This talk gives an introduction to parametric type design and will cover the following main topics:
• Parametric type design: history and technical approaches
• Metafont (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metafont): history and implementations
• Webfonts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_typography#Web_fonts): what it means and why it is relevant
• Metaflop (http://www.metaflop.com/): web application for modulating Metafonts
The talk is held by two of the founders of Metaflop, Marco Müller (http://www.marco-mueller.com) and Alexis Reigel (http://koffeinfrei.org), and Linus Romer (http://www.ctan.org/author/romer), author of mf2outline (https://github.com/metaflop/metaflop-www/blob/master/bin/mf2outline) and creator of the Fetamont typeface (http://www.ctan.org/pkg/fetamont).