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Webfont alternative for PTL Notes

Anyone knows a webfont alternative (typekit, google fonts) for PTL Notes?

wildeweg's picture

Webfont alternative for PTL Notes

Anyone knows a webfont alternative (typekit, google fonts) for PTL Notes?

Hello,

We are developing a website for a company that uses Parka as its primary font: http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/parka/

Since it is not offered as a webfont yet we are searching for an alternative that would be suited for web use. Currently I've found a range of FontFonts that share a similar character:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/ff-meta/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/kievit/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/ff-fago/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/sero-pro/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/ff-transit/

does anyone have any other alternatives he/she can recommend?

Thanks in advance,
Jürgen

Hello

For a project I'm using Raleway through Google Fonts as a good alternative for Gotham. When I put some headers in a light weight, I get the feeling there's a bit of "warping" going on, so I guess there's no screen hinting apparent. First of all, I thought every Google font was a webfont, and thus adjusted for that particular use... but is that true? Or is it just about .woff-files that are not neccesarily hinted for screen usage?

alex scholing's picture

NuRoSlab web test

I’m in the process of redoing a fairly experimental typeface I did around a decade ago called Roice.

The new version will probably be called NuRoSlab (NuRo being short for New Roice) and it aims to be a version of Roice for the real world, meaning, among other things, that it’s a lot less experimental.

Right now I’m testing it as a webfont on my website. Let me know what you think.
Cheers, Alex

Hey all,

I'm working on an on-page glyphet font generator in JavaScript, and am making decent headway, except I've run into a problem with GSUB ligature substitution...

If you load http://pomax.github.io/CFF-glyphlet-fonts in Firefox, you'll note that the "small" font, without GSUB table, renders the character "~" as a rectangle with a cutout. The second font has a GSUB table for the 'liga' feature with a lookup type 4 to turn the sequence "c,u,s,t,o,m" into "~", http://github.com/Pomax/CFF-glyphlet-fonts/blob/gh-pages/binaries/with%20GSUB/customfont.gsub.ttx#L271, which works in Firefox, but not in Chrome or IE (of course IE doesn't like plain .otf, so the fonts are repackaged as uncompressed WOFF as well, as fallback option).

Stefan Seifert's picture

webfont Advanced

Hi,

some pics from my work on a font for my webpage destinated for very small sizes around 9px.
I am struggling with balancing hinting for small screen sizes, special versions for negative use on black ground with sub pixel rendering and so on…

In this pic one can see the results comparing (for now only) two browsers Google Chrome and Safari both on Mac.

For me the first one is the best, yet it is achieved with a particular thinner version of the same font only for the use on black ground. Otherwise as known sub pixel rendering tends to make fonts look much bolder than they are in reality.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a Webfont equivalent for Hoefler & Frere-Jones' Verlag typeface? Right now I have looked at Brandon Grotesque and Futura — yet I haven't found anything quite close.

We recently designed our iPhone app to use Source Sans Pro as its interface / body text typeface, and we've been attempting to redesign our website to match, but we're finding that while Source Sans works brilliantly on a Retina Display, it's much less appealing at the DPI of a typical computer screen - feels very muddy and cluttered.

So: can anybody recommend a webfont (paid is fine, just has to be available as a webfont) with a similar feel to Source Sans that performs better for website body text? Thanks.

Does anyone know of a good alternative typeface to replace United on the web? I can't find anything that will work.

Thanks!

Hi everybody!

I'm a web designer learning to care more about type. I'm going to buy some serif fonts for use on websites. I've seen several by Dieter Hofrichter that seem to have an affordable price, a contemporary feel, good quality and will also look good in display sizes.

Given the list below, what you think the pros and cons of each might be compared to the others? Keep in mind that, although I'll be buying both a print and a webfont license, I'll mainly be using them for web sites. That includes body text at a 14-18px size.

Cala
At MyFonts
PDF at Hoftype

Carat

What are the best web fonts for use in native languages? Could we compile a list here?

