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I think the ideas behind it are beautiful in my mind

July 8th, 2007 · Tags: · · 7 Comments

Interview with George Williams, Fontforge developer (…) I think the ideas behind it are beautiful in my mind — and in some sense I find the user interface beautiful. I’m not sure that anyone else in the world does, because it’s what I want, but I think it’s beautiful. (George Williams, May 2007) For those […]

How to turn a frog into a prince

June 27th, 2007 · Tags: · · · · · 2 Comments

Frog and Prince is a fairytale featuring free software, python scripting and an open font. The story was premièred at LGM 2007 (Montréal, Canada), and formed the centerpiece of the Canadian Printing Breakfast (Brussels, June 2007). Below is everything you need to make the recipe, but you can also browse through sample documents for each […]

Le grec, c’est du chinois

May 25th, 2007 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Le grec, c’est du chinois

Conversation avec Pierre-Luc Auclair (Déjàvu) et Nicolas Spalinger (OFL) SIL_deja_vu.mp3 (27 mn – 25 Mb) Extrait d’une conversation avec Pierre Luc Auclair, graphiste et collaborateur dans le projet de police Déjà vu, et Nicolas Spalinger, bénévole de la SIL, équipe fontes libres Debian et Ubuntu, OFLB. En français dans le texte, avec quelques questions posées […]

A user should not be able to shoot himself in the foot

May 19th, 2007 · Tags: · · 3 Comments

Interview with Andreas Vox, Scribus-developer While in the background participants to the Libre Graphics Meeting 2007 start saying goodbye to each other, Andreas Vox makes time to sit down with us in the hotel lounge. We want to talk to him about Scribus, the open-source application for professional page layout. Not only as users that […]

How to catch Ukrainian TV in Moscow

May 15th, 2007 · Tags: · · Comments Off on How to catch Ukrainian TV in Moscow

Conversation with Igor Novikov and Valek Philippov (SK1) Excerpts from a conversation with Igor Novikov (Ukraine) and Valek Philippov (Russia) about how and why they are involved in SK1 pre-press software; the joy of reverse engineering and a handy tip for receiving Russian TV in Ukraine too. igor_valek.mp3 [25mb]

Libre Graphics Meeting

May 9th, 2007 · Tags: · 6 Comments

Montreal, 4-6 May 2007 An intense meeting of demos and how-to’s – LGM takes place in three fairly intimate rooms in the Ecole Polytechnique of the University of Montreal, which means we have enough time and opportunity to ask our questions, set up interviews, discuss bread baking with developers, designers, typographers, researchers gathered. The university […]

LGM Pictures

May 9th, 2007 · Tags: · Comments Off on LGM Pictures

LGM pictures here

Interview with George Williams (FontForge)

May 7th, 2007 · Tags: · · 4 Comments

Interview (unedited files) with George Williams, developer of FontForge, the open source font editing tool. Conversation about Shakespeare, Unicode, the pleasure of making beautiful things and pottery. Enjoy! Listen to the recording : GW_dl1.mp3 [8.1 mb] and GW_dl2.mp3 [16.6 mb] … or read the transcription: “I think the ideas behind it are beautiful in my […]

Smooth curves drawing font revolution?

May 7th, 2007 · Tags: · · 2 Comments

Spiro is a toolkit for curve design, especially font design, created by Raph Levien. It is a smooth alternative to the wide known Bézier curves… It is VERY impressive using.

1 année de Graphisme, 100% libre

May 6th, 2007 · Tags: · · · · 2 Comments

La conférence d’Alexandre Robin a LGM Association internationnale en science politique. Design Graphique, administration reseau, dévelopement web, Alexandre à choisi de travailler en OS plus par goût que par économie. Une présentation enthousiasmante, menée dans un protocole tout “corporate” il apparait aussi que le sujet était: “comment j’ai caché à mes collègues que je faisais […]

In Canada

May 3rd, 2007 · Tags: · Comments Off on In Canada

Montreal Flight Discoveries

May 3rd, 2007 · Tags: · · 1 Comment

While on our way to the Libre Graphics Meeting in Montreal we’ve done a quick test of Scribus 1.3.4cvs and … good news! Major New Feature No.1: possibility to add character styles (besides paragraph styles) and a general clean up of the way styles work. More testing needed, but interface and direction taken look promising. […]


April 10th, 2007 · Tags: · Comments Off on OSP at LGM

For the Libre Graphics Meeting, taking place May 4-6 in Montreal, Canada, OSP members Harrisson and Femke will speak about FLOSS and design: Relaying Systems – Why designers should be interested in FLOSS. The programme is here!