Monotype Imaging and Fonts.com are pleased to sponsor the Webfontday and beyondtellerrand, two typographic conferences being held in Germany this month. Toshi Omagari, typeface designer at Monotype, will present at the Webfontday in Munich on Nov. 10.
Nadine Chahine, Arabic specialist for Linotype and Monotype, will be delivering the opening speech of the beyondtellerrand conference taking place in Düsseldorf on Nov. 19–21.
Webfontday 2012: Toshi Omagari on “Web Fonts for Non-Latin Scripts”
Toshi Omagari, a typeface designer at Monotype, will examine “Web Fonts for Non-Latin Scripts.” Today, Web font technology allows designers to work with thousands of fonts available for website design. Yet this is true mainly for Latin alphabets. Toshi will address the challenges of implementing non-Latin Web fonts. He will also discuss how to work with specific browsers and scripts when implementing non-Latin Web fonts. Toshi’s work involves multilingual typography and font development for world languages and scripts, including Greek, Cyrillic and Mongolian.
Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2.30 p.m.
Halle 27, Hirschgartenallee 27, Munich
beyondtellerrand: Nadine Chahine on “Eye Movement and Typeface Legibility”
Nadine Chahine, award-winning Lebanese type designer working as the Arabic specialist for Linotype and Monotype, will present “Eye Movement and Typeface Legibility.” Through her Ph.D. research, Nadine undertook Arabic legibility studies and its role to improve literacy in the Arabic world. During her presentation, she will cover the different factors that can affect reading and eye movement control. Her work investigates the effects of the visual characteristics of text on reading, and offers a new definition of legibility that is rooted in the research of eye movement in reading.
Monday, Nov 19 at 10:00 a.m.
Capitol Theater, Dusseldorf