I'm working now on a font, pixel font, and in my opinion it is difficult and long.
First you design each sign: lower case, upper case, variants like accents and ligatures, numbers, editorial signs, commercial signs, mathematical signs, and any more curious item you may add to make it better.
Sedond, you design the font styles, bold, italic, light, condensed, etc.
Then, when you compare them, you realize you have a lot of adjustments to do.
Third, you have to convert them to a font, with programs like FontLab or Phontographer. There you have to put each sign in its place, and adjust the metrics.
The metrics are the signs spacing, letter i
hasn't got the same distance from the next letter (whatever it is) than g
, the same for O
, the shape of each letter determines the distance from next, and yet that is checked and done, you continue with pairs, for example the VA
pair hasn't got the same spacing than VL
, in the first case, the A
invades the V
area so to make whatever you write readable and eye friendly; "fi
" is not the same than fg
is no the same tham TK
, so you have to go through a series of "key pairs" to make a good font.
After you do all this, you have to do it again with the Bold Version, and the light version...
It takes a lot of time, and then, you print something and you see many things to correct, and again and again.
I'm working now on a pixel font with Roman Sans
, Bold Sans
, Condensed Sans
, Roman Serif
and Bold Serif
styles. I'm adjusting the metrics now. Be patience and you'll get a copy