Katja and I had afternoon hot chocolate today. we talked about her work at school. She is learning about typography and letter height. Worm line, grass line, airplane line and cloud line. I showed her some of my work and some of the font things I’ve done and the font book we have here in the house.
If anyone knows some good 19th century fonts please let me know...
Something like in this page.
From time to time I look at fonts.
This one looks interesting and fun. I should check out its character repertoire.
SVG Font creation and usage
- Not all SVG files are created equally. - The first file I bought did not work with the font editor. But SVGs from the nounproject did.
- There is an online SVG font editor that worked really well for me.
Another issue for me was the text font. I needed to display some combining diacritics with a clear font.
- There are some really good resources for adding CSS code for font faces...
- I had to learn a little bit about web fonts.
- I wanted to use SIL's CharisSIL font but it is not available via Google Fonts as a web font (but other SIL fonts are: Andika, Gentium Basic, and Gentium Book Basic). So I had to use SIL's down-loadable version and host it locally.
- FontSquirrel is really a great way to look at the base characters in a font. But it does not show renditions of glyphs comprised of bases and combining diacritics.
Since 2005 I have used K2, a really nice minimalistic theme for WordPress. I especially liked the spacing and the fonts used. But alas I had two people tell me that it was hard to read posts on my blog. I set out to find a new theme which was more reader friendly (especially since I am having a few longer posts). I settled with Twenty Eleven.
So in a last adieu. Good bye K2. It has been good knowing you.