Open Baskerville: OpenBaskerville 0.1

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In the 0.0 series we work on James Puckett’s digitisation of Fry’s Baskerville. This typeface is best suited to display sizes (see We might make a text version but working towards 0.1 we stick to this model first.

We also setup a GitHub repository and a Bug Tracker at Lighthouse app. We create a project website.

We create a build script so that you can build the font programmaticaly. We also decide on a version number scheme. We make it easy for people to download and try out the font.

We work with the developers of FontForge and RoboFab to make sure the UFO output is similar—until now, we’ve only had FontLab (RoboFab) contributors, but transparently accepting patches from FontForge is a priority.

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Open Baskerville is an open source project to create a digital revival of the famous ‘Baskerville’ typefaces. To be more exact, Open Baskerville is based upon Fry’s Baskerville, a Baskerville derivative created by Isaac Moore, a punchcutter who worked for John Baskerville. work. The font is to be licensed under either the SIL OFL or the GNU GPL v3.

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