Talk | Dynamic Font Day 2018

18 = 96

Akiem Helmling
The Hague
Bas Jacobs

Dynamic Fonts (like OT 1.8) relate to tradtional fonts, like the web does to printed matter. Just like with the internet, it’s not the technologies themselves which matters but above all the consequences they imply. Meanwhile we all noticed that HTML, CSS & Javascript are not the web itself, but just technologies helping us to realise the bigger underlying idea: the dynamification of information. The same applies for OpenType 1.8. Just like HTLM, also the latest version of OT is not a new idea as such, but a new technological standard embedded withint an idea: the dynamication of the written word. A highly delicate situation where language itself is becoming variable. Where 18 is 96.