalization.

¶ I also specialize in developing connected OpenType font designs at a level of fluidity previously unavailable, allowing your designs to achieve a true handwritten look. The same principles can apply to complex interlocking scripts, which can take on a stacked, woven or labrynthine effect. With properly implemented contextual features, OpenType designs can exhibit qualities previously available only in hand-lettered logos.

¶ See some examples of my programming work..

¶ My clients have included Emigre, GarageFonts, House Industries, and other purveyors of quality digital type. Designers interested in our services should email John Butler.

Resources for the General Public—
If you're a type desinger who uses FontLab 4 or later, try some of our time-saving Python scripts.


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