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We are delighted to introduce a new a free version of Monotype’s Typecast application, now available through Google Fonts and Monotype: http://typecast.com/google-fonts
Our premium version of the Typecast application enables typographic experimentation without the need to hand code or use expensive design software. In this new public version, users are able to select any font on the Google Fonts website and then follow the link to the Typecast application.
Monotype teamed up with Google to offer versions of Google Web fonts designed for print. Users of Google Fonts can now work with free, desktop versions of Google Web fonts accessed through Monotype’s patent-pending SkyFonts™ technology, which enables cloud-based access to OpenType® fonts.
I wonder how Roboto should be classified. Is it a grotesk, a geometric sans serif, a humanist sans serif? In any case it is a lineal sans serif, but I am wondering about the contextual category.
If you ask me, it’s a hybrid, with classicist grotesk (lowercase a and as, and uppercase S, C, G) with elements of a humanist sans serif (lowercase e, g, etc.). What do you think?
By comparison, Surface Pro is 207.82 ppi and a MacBook Pro 13" is 227 ppi. My iPhone 4s, by comparison stands tall at 326 ppi, although the next generation of phones (like HTC One) should pass it by.
Should I switch to the metric system when discussing this?
Hello, can someone please confirm a font for me?
I BELIEVE the font shown below is Open Sans from Google, but I'm not 100% sure.
We are proud to announce our new release!
"FENIX" by Fernando Díaz: a FREE typeface specially designed for display and long texts, it has it’s fundations based in calligraphy, with strong serifs, and rough strokes. Its proportions have an objective to gain space in height and width. Itís elegant at large sizes and legible at the same time, with a lot of rhythm in small sizes.
Monotype Imaging’s Fonts.com Web Fonts team and Google have been brainstorming ways to make Web fonts better.
Looking to reduce Web font file sizes, the Google Web Fonts team began working closely with Monotype to discuss the advantages of their patented MicroType® Express (MTX) algorithm. The results led to the joint conclusion that in order to truly maximize the value of this technology, it needed to be adopted by Web browsers and font tools. It was decided that the greatest benefits would be achieved by sharing MTX with the entire Web community. As a result, Monotype Imaging has agreed to make the MTX format, as described in our W3C submissions, available to the public at no cost.
Anybody know what font Google is using for their new Chrome Web videos? http://www.youtube.com/user/googlechrome#p/c/5CD3EDF0437B3006
Just found Typophile doing some searches... awesome, looking forward to using this forum.
Eben Sorkin is working on Merriweather, a libre font project supported by Google:
http://code.google.com/webfonts now includes support for more scripts :)
Google uses a font in its documents that you can see in the names of many of its products:
Check out this PDF file to see the font in different weights: http://goo.gl/Sk90
What font is that?
Looking at the Google logo, I thought to wonder about the typeface used for it.
Google now has the reading abilities of a teenager and can read f-ligatures: “[T]he characters fi can... be represented as two characters (f and i) or a special display form ﬁ. A Google search for [financials] or [office] used to not see these as equivalent – to the software they would just look like *nancials and of*ce. There are thousands of characters like this, and they occur in surprisingly many pages on the Web, especially generated PDF documents.