Oh boy, this must be what hrant has been waiting for... (or isn't it?)
apparently the rest of the family is yet to follow
Yes, delighted! To me it redeems the grot genre of type.
I just hope the textier weights come out soon...
Toshi is doing awesome work on it.
Last week at Nancy, we were talking about the different ways to handle masters and instances on Superpolator vs Glyphs, and he showed me a quick preview of the Unica masters setup in Glyphs. They look really really good!
It is released now, hrant. And at the moment a license for the whole family costs € 117.81 incl. VAT.
Great news. In fact we have two now!http://lineto.com/Lineto.com/Frontpages/2015/23+Feb+2015/
Cool. Please compare, hrant.
I haven't done any direct comparisons myself yet, but from what I've seen of others the biggest difference is spacing, with the Lineto version being much tighter, hence more suitable for display use. Other differences: the Monotype version is more strictly monoline, and nicely covers Cyrillic and Greek.
"the Lineto version being much tighter" than?
I believe the Lineto spacing is the same as in Scangraphic Body version.
I was saying Lineto's is tighter than Monotype's, but apparently it's tighter than Scangraphic's Body too: https://twitter.com/dominicphilcox/status/585530619192598529
gray - Scangraphic Body
black - Lineto sample on their page
So the image in that Twitter link is wrong?
No, different x-sizes, different pt-sizes. Gray - SB, size in pt on the right. Spacing basically is the same in all these fonts.
 It looks that it is not good idea to compare vector and bitmap pictures.
Huh? That's not what I'm getting at all.
Here's an image of LT on top of U77 and SB:
The x-heights are virtually identical, but the spacing is not.
If I am not mistaken Helvetica was launched the year I was born. So, I can not understand the brouha about the launch of what is described as the ‘Helvetica it should have been’. Time has passed. Better typefaces have been made. Get over this nostalgia trip, folks!
Hear, hear Bert!
As I've said, I'm not the biggest fan of grots... But the sad truth is that Helvetica, one of the worst ones ever made, is still ridiculously prominent today. A well-crafted grot that could make a dent in that is most welcome.