In less than three decades, web typography has caught up to and even surpassed print typography. A brief look into how we got to where we are today.
22 October 2019
· 1450 words
Overview and sample code for accessing OpenType features in CSS.
19 September 2016
Jürg Lehni interviews Erik Spiekermann about the legal definition of typefaces, web font distribution models and parametric fonts.
14 April 2011
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Peter Biľak speaks with Mark Thomson about his beginnings, running a type foundry, magazines, print media in general, modern dance and typography. This interview appeared in Eye magazine No.75, Spring 2010 in the Reputations series.
27 September 2010
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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.
17 May 2010
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In 1996 Erik van Blokland relays the problems with font embedding, which a decade later has little success…
29 November 2004
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