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Font Library
Mar 29/2019 ✦ Font Library: Font Library updated the Cheyenne Sans fa­mi­ly, based on Franklin, with 9 rich weights. NB: as usual, the version number wasn’t up­dat­ed. moresam­ple Made by Pablo Impallari & Rodrigo Fuenzalida.
Font Library
Mar 24/2019 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the squarish Saira Semi Condensed sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 9 rich weights. moresam­pleMade by the Omnibus Type Foun­dry.
Font Library
Mar 22/2019 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the Oxanium sans-serif fa­mi­ly, a squar­ish font with 7 rich weights; moresam­ple Made by Severin Meyer.
Font Awesome
Font Awesome DetailsFeb 21/2019 ✦ Font Awesome 5.8.1: Font Awesome 5 was updated, then updated again, with 1,513 icons (free version) or 5,097 icons (paid version); NB: this font still crashes Mi­cro­soft’s Universal Character Map; don’t install this font until the problem is fixed. moreget it Made by Dave Gandy.
Unicode Consortium
Mar 6/2019 ✦ Unicode 12: the Unicode Consortium published the Unicode 12 Stan­dard. emojimore
Font Library
Mar 5/2019 ✦ Font Library: Font Library updated the Morrison sans-serif fa­mi­ly, based on the Franklin typeface, with 9 rich weights; oddly, it again has a lower version number. moresam­ple Made by Pablo Im­pallari & Rodrigo Fuenzalida.
Font Library
Feb 10/2019 ✦ Font Library: Font Library updated the Avrile Sans Condensed fa­mi­ly, a companion to the Avrile Sans & Avrile Serif fa­mi­lies, each with 9 rich weights; NB: the version number wasn’t updated. moresam­ple Made by the Monotype De­sign Team.
Unicode Consortium
Feb 5/2019 ✦ Unicode Emoji 12: the Unicode Consortium has published the Unicode Emoji 12 specification, with 230 new emoji, to be included in the upcoming Unicode 12 standard; the new emoji should start trickling into emoji fonts. more
Font Library
Feb 4/2019 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the Manix Sans HL fa­mi­ly, based on Inter, with 9 rich weights. moresam­ple Made by Ras­mus Andersson.
Font Library
Feb 2/2019 ✦ Font Library: Font Library updated the Aneliza sans-serif fa­mi­ly, based on IBM Plex Sans, with 8 great weights; oddly, it has a lower version number. moresam­ple Made by Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan, & Pieter van Rosmalen.
Font Squirrel
Feb 1/2019 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Libertinus Serif fa­mi­ly, based on Linux Libertine, with 3 good weights; it comes with Libertinus Sans, based on Linux Bio­linum, with only 2 basic weights; it also comes with Libertinus Mono, Libertinus Key­board, Libertinus Math, Libertinus Serif Display, & Libertinus Serif Initials, each with 1 paltry weight. get itsam­ple
Font Library
Jan 30/2019 ✦ Font Library: Font Library updated the Avrile Serif fa­mi­ly, a com­panion to the Avrile Sans & Avrile Sans Condensed fa­mi­lies, each with 9 rich weights. NB: as usu­al, the version number wasn’t up­dated. moresam­ple Made by the Monotype De­sign Team.
Font Library
Jan 12/2019 ✦ Font Library: Font Library updated the Avrile Sans fa­mi­ly, a com­panion to the Avrile Sans Condensed & Avrile Serif fa­mi­lies, each with 9 rich weights. NB: as usu­al, the version number wasn’t up­dated. moresam­ple Made by the Monotype De­sign Team.
Font Library
Jan 11/2019 ✦ Font Library: Font Library updated the Acari Sans fa­mi­ly, with 5 good weights. NB: once again the version number wasn’t up­dated. moresam­ple Made by Al­fre­do Marco Pradil & Stefan Peev.
Font Library
Jan 11/2019 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the Sarabun sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 8 great weights. moresam­ple Made by Cadson Demak.
Adobe
Jan 11/2019 ✦ Adobe: Adobe updated the Source Sans Pro fa­mi­ly, with 6 great weights. moresam­ple Made by Paul D. Hunt.
Adobe
Jan 11/2019 ✦ Adobe: Adobe updated the Source Serif Pro fa­mi­ly, with 6 great weights. moresam­ple Made by Frank Grieβhammer.
GitHub
Dec 20/2018 ✦ GitHub: updated Noto monospace, serif, & sans-serif fonts appeared on the GitHub site, including most localization fonts. more Made by Google.
Font Library
Dec 15/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the SF UI Display sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 9 rich weights, & the SF UI Text sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 6 great weights. moresam­plesam­ple Made by Apple.
Font Squirrel
Dec 13/2018 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Literata Book serif fa­mi­ly, based on Literata, with 4 good weights. get itsam­ple
Microsoft GitHub
Dec 12/2018 ✦ GitHub: GitHub has updated versions of IBM’s corporate fonts, IBM Plex Mono, IBM Plex Sans, IBM Plex Sans Con­densed, & IBM Plex Serif, each with 7 good weights. Sadly, no extra-bold or black weights are available. Only IBM Plex Sans has a new version number. There are samples of each: MonoSansSans Con­densedSerif. get fonts Made by IBM.
Font Library
Dec 10/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library updated the Elaine Sans fa­mi­ly, based on Work Sans, with 9 rich weights. moresam­ple Made by Wei Huang.
Font Library
Nov 15/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the Merriweather serif fa­mi­ly, with only basic weights for body text, but good weights for headers; it is a companion to Merri­wea­ther Sans. moresam­ple Made by the Eben Sorkin Foundry.
Google
Sep 26/2018 ✦ Google Fonts: Google posted 6 flexible fonts, all made by the Cad­son Demak foundry: a the squarish Bai Jamjuree sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 6 good weights moresam­ple; b the squarish Chakra Petch sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 5 good weights moresam­ple; c the squarish Fahkwang sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 6 good weights moresam­ple; d the K2D sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 8 great weights moresam­ple; e the Koho humanist sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 6 good weights moresam­ple; & f the Krub sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 6 good weights moresam­ple.
Font Library
Sep 24/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the Dizhitl serif fa­mi­ly, based on the Kanit font, with 9 rich weights. moresam­ple Made by the Cad­son Demak found­ry.
Font Library
Aug 9/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the Gothic A1 sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 9 rich weights. moresam­ple Made by HanYang I&C Co.
Behance
Jul 30/2018 ✦ Bēhance: Bēhance posted the Objectivity sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 8 great weights. moresam­ple Made by Alex Slob­zheninov.
Behance
Jul 30 ✦ Bēhance: Bēhance posted the Subjectivity sans-serif fa­mi­ly, & the Subjectivity Serif serif fa­mi­ly, each with 8 great weights. moresam­plesam­ple Made by Alex Slob­zheninov.
Unicode Consortium
Jul 13/2018 ✦ Unicode 11.0: the Unicode Consortium has published the Unicode 11 core specification in a pair of paperbacks. more
Font Squirrel
Jul 5/2018 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Manrope sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 6 good weights. moresam­ple Made by Michael Sharanda.
Google
Jun 20/2018 ✦ Google Fonts: Google posted the Markazi Text serif fa­mi­ly, with 4 good weights. moresam­ple Made by Borna Izad­pa­nah, Fiona Ross, & Florian Runge.
Font Squirrel
May 18/2018 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Fivo Sans fa­mi­ly, with 7 good weights, but sadly lacking a semi-bold weight. moresam­ple Made by Alex Slob­zheninov.
Font Library
May 2/2018 ✦ Font Library: Font Library posted the squarish Square Grotesk sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 9 rich weights. moresam­ple Made by Natanael Gama.
Font Squirrel
Mar 13/2018 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Post No Bills Colombo sans-serif stencil fa­mi­ly, with 6 great weights. moresam­ple Made by mooniak.
W3C
Mar 1/2018 ✦ WOFF 2.0: the W3C issued the WOFF File Format 2.0 Recommendation. read it
Font Squirrel
Feb 21/2018 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the v1.01 Selawik sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 5 good weights. moresam­ple Made by Microsoft, designed as an open source replacement for Segoe UI, though Selawik lacks Segoe UI’s black (900) weight.
Font Squirrel
Feb 2/2018 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Assistant Hebrew sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 6 great weights. moresam­ple Made by Ben Nathan. Designed to complement the great Source Sans Pro fa­mi­ly.
Google Design
Jan 25/2018 ✦ Google Design: Google Design issued a guide on choosing web fonts. read it
Font Squirrel
Jan 17/2018 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the D-DIN sans-serif signage fa­mi­ly, with 2 basic weights & 3 widths. moresam­ple Made by Datto.
Font Squirrel
Jan 16/2018 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Space Text sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 5 good weights. moresam­