Introduction to FitFont Service 04: “Automatic Fitting Tool”

Type Project develops and utilizes an automatic fitting tool to support “fitting” work to find the Japanese FitFont that perfectly fits the Latin font.

This tool obtains information, such as horizontal stem width, vertical stem width, character width, cap height, etc., from the target glyph to compare and calculate the Japanese FitFont that becomes a combination candidate, as well as enlargement ratio on the Latin side at the time of combination, baseline shift, etc. While using the obtained information as a reference, the actual mixed typesetting is visually checked and slightly adjusted in the end. Although the final judgment is made by the human eye, the automatic fitting tool can significantly reduce the time spent checking each combination of instances in a huge number.


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