Type@Cooper - Pardon My Accent

Pardon My Accent


with Ben Kiel




Wed., Jun. 15 – Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
10:00AM – 5:00PM
location: On campus

A discount is available to Typographics conference participants. A promotional discount code will be found on the PDF of qualifying conference tickets. Please apply the code to workshop registration.

Building out your typeface design's accented glyph coverage can be a daunting challenge. This workshop will go over some ways to take the complexity out of teaching your typeface to be multilingual. We'll examine how to determine what languages you want and need to cover, accent design and placement, tools to automate accent building, writing OpenType code for non-precomposed accents, and how to face down the kerning challenge of many new glyphs. The workshop will be taught in RoboFont, but the principles will translate to all font editors.


    Required Materials

  • A laptop
  • A font that you want to build accents for
  • A font and text editor




Instructor: Ben Kiel

Pardon My Accent
Ben Kiel is a typeface designer and educator. He runs Typefounding—his typeface design and production studio—and teaches at his alma matter, Washington University. Before moving to Saint Louis he earned his MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading in 2005, and was subsequently a typeface designer, director, and developer at House Industries from 2006–2012. He has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Delaware, and is the Education Chair of the St. Louis chapter of the AIGA.

• www.benkiel.com



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