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Got an idea or some sketches for a font but don't want to deal with the hassle of creating it yourself? Maybe you've already thrown some cool glyphs into Illustrator, but the whole font software thing is a bit much? No stress! Forget about the font project technicalities – we're here to cook up desktop fonts, webfonts, or even some slick variable fonts just for you.

Got a font project collecting dust on the shelf for ages because life got in the way? Staring down a deadline for your font but running low on time or skills? No sweat, we've got your back. We're a crew of pro engineers, and we'd love to help you bring your font to life or even whip up a whole font family for you.

We're living in a place with a bunch of accents flying around. Latin diacritics aren't rocket science – making a tcaron or an ogonek? Piece of cake. But let's be real, most fonts out there are dropping the ball on these, if they bother at all. We can take a peek at your font's diacritics, fix them up, or even cook up a whole new design. Let's make those accents pop!

Metrics – a must in design. When you're deep into sketching the cool black bits of your font, those white spaces can sneak away. Having an extra set of eyes can catch the things you might've missed. And let's talk kerning, the time-consuming, mind-numbing part of wrapping up a font. We've got you covered with semi-automatic scripting – making it faster and a bit less snooze-worthy.

Is your project going global, expanding beyond Europe? Is there any need for Cyrillic alphabets? Does your client need a Greek extension? We‘re happy to help you with these if you need.

Oh, those webfonts – every client's craving, but let's be real, creating them is no cakewalk. Windows XP, 2000, 7, 8, 10, IE, Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari, v11.4.1, v63.2.6, v42.6... It's a bit of a mess, but hey, we've got tricks up our sleeves to make it work. If hinting's your thing, we can hook you up with the best autohinting or give it that personal touch with some manual hinting.

If you've been in the game for the past few years, this thing's probably been on your radar. If you were kicking it 20 years ago, you might've heard whispers about it too. Well, guess what? It's back, and this time it's playing nice with everybody. Variable fonts, the cool cats of typography, squeezing a whole font family into one neat file. Some browsers and Adobe CC apps are already vibing with them. We're here to get you all set for the next font revolution. Ready to ride the wave?

Got a special feature in your font but not up for all the manual labor? Scripting might just be your font's superhero. Share your pain, and we'll whip up a custom script to save the day.

And hey, if you're into type stuff, we roll out a bunch of workshops each year, whether it's in schools or rocking it in companies. Pitch us a topic, and we can drop a day-long workshop right in your office. We're all about these gigs, so hit us up and make some font magic happen!

SERVICES

FONT CREATION

FONT FINISHING

ACCENTS CHECK/BUILD

METRICS/KERNING

CYRILLIC&GREEK

WEBFONTS/HINTING

VARIABLE FONTS

SCRIPTING&LECTURES

SERVICES

FONT CREATION

Got an idea or some sketches for a font but don't want to deal with the hassle of creating it yourself? Maybe you've already thrown some cool glyphs into Illustrator, but the whole font software thing is a bit much? No stress! Forget about the font project technicalities – we're here to cook up desktop fonts, webfonts, or even some slick variable fonts just for you.

FONT FINISHING

Got a font project collecting dust on the shelf for ages because life got in the way? Staring down a deadline for your font but running low on time or skills? No sweat, we've got your back. We're a crew of pro engineers, and we'd love to help you bring your font to life or even whip up a whole font family for you.

ACCENTS CHECK/BUILD

We're living in a place with a bunch of accents flying around. Latin diacritics aren't rocket science – making a tcaron or an ogonek? Piece of cake. But let's be real, most fonts out there are dropping the ball on these, if they bother at all. We can take a peek at your font's diacritics, fix them up, or even cook up a whole new design. Let's make those accents pop!

METRICS/KERNING

Metrics – a must in design. When you're deep into sketching the cool black bits of your font, those white spaces can sneak away. Having an extra set of eyes can catch the things you might've missed. And let's talk kerning, the time-consuming, mind-numbing part of wrapping up a font. We've got you covered with semi-automatic scripting – making it faster and a bit less snooze-worthy.

CYRILLIC&GREEK

Is your project going global, expanding beyond Europe? Is there any need for Cyrillic alphabets? Does your client need a Greek extension? We‘re happy to help you with these if you need.

WEBFONTS/HINTING

Oh, those webfonts – every client's craving, but let's be real, creating them is no cakewalk. Windows XP, 2000, 7, 8, 10, IE, Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari, v11.4.1, v63.2.6, v42.6... It's a bit of a mess, but hey, we've got tricks up our sleeves to make it work. If hinting's your thing, we can hook you up with the best autohinting or give it that personal touch with some manual hinting.

VARIABLE FONTS

If you've been in the game for the past few years, this thing's probably been on your radar. If you were kicking it 20 years ago, you might've heard whispers about it too. Well, guess what? It's back, and this time it's playing nice with everybody. Variable fonts, the cool cats of typography, squeezing a whole font family into one neat file. Some browsers and Adobe CC apps are already vibing with them. We're here to get you all set for the next font revolution. Ready to ride the wave?

SCRIPTING&LECTURES

Got a special feature in your font but not up for all the manual labor? Scripting might just be your font's superhero. Share your pain, and we'll whip up a custom script to save the day.

And hey, if you're into type stuff, we roll out a bunch of workshops each year, whether it's in schools or rocking it in companies. Pitch us a topic, and we can drop a day-long workshop right in your office. We're all about these gigs, so hit us up and make some font magic happen!

