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FontCast #19 — Mark Simonson

FontShop’s David Sudweeks sat with type designer Mark Simonson at TypeCon 2014 “Capitolized” in Washington, DC to talk about Mark’s work from the early days, submitting his first design to the ITC review board by mail in the late 1970s, to his ways of perceiving and working with original design ideas.

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Using OpenType on the Web

With Ampersand less than a week away, it’ll be no time before we begin to see type looking a little better on the web. Designers making smarter use of webfonts gets us a long way, but a persistent hurdle to harnessing web typography’s potential has been browser support. Back in April, one development we cheered [...]

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Figuring Out Numerals – The Sequel

In this sequel to “Figuring Out Numerals” we look at some special cases.

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Figuring Out Numerals

In this first instalment of our examination of numerals we look at the different figure sets available in OpenType fonts.

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OpenType in Adobe Creative Suite
The Raiders of The Lost Glyphs Pt. 1

This first tutorial looks at the Glyphs window in Adobe CS, and which OpenType functions can be accessed through the Character window.

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Upcoming Typography Basics On The FontFeed

Short announcement for the TYPO Berlin week and the upcoming Typography Basics.

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Figuring It Out: OSF, LF, and TF Explained

Numerals (or figures) can take various forms. The figure style you choose ought to be appropriate to the project you are working on. Readability is key. But which style is best for which purpose? There are two main forms, oldstyle figures (OSF) and lining figures (LF). Each can come in tabular and proportional widths. See [...]

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