#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 27 - 29 Apr 2020

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

A trained photographer, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer (b. 1977 in Vienna, Austria) holds both a philosophy and a Dutch studies degree. He creates typefaces, works as a digital punchcutter for other type designers, and gives type design workshops on a regular basis. Since he has joined the Glyphs team in 2012, he has been writing articles, tutorials, and Python scripts, as well as the blog and the handbook. He used to live and work in Vienna, where his type studio Schriftlabor is seated. Today, Rainer is leading a nomadic lifestyle.

Things you did not know your fonts could do …

… and why you should stop using SVG on your website

Can you put animations into a font? And what about games? And what did Turkish president Erdoğan have to do with it? Learn the answers to these question, and what you should use instead of SVG in your web projects from now on, in this fun tour de force through modern font technology. Disclaimer: this lecture contains no prefabricated slides, all typing is done live on stage.

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