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Just a Couple’a Fun Typography Links

Marcin Wichary made an incredible demo exploring “segmented type” as in, the kind you might see on a display like a microwave, but scaling up in complexity from there. “Datalegreya is a typeface which can interweave data curves with text.” Airbnb commissions their own new font, Cereal (complete with hype video), and then talks about how they are rolling out usage. I wonder what the price tag is for work like this. Seems like it would be both incredibly high but no-brainer worth it for big brands that are big enough. The post Just a Couple’a Fun Typography Links appeared first on CSS-Tricks....

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Wakamai Fondue

Roel Nieskens released a tool that lets you upload a font file and see what’s inside, from how many characters it contains to the number of languages it supports. Here’s what you see once you upload a font, in this case Covik Sans Mono Black: Why is this data useful? Well, I used this tool just the other day when I found a font file in a random Dropbox folder. What OpenType features does this font have? Are there any extra glyphs besides the Roman alphabet inside? Wakamai Fondue answered those questions for me in a jiffy. Direct Link...

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One File, Many Options: Using Variable Fonts on the Web

In 2016, an important development in web typography was jointly announced by representatives from Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, and Google. Version 1.8 of the OpenType font format introduced variable fonts. With so many big names involved, it’s unsurprising that all browsers are on-board and racing ahead with implementation. Font weights can be far more than just bold and normal—most professionally designed typefaces are available in variants ranging from a thin hairline ultralight to a black extra-heavy bold. To make use of all those weights, we would need a separate file for each. While a design is unlikely to need every...

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