Fonts in Printed Circuit Board design tools

In this talk we’ll have a look at commonly used Printed Circuit Board design tools (open- as well as closed source tools), especially with regard to font technologies and the effect on the aesthetics of PCBs. There are some peculiar restrictions to deal with, typical imposed by the “typical” data exchange formats, which in turn affect the way the traditional fonts have been designed. So the tools directly affect the aesthetics of the result. I want to look at ways to push the boundaries, improve the look of PCBs and solicit for feedback on these topics.