ABOUT

TEAM

Jan Charvát

Zuzana Konečná

Tereza Turková

FAQ

WE ARE
RENEGADEFONTS

Font foundry and engineering studio established in 2017. We're based in Prague, Czech Republic but operate on worldwide projects. We develop fonts that are on the edge of type design universum, trying to find challenging ideas and forge them into fonts. We are fueled with joy of creating new fonts, experiments and tools.

JAN
CHARVÁT

Jan Charvát studied programming graphical applications at Czech Technical University in Prague. After finishing school he went freelance and also worked for 10 years in TV as an evening news graphic operator. He moved to Germany and worked for Monotype as a Font Engineer and there he specialized in scripting and large family production with a focus on diacritics. Now back in Prague he's a Freelancer and Teacher of Type theory and graphic design at two major higher education schools.

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font engineer and type designer

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more than ten years in the field

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lectured on ATypI, Kerning, WebExpo or Typolabs

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worked 2 years as a font engineer in Monotype

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creator of type design workshop Typohorky

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published fonts with extended latin support, greek & cyrillic

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http://jancharvat.cz/

ZUZANA
KONEČNÁ

Zuzana Konečná studied interactive graphics at VOŠ Václava Hollara in Prague. She joined the studio during her 2nd year and began specializing in type design. She completed her studies with a thesis on the subject of backslant italics. Currently, her focus lies on website development, hinting, and QA. Additionally, she is a core team member of the Typohorky type design workshop.

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font engineer and type designer

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finished thesis on backslant italics

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works 3 years as a font engineer

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organizes type design workshop Typohorky

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http://zuzankonecna.cz/

TEREZA
TURKOVÁ

Tereza Turková is a graphic design student at VOŠ Hellichova in Prague. As such, she is primarily responsible for managing the graphics and animations in our studio.

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graphic designer

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manages our studio's socials

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cat lover

I have letters in Adobe Illustrator and would like to make a font from that, can you do it for me?

Yes, we will produce a quality font for you and you get the font sources with it too.

I have Glyphs/Fontlab file with some charset, can you expand it for me?

Yes, but we prefer Glyphs sources, althrough we can work with FL too.

My typeface does not work as expected, can you help me?

Yes, we'll analyze your font and if it's possible we fix it.

Can you help us with custom font for a client / pitch?

Yes

I would like to do some edits to Google Font family, is that legal? Can you help me?

Bring it in! It's legal and you can achieve great results with little time compared to drawing completely new face.

My client has some issues with my font and I don't know how to solve that. Can you help me?

We can run some specific tests and suggest a solution.

Can you edit hinted files?

Yes, to some degree.

Can you fix hinting errors?

Depends on hinting technique used, but mostly we can.

WE ARE
RENEGADE
FONTS

Font foundry established in 2017. We're based in Prague, Czech Republic but operate on worldwide projects. We develop fonts that are on the edge of type design universum, trying to find challenging ideas and forge them into fonts. We are fueled with joy of creating new fonts, experiments and tools.

  • Jan Charvát was born more than 35 years ago. He studied programming graphical applications at Czech Technical University in Prague. After finishing school he went freelance and also worked for 10 years in TV as an evening news graphic operator. He moved to Germany and worked for Monotype as a Font Engineer and there he specialized in scripting and large family production with a focus on diacritics. Now back in Prague he's a Freelancer and Teacher of Type theory and graphic design at two major higher education schools.
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    font engineer and type designer

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    more than ten years in the field

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    lectured on ATypI, Kerning, WebExpo or Typolabs

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    worked 2 years as a font engineer in Monotype

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    creator of type design workshop Typohorky

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    published fonts with extended latin support, greek & cyrillic

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    http://jancharvat.cz/

  • Zuzana Konečná studied interactive graphics at VOŠ Václava Hollara in Prague. She joined the studio during her 2nd year and began specializing in type design. She completed her studies with a thesis on the subject of backslant italics. Currently, her focus lies on website development, hinting, and QA. Additionally, she is a core team member of the Typohorky type design workshop.
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    font engineer and type designer

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    finished thesis on backslant italics

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    works 3 years as a font engineer

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    organizes type design workshop Typohorky

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    http://zuzankonecna.cz/

  • Tereza Turková is a graphic design student at VOŠ Hellichova in Prague. As such, she is primarily responsible for managing the graphics and animations in our studio.
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    graphic designer

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    manages our studio's socials

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    cat lover

FAQ

I have letters in Adobe Illustrator and would like to make a font from that, can you do it for me?

Yes, we will produce a quality font for you and you get the font sources with it too.

I have Glyphs/Fontlab file with some charset, can you expand it for me?

Yes, but we prefer Glyphs sources, althrough we can work with FL too.

My typeface does not work as expected, can you help me?

Yes, we'll analyze your font and if it's possible we fix it.

Can you help us with custom font for a client / pitch?

Depends on hinting technique used, but mostly we can.

We would like to do some edits to Google Font family, is that legal? Can you help us?

Bring it in! It's legal and you can achieve great results with little time compared to drawing completely new face.

My client has some issues with my font and I don't know how to solve that. Can you help me?

We can run some specific tests and suggest a solution.

Can you edit hinted files?

Yes, to some degree.

Can you fix hinting errors?

Depends on hinting technique used, but mostly we can.