in the era of variable and color fonts

Santhosh Thottingal

Manjari, Chilanka, Nupuram, Malini typefaces

Principal Software Engineer at Wikimedia Foundation

asking an artist to become enough of a mathematician to understand how to write a font with 60 parameters is too much.

Typefaces are sophisticated software

Designers either possess a working knowledge of software engineering and mathematical principles

or

Collaborate closely with ‘type engineers’

MetaPost

Written by John Hobby, outputs vector graphic files (SVG)

Easy experimentation

Modularity

Mathematical accuracy vs Optical Correctness

Nib based design Vs Outline oriented design