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Mercury + Verlag: which serif alternative?

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Massimo Guizzetti's picture
Joined: 13 Apr 2012 - 5:38am
Mercury + Verlag: which serif alternative?

Hi guys!
I'm building a website in which I decided to use Verlag for titles (they are all png images) and Mercury for texts. I thought to use web font services like Typotheque, FontDeck, TypeKit or Google Web Fonts (that is free!), but I found out that none of these supports Mercury.

Which alternatives do you suggest? I would like a very contemporary font and I also like Mercury's geometry (for example the fact that the horizontal serifs are flat and not tapered).

Thank you very much in advance.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am

Since Mercury is a Fleischmann revival, you could look for other such efforts. Here's an -old- article that might be helpful (second section): http://www.typographer.org/2005_06_01_digests.html

Alternatively, you could look for fonts that are "wedge serif", which turns up nice stuff like this: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/spinoza-pro/
(Noting here that FF is top-tier in terms of screen rendering.)


Stephen Coles's picture
Joined: 14 May 2001 - 11:00am

If you can wait, I’d hold on for the real deal. H&FJ’s webfont service should be launching very soon.