The problem with this response is that it limits type selection. Multiple
master fonts are quite useful in this regard but there weren't a lot of them
produced. I believe the original question was regarding the capabilities of
FontLab, that is, did it have similar features to Fontographer that would
facilitate the letterpress configuration of digital fonts (to compensate for
ink spread). From the responses I suspect it does but that it is also quite
buggy yet on the Mac. I understand that the OpenType format will incorporate
multiple masters technology, as QuickDraw GX similarly would have, but have
yet to see much market movement toward OpenType. So, at this point in time,
and for several years now, the choice has been multiple masters or working
the weights down in Fontographer. This doesn't look like it will change
On Wed, 19 Sep 2001 22:39:20 -0700, Tim Walters <
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>A while back (a month or two, maybe?) someone asked about compensating for
>ink gain when designing for polymer plate printing. At the time, I thought
>to myself "use multiple master fonts", but since I had never made a polymer
>plate in my life, I was hesitant to give advice.
>Yesterday I took a polymer plate-making class, and asked the instructor
>this question. He said, "use multiple master fonts."
>So there you have it, sports fans.
>Tim Walters : The Doubtful Palace : http://www.doubtfulpalace.com