Hi everybody,
looking for a font combination for a web editorial project I'm working on (a magazine focused mainly on stories and opinion but also with short news, let's say in a 70/30% proportion). A sidenote: I'm not the graphic designer, guess I'm the "creator".
Since I spend most of my days reading, print and on screen, I really like looking at good typograpghy and even if I'm waaaaay far from being an expert, I'd like to choose a bunch of typefaces myself and then discuss with the graphic designer.
Anyway, I'd like to use a sans for titles/headlines and a serif for long text. The layout is clean, with colors and composition vaguely inspired to the 60-70s italian and european magazines, but It looks like a website, so It's not "old" or "vintage".

hello!

does anyone know if there is any source for japanese & chinese display fonts - or even webfonts - (if there are any)?

thank you
alex

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How to build woff/web fonts from otf?

Hello,

I was wondering which tools are available to create/convert web fonts from OTF (cff) files? I'm on OSX and it could be command line tools as well.
I know there are more than a few sites available that can do it for you, but I'm looking at fonts that I'd like to convert myself and also test with OT features.

I've looked at sfntly from Google but it's still a work in progress and also does not handle OTF/CFF fonts.
There's an (old) tool from JKew (http://people.mozilla.org/~jkew/woff/) but could not test it yet (the pre-compiled version doesn't run atm).

Any ideas or pointers?

Regards,
Rolf

Hi all

I need to find a webfont alternative to Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk Bold Extended (http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/berthold/akzidenz-grotesk-be/bold-extended/) preferably with a light weight in the same family.

So far, I;ve found "foundation sans" http://www.fontspring.com/fonts/fontsite/foundation-sans and Nimbus Sans http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/nimbus-sans/black-extra/preview.html - These are close enough for this project.

However, they both render badly in Firefox on seemingly all versions of windows. Does anyone have any tips or can suggest alternatives?

Much appreciated

Hello,

For my portfolio site I will make use of a woodcut image. I want to find a serif typeface that would be historically appropriate for it and/or an interesting choice (for whatever reason you find it to be so; but please explain that reason). I can't give too much information about the site, but I'll just mention this: I plan on designing custom blogs for Protestant Christian writers, so a typeface that references the Reformation period (or is in any way relevant to the Reformation) would be a bonus.

Requirements for the typeface:
* It must be available as a webfont, preferably through Typekit or Google Webfonts. But I'm open to other suggestions as long as I don't have to host the file(s) myself.

Hi All,

Working with Gravur Condensed for a client but they don't have a web type solutions that is any good. Can you please come up with a similar typeface like that that have a good web type solution? I know that i have seen it before but can remember...

I have been told helvetica rounded are similar but i dont agree...

Thanks
Dega

Are there any foundries/services who's fonts seem to render best across all platforms (Windows/Linux/Mac/Mobile)? Who puts extra care into their webfonts?

Hello Typophiles!
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"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.


Té Rowan's picture

Scriptology

Enclosed is a rather simplistic A/B test script cribbed from stuff on the web and held together with shell-o-tape. It is run on a hacked-on-a-lot asmutils 0.18 httpd, hence the crude CGI interface.

It, and all other scripts attached, are licensed under the WTFPL. In short, you may do Whatever The F* you want to with them.

I'm designing a blog for a theologian, which means he'll be occasionally writing in (biblical) Hebrew and Greek. If possible I'd like to steer off the beaten path and use a webfont. Do you know of any webfonts that offer this kind of language support?

[I initially thought of Gentium, which would be a great choice, but the webfont version only includes the Latin alphabet.]

Thanks in advance for your help.

EDIT: just noticed Gentium does indeed include WOFF files for Gentium Plus, but I'm trying my best to avoid self-hosting the files. Still, I guess there's my first typeface for the list. Any others?

Any recommendations for a slab serif with a cyrillic character set? It would have to have an @font-face license. Looking for something in the neighborhood of Archer, Caecilia, Centro, Copse, Ernestine, Museo, Serifa. Centro may work, but looking for some other options. Thanks!

The title says it all!
I'm looking for a Jenson-esque webfont that covers both roman and cyrillic alphabets... any suggestions?

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When writing about fonts made for or licensed for web use, what is your preferred spelling? "Web fonts" is certainly more common (Google results for web fonts and webfonts), but I'm seeing more of the one word usage now that the market is maturing and providers and users are seeking a way to set apart those fonts that are specifically for the web.

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