>Sorry to be a party pooper, but there's a distiction that has
>to be made here. It might be obvious, but here it goes:
>What you're seeing is not an accurate representation of the outline
>font that Carter made, and not even a rasterization of it: it's a
>hand-crafted bitmap which has little to do with the outline font,
>except that it doesn't have serifs. In fact, chances are the
>bitmaps weren't even done by Carter, since it's such a menial
>task unrelated to creating outline fonts.
'These accusations are false.'
From Jack Yan's excellent article on FontZone (www.fontzone.com)...
Georgia and Verdana lay firmly at the upper end of the continuum, where
Rickner matched the outlines to Carter's hand-edited bitmaps, which were
created before the outlines. 'The idea was to let Matthew design the ideal
bitmaps for these 'faces, unconstrained by the TrueType data. After all,
these 'faces were designed first and foremost as screen 'faces. As such, it
didn't make sense to start by drawing some beautiful outlines and then force
them onto the pixel grid and hope for the best.'