An elegant, well-balanced sans-serif heading font.
It is not finished. Please give advice, criticism and tips.
"Maelstrom" came about because my original inspiration was an Indic script called Malayalam or something, and the first English word I thought starting with the "mal" sound was "Maelstrom". But it doesn't describe the font at all. EDIT: It is now called Scarange. I'm not sure how much better it is.
This is my first font. I think I got a good result. It looks especially elegant at middle sizes (about 18 - 40 pt). At large sizes the bearings are too wide (the letters are too far apart). Somebody know how to do TrueType hinting? Can you help me, please? It is not intended for paragraph text, but is readable down to about 8 pt.
It was spaced automatically, and I have not kerned it yet. Apparently the Windows font renderer ignores kerning anyway. Does FreeType do the same?
It contains all the printable characters in 7-bit ASCII, plus a few more. Should eventually include all of MES-1.
Bold and possibly Oblique coming soon.
EDIT: Scarange has been quite significantly edited since this. Some of the letterforms are quite different ('M' now looks like an M and not 'Pl'), and some are more subtle improvements; the descenders are also significantly shorter (a good change). It has now been respaced by hand and I am busy with manual kerning. It now includes all of Latin-1 plus the Euro sign (or Latin-0 plus Universal Currency sign) as well as a few more. If you are interested in this version, please note me.