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# Self-Hosting Google Web Fonts | Mario Ranftl

https://google-webfonts-helper.herokuapp.com/fonts, posted Feb '20 by peter in

From author's notes:

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 .eot, .woff, .woff2, .ttf and .svg files, 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.

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# Sans Bullshit Sans: leveraging the synergy of ligatures â€“ Pixelambacht

pixelambacht.nl/2015/sans-bullshit-sans/, posted 2015 by peter in

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?

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www.flaticon.com/, posted 2014 by peter in

Welcome to FlatIcon: the Fastest Tool that Converts Fabulous Icons into Web Fonts.

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# Glyphr Studio, the free HTML5 based font editor

glyphrstudio.com/, posted 2014 by peter in

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!

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# Generating Handwritten Text with Neural Networks

www.cs.toronto.edu/~graves/handwriting.cgi, posted 2013 by peter in

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!

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# Anonymous Pro â€“ Mark Simonson

www.marksimonson.com/fonts/view/anonymous-pro, posted 2013 by peter in

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).

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# 50 Totally Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory | Psdtuts+

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’.

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www.mathjax.org/, posted 2013 by peter in

MathJax is an open source JavaScript display engine for mathematics that works in all modern browsers. No more setup for readers. No more browser plugins. No more font installations… It just works.

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# Lev Berry â€” Monstre

levberry.com/#/monstre/, posted 2013 by peter in

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.

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# Which Unicode characters can you depend on? | The Endeavour

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.

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