technology


Technology is the usage and knowledge of tools, techniques, crafts or systems.

Books 2

This type specimen makes typeface selection easier and more fun with split pages that let you create over 10,000 type combinations.
The research behind Neutral, typeface that was constructed based on a set of parameters derived by measuring a number of popular 20th-century Sans Serif fonts.

Articles 10

Designer and programmer Jürg Lehni analyses the evolution of typographic technology and the nature of digital fonts, and introduces Donald E. Knuth’s groundbreaking TeX and Metafont systems. An essay complemented by interviews with Peter Biľak, Erik Spiekermann and Dimitri Bruni (NORM).
Essays · 14 April 2011 · English · 4373 words
Jürg Lehni and Peter Biľak in a conversation about the role of technology in type design, font formats and production tools, and Donald E. Knuth’s Metafont.
Interviews · 14 April 2011 · English · 1544 words
Jürg Lehni interviews Erik Spiekermann about the legal definition of typefaces, web font distribution models and parametric fonts.
Interviews · 14 April 2011 · English · 1322 words
A glossary of tools and technologies mentioned in Typeface As Programme.
Essays · 14 April 2011 · English · 1084 words
Hinting, or screen optimising, is the process by which TrueType or PostScript fonts are adjusted for maximum readability on computer monitors. This text compares different ways of hinting (black & white, grey-scale, ClearType, DirectWrite), and explains the behaviour of fonts under different rasterisers.
Tutorials · 17 May 2010 · English · 1920 words

Blogs 15

Greta Sans App is now available also as a screensaver. Download the ZIP file, unpack, and double click to install on your Mac.
7 May 2012
PDF Font Tester is an available online API that allows users to create their own samples, controlling the text, position, size, leading, OpenType features and colour, and generate a PDF file with the font samples.
7 March 2012
Typotheque also offers a free iPad app. The Elementar App is an innovative, intuitive way to select parametric bitmap fonts just by swiping to browse through the thousands of combinations of heights, weights and styles.
6 June 2011
Analysis of the evolution of typographic technology and the nature of digital fonts, and introduces Donald E. Knuth’s groundbreaking TeX and Metafont systems. An essay complemented by interviews with Peter Biľak, Erik Spiekermann and Dimitri Bruni (NORM).
14 April 2011
For the Göteborg Opera’s upcoming dance production Eroica, we created a structure of metal pipes illuminated by individually controlled LED strips. The construction, which is an integral part of the performance, is eight meters wide, four meters high and four meters deep.
6 December 2010

Authors 1

Jürg Lehni, born 1978, Lucerne, lives and works in London and Switzerland. He studied at ETH Zurich (1998 ~ 1999), HyperWerk, Basel (1999 –...

Help 2

LetterMeter, a Unicode based text analysis tool, helps compare multilingual texts and measure the frequency of particular glyphs. It has been moved to a different website: http://www.type-applications.com.
We created an API so that other font vendors can also sell webfont licenses using our system. More information will be available via: www.type-applications.com. Please get in touch to discuss the possibilities.

Other pages 3

Removing the Flash Of Unstyled Content in Firefox when using CSS @font-face rule by toggling the visibility of page to none.
How to use Typotheque Webfont embedding Service allows using custom fonts in the website using @font-face rule in CSS. Simple tutorial. Cross-browser font embedding
Unpacking and installing fonts on Mac OS and Windows