If you're using a web font, you're bound to see a flash of unstyled text (or FOUC), between the initial render of your websafe font and the webfont that you've chosen. This usually results in a jarring shift in layout, due to sizing discrepancies between the two fonts. To minimize this discrepancy, you can try to match the fallback font and the intended webfont’s x-heights and widths . This tool helps you do exactly that.
It’s able to detect the words f***, s***, p***, t***, w***, c*** and dozens more, but with a special exemption for “Scunthorpe”; that town has suffered enough.
Modern fonts can combine letters into a single ligature, usually for things like fi or fl but you can pick anything so we’ve done it for swears.
Velvetyne is a French libre type foundry designing and releasing cutting edge typefaces.
We design libre / open source fonts. That means that you can use, modify and redistribute them freely! Learn more and contribute to the adventure of Velvetyne Type Foundry by reading our “about” page!
Collletttivo is an expanding group of designers working on type-based projects and occasionally releasing Open Source typefaces through the platform. Goal of the collective is to create a network of people that challenge themselves to improve though practice and mutual exchange in the very competitive fields of graphics and type design.
Inter is a typeface carefully crafted & designed for computer screens.
Inter features a tall x-height to aid in readability of mixed-case and lower-case text. Several OpenType features are provided as well, like contextual alternates that adjusts punctuation depending on the shape of surrounding glyphs, slashed zero for when you need to disambiguate "0" from "o", tabular numbers, etc.
Ralf Herrmann: The Pronunciation of European Typefaces
So you’re an expert in typography? But do you pronounce Frutiger’s typeface Univers like the English word “universe”? Then you got it wrong. Here are some popular European typefaces and their proper pronunciation in German, French and Italian.
Laura Franz: Avoiding Faux Weights And Styles With Google Web Fonts (Smashing Magazine)
If you’re using Google Web Fonts on your websites, then there’s a very good chance that 1 in 5 visitors are seeing faux bold and italic versions of your fonts — even if you correctly selected and used all of the weights and styles. That’s because the implementation method recommended by Google Web Fonts doesn’t work with Internet Explorer 7 or 8.
Smashing Magazine: 16 Pixels: For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake
‘There are some particular findings that are pivotal to issues such as readership and readability and comprehension, which is really what body copy is all about. If people won’t read it, or if they can’t read it or understand it, then what’s the point of having it?’
Design Daily News: 30 high-quality free fonts for great designs
Yeah, it's a crappy linkbait gimmicky list of fonts, but these are good ones (not all of them, and relatively speaking). I didn't Delicious this last month when I found it because I thought I was better than that but I've since needed to find the link again four times, so HERE IT IS. Bite me.