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To join the Ubuntu Monospace beta and give feedback, apply to the ubuntu-typeface-interest team on Launchpad and follow the PPA instructions after being accepted. Timeline Hardly a day has gone by in the last six-months without the design team being asking when the Ubuntu Mono monospace is going to be available. Like all of the work on the Ubuntu Font Family, the monospace has been working its way through the phased testing process, gradually being made available to more users, as issues are improved and developed. It’s now at the state where it’s ready to share with the early-access beta team. Depending on how many issues are found it can then proceed to being released via font.ubuntu.com and then finally into a future version of the Ubuntu operating system.
Last year, printer comparison website Printer.com did an experiment to determine if choosing a different default typeface could help cut printing costs . After testing several common fonts available for Microsoft Office, the site determined that Century Gothic actually saved the most ink or toner, enough to save a significant amount of money even in light use cases. The savings were enough to convince the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to switch to Century Gothic for the bulk of its printing needs . The school's IT department has asked staff and faculty to use Century Gothic whenever possible for printed documents. It is also setting up the e-mail system and computer labs to use Century Gothic as the default font. "The feedback we've gotten so far has been positive," Diane Blohowiak, coordinator of information-technology user support, told the Associated Press .
There are many theories to what constitutes good typography, its not as simple as choosing an appropriate font and setting it in the style of a particular project, that would be too easy. Theories and tutorials are one thing, putting typography into perfect practice is another, and is perhaps the hardest part of any design. Every designer you ask will give you a different answer to what constitutes good type, where is the benchmark? Below you will find the best typography sites, rich full of inspiration, tutorials, theories, free fonts, good practices… everything you could possibly need related to typography. Typographica Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design.
search for a crisp monospace true-type font I’ve been using xterms forever. Whenever I try to switch to using a terminal with a true-type font, my eyes hurt after a few hours. I’ve tried changing the various font-rendering options, and gone through lots of monospaced fonts — nothing gives the same clarity as the fixed raster fonts. I suspect this is basically the same problem as Icon Scaling . Things don’t work correctly when trying to line up a vector image against hard pixel edges.
Improvements to CSS3, in particular a revival of the @font-face directive for linking to server-based fonts, promise to allow designers to deliver richer and more nuanced typography on the Web. And while Firefox and Safari (via WebKit) are leading the way by supporting standard TrueType and OpenType font files, posting commercial fonts on a publicly available Web server violates the licensing agreements from most type foundries. So, at least three services are close to launching, giving Web designers and developers access to licensed typefaces that will work with @font-face.
<img src="http://www.webmonkey.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/FontFonterWebmonkey.jpg" alt="" title="FontFonterWebmonkey" /> Want to start using web fonts, but you’re not really sold on the benefits? Head over to FontFonter , a neat little tool that lets you try web fonts on any website out there. I did the deed on Webmonkey in the screenshot — as you can see, the headline and the post body text are now styled in beautiful Meta . It was created by Tim Ahrens and the folks at FontShop , a font foundry and storefront that’s also providing simple fonts optimized for use on the web, plus the tools to implement them.
Posted by Carthik in applications , gnome , looks and feel , packages , ubuntu . trackback Ubuntu offers a lot of fonts, in addition to the defaults installed, and the MicroSoft msttcorefonts package , in its repositories. All these fonts mentioned here are provided as packages, which can easily installed using command line tools like apt-get or using Synaptic. These fonts will come in handy for designing flyers, or for designing headers and graphics for the web using the Gimp. Also, some of these fonts are pretty commonly used to render pages, like Lucida.