Wordle creates beautiful word clouds. Spaces in between and within characters are used as much as possible, so the information-to-ink ratio is high. It would be even better if related words are positioned close to each others. (They currently use just the frequencies) The algorithm belongs to IBM, so there won’t be any library or […]
Typographica’s “Font of 2005”:http://typographi.com/001045.php is a good and refreshing list. I especially like Slimbach’s Garamond Premier Pro, which now include a matching Greek face. If that was around last year, I would have chosen “Garamond”:http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/stempel-garamond/ over “Minion”:http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/minion/ for my Thesis. Its italic is still one of the most beautiful typeface ever.
My server is now back online after a 10 days outage. 2005 is not one of ichris.ws best year. But this time, the blame is completely upon me, as I was to slow in updating my site’s system, and it fell victim to the “XML-RPC vulnerability”:http://www.gulftech.org/?node=research&article_id=00088-07022005 discovered on July 02, 2005. Anyway, now it’s back, […]
Why is it so hard to find a decent unicode font? I was looking so long for one with characters in the Thai language range, to use for my post title. There were a few but most are crap.
The few unicode fonts that come with Windows do have all the glyphs, but they were plain ugly. And the english and thai glyph doesn’t match at all. They just try to put Times with any serif fonts and Arial with any san-serif. (And who want these two in prints? let alone one the web) Also the fonts are badly scaled to match the x-height for thai and english characters.
Tahoma would be the only one decent font from the lot. Looks good at text down to subscript sizes, but it is far too industrial as header text.
Today I found this font called code2000 from “ωωω.őřωέłł.řů test page”:http://orwell.ru/test/ , and think it might do the job (for now, I really need to use thai header sometimes). The latin glyphs look quite humanist and relax, but thai glyphs are blocky. The font is still beta, and I’m still checking if I need a license.
[textile] WhattheFont offers similar, but better, capability as FontExpert. The first take looks very impressive, and coming from myfonts.com somewhat gives me better confident 🙂 Ever wanted to have a font just like the one used by certain publications, corporations, or ad campaigns? Well now you can, using the WhatTheFont font recognition system. Upload a […]