Pontano Sans in progress


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  1. Nikolaus Waxweiler
    Posted February 25, 2012 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    I envy your energy :) Thumbs up!

    • vernon adams
      Posted February 25, 2012 at 7:28 am | Permalink

      .GuatemalanCoffee {
      caffeine-intake: 100%;
      } :)

      • Nikolaus Waxweiler
        Posted March 3, 2012 at 1:36 am | Permalink

        Speaking of energy, have you ever thought about improving Helvetica and Courier as distributed on Linux (Nimbus Sans/Mono L)? They all have in common that they don’t render very well on screen… I’ve been toying with the idea of getting both fonts in somewhat better shape, also because they’re commonly used on the web. Nimbus Sans L is just weird, TeX Gyre Heros gets rid of several glaring design glitches like the ‘t’ descending too low but deviates from line-height metrics and doesn’t have cyrillic glyphs. Nimbus Mono L is too thin just like Courier New. The problem, aside from my lack of font design skills, is: could both be improved without making them unusable in print? Any thoughts?

        • vernon adams
          Posted March 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

          You mean do to Nimbus what Haas Unica did to Helvetica? Interesting idea :) thanks.

          • Nikolaus Waxweiler
            Posted March 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

            Something like that. I’d much prefer something like Neue Haas Grotesk, but that would change around the metrics, which are what I’m trying to preserve.

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