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Typography - Free font information, TrueType, OpenType, ClearType

Typography - Free font information, TrueType, OpenType, ClearType
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Options OpenType dans la boîte de dialogue Police Vous pouvez utiliser les nouvelles fonctionnalités OpenType dans Microsoft Word 2010 avec une police prenant en charge ces fonctionnalités pour obtenir un document imprimé d’aspect professionnel. Les fonctionnalités OpenType incluent des ligatures, des options d’espacement et de format des nombres, et des jeux stylistiques. Contenu de cet article Appliquer des fonctionnalités OpenType Sous l’onglet Accueil, cliquez sur le lanceur de la boîte de dialogue Police. Haut de la page Fonctionnalités OpenType Lorsque les concepteurs de polices créent des polices, ils leur ajoutent souvent des fonctionnalités spéciales. Par exemple, les polices Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Consolas, Constantia et Corbel de la collection Microsoft ClearType contiennent différentes fonctionnalités OpenType : des petites majuscules, des ligatures, des formats numériques et des espacements de nombres. Options de ligature Toutes Toutes les combinaisons de ligatures disponibles pour une police sont appliquées au texte.

Fonts gratuites et professionnelles à télécharger L’utilisation des fonts est un facteur trop important dans le design graphique ou le design web pour être pris à la légère. Ceci étant dit, où trouve-t-on de belles typographies sans payer une fortune? Vous trouverez dans cet article, une liste de 6 sites web incontournables afin de trouver des fonts de qualités totalement gratuites, pouvant parfois même être utilisées pour le web grace à la propriété CSS @font-face. The League of Moveable Type Plusieurs typographies de qualités vous sont offertes sur ce site web totalement gratuitement. Lost Type Ce site web propose plusieurs typographies gratuites à télécharger. Font Squirrel Ce site contient une tonne de polices de caractères compatibles avec @font-face pour utiliser sur le web. Impallari Le site ne contient pas beaucoup de typos, mais celles-ci sont très intéressantes pour ajouter à votre boîte d’outils. FontFabric DaFont Merci à Jad Limcaco du site web DesignInformer pour ses suggestions de sites web de typographies gratuites!

History of Typography: A Few You Should Know At Monotype’s “Pencil to Pixel” pop-up exhibition in New York City last month, 3,400 students and professions learned about the history of typography. Artifacts demonstrated how metal type was historically designed, made, specified by designers, and set by typesetting companies — and translated into today’s font menus for individual users. “The lesson from an exhibition like this is that the design of a typeface can outlast the moment that produces it, and that a good design can evolve to meet the needs of technology without losing its essential spirit,” said Dan Rhatigan, Monotype’s UK type director. Here are close-ups of some of the artifacts that were on display as well as some typography history: 1928 — Eric Gill’s pencil and ink drawings for Gill Sans, the fifth best-selling typeface of the twentieth century. 1937—Copper patterns for Eric Gill’s Joanna. 1939—“Big Red,” a comprehensive specimen book of Linotype faces. 1932—Littleworth.

Linotype: The Film Archive Free Font Archive is contemporary free font constructed with strong geometric forms. Applicable for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like posters, logos. Designed by Slava Kirilenko - a graphic designer from Almaty, Kazakhstan. You can view more projects from Slava on behance network: This post is tagged archive font, archive free font Introduction to Type Introduction Design History Family Classifications An Introduction to Type Type anatomy Characters The basic typographic element is called a character, which is any individual letter, numeral, or punctuation mark. Special characters Pi characters are special characters used for: On Macintosh computers, special characters can be viewed for any font with the Key Caps utility under the apple menu. Ligatures are character pairs which have been re-designed as optional single characters. Character components Typographic characters have basic component parts. Ascender The lowercase character stroke which extends above the x-height. Bar The horizontal stroke on the characters ‘A’, ‘H’, ‘T’, ‘e’, ‘f’, ‘t’. Baseline The imaginary horizontal line to which the body, or main component, of characters are aligned. Bowl The curved stroke which surrounds a counter. Bracket A curved line connecting the serif to the stroke. Contrast The amount of variation in between thick and thin strokes. Descender. top of page

Useful Glossaries For Web Designers and Developers Advertisement In a day in age where there are just as many freelancers as there are university educated designers, developers, and all around web gurus, it is amazing to me how much many of us don’t know or have forgot about our trade. As a self-taught designer, I will admit to you upfront that there is a lot I don’t know when it comes to official jargon or certain aspects of things like typography and graphic design. It is these reasons that I call upon glossaries from time to time. These glossaries are also especially useful for those of you who are just getting started in the online business world. But glossaries aren’t just for brushing up on old terms or for calling upon while you learn new things. Last week we presented Web Design Industry Jargon: Glossary and Resources1, a general guide to industry terms that should get you well on your way to understanding what web designers are talking about. Typography Glossaries Usability, UX and IA Glossaries Marketing Glossaries SEO Glossaries

7 Rules for Mixing Multiple Fonts in Good Web Design Sep 07 2009 Typography can be one of the most creatively rewarding parts of web design, but it can also be one of the most frustrating. Working with just one or two fonts can be challenging enough for most web designers, yet some still insist on using three, four, seven, or even more fonts in their designs. Some people excel at creating sites with complicated typography, while others fail miserably. Read on to find out tricks to creating fantastic website designs with complicated type, as well as some great examples of sites that get it right, and those that get it wrong. 1. Multiple fonts work best together when they have similar proportion and scale. Fonts don’t necessarily have to be identical in scale and proportion. 2. If you throw up six different fonts on your site, with ten different colors, and four different styles, you’re probably just going to give your visitors a headache (if they stick around that long). 3. You can compensate for heavier or lighter fonts in a few ways. 4.

Learn About Fonts & Typography Browse the most recent contributions to Fontology, the Fonts.com Blog and fy(t)i. From Oldřich Menhart to Richie March 17, 2016 Jim Ford’s Richie™ typeface pays homage to the calligraphy and typeface designs of Oldřich Menhart (1897-1962). Inspired by Ford’s musing about what a display script by the Czech designer might look like, Richie brings Menhart’s calligraphic forms into the 21st century. Ford drew thousands of letters to achieve just the right mix of characters and […] The Swash Font Feature March 9, 2016 When it comes to visual enhancements, swash characters can add a little something extra to your site—emphasis on little, because a little goes a long way. Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for February 2016 March 8, 2016 The Brandon Grotesque™ family sits at number 8 on last month’s Top 100 Web Fonts list. Kairos Sans – Building a Typographic Dynasty March 3, 2016 There are typeface families and super families – and then there are typeface dynasties. February 17, 2016 February 8, 2016

Typeface Anatomy and Glossary | FontShop Here’s a glossary of common type terminology, which along with the FAQs may answer many font related questions. If the information you need isn’t here, call us. Abbreviations Many fonts have abbreviations in their names. Some relate to glyph sets and font formats, others to design traits and foundries, and so on. Adobe Type Manager (ATM) A font utility published by Adobe that allowed computers to use PostScript Type 1 fonts. ATM Light 4.61 for Mac (.hqx / 3.43 MB)ATM Light 4.1 for Windows 95/98/ME/NT4 (.exe / 12.11 MB ) AFM (Adobe Font Metrics) A text file related to PostScript fonts that stores font metrics information such as character widths and kerning pairs. Anti-aliasing Blurring the edges of a font on screen to soften the look of bitmapped type. Antiqua, Antikva The common German and Scandinavian names for serif faces, as opposed to "Grotesk" which means sans serif. Aperture Ascender Any part in a lowercase letter that extends above the x-height, found for example in b, d, f, h, k, etc.

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