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Let’s get this straight: The effort to host Google web fonts on your own server is immense! First of all you need to download all
.svgfiles, then copy them onto your server and finally paste a CSS snippet.
Sounds easy? Well it could be, if Google would actually provide any direct links to download these files and a customized CSS for self-hosting them. To fix this problem without using font generation services like Font Squirrel, I decided to publish a little service called google-webfonts-helper.
Ever wonder what exactly is inside a font? We know it contains letters — or actually, drawings of letters, but what else is in there? Well, why not crack one open and see, and while we’re there, find a way to make this world a little less buzzwordy?
Welcome to FlatIcon: the Fastest Tool that Converts Fabulous Icons into Web Fonts.
Glyphr Studio is a free, html5 based font editor.
Font design has a high barrier of entry. Professional font design programs are very complex, and quite expensive. Glyphr Studio is accessible, streamlined, and made for font design hobbyists... and it's free!
Type a message into the text box, and the network will try to write it out longhand (this paper explains how it works). Be patient, it can take a while!
Anonymous Pro (2009) is a family of four fixed-width fonts designed with coding in mind. Anonymous Pro features an international, Unicode-based character set, with support for most Western and Central European Latin-based languages, plus Greek and Cyrillic. Anonymous Pro is based on an earlier font, Anonymous™ (2001), my TrueType version of Anonymous 9, a Macintosh bitmap font developed in the mid-’90s by Susan Lesch and David Lamkins. Anonymous Pro is distributed with the Open Font License (OFL).
While many of us can create something that looks good in Photoshop or attractive when spliced into CSS, but do we actually understand the design theory behind what we create? Theory is the missing link for many un-trained but otherwise talented designers. Here are 50 excellent graphic design theory lessons to help you understand the ‘Whys’, not just the ‘Hows’.
Painted letters from 1882, found while browsing Patricia's uploaded ephemera on Flickr. I digitised Monstre to use across titles, logos, layouts and animations. Designers can manipulate five layers of lighting and shading to achieve the right look. Monstre retains original slight imperfections so as not to completely erase the feeling of the human touch when it was first coloured and shaded in 1882. Download the font, share it with friends, and email me if you use it in one of your projects. I'd love to see what you can do with it.
www.johndcook.com/blog/2013/04/11/which-unicode-characters-can-you-depend-on/, posted 2013 by peter in language typography unicode webdesign
So what characters can you count on nearly everyone being able to see? To answer this question, I looked at the characters in the intersection of several common fonts: Verdana, Georgia, Times New Roman, Arial, Courier New, and Droid Sans. My thought was that this would make a very conservative set of characters. There are 585 characters supported by all the fonts listed above. Most of the characters with code points up to U+01FF are included. This range includes the code blocks for Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, and some of Latin Extended-B. The rest of the characters in the intersection are Greek and Cyrillic letters and a few scattered symbols. Flat, natural, sharp, and gradient didn’t make the cut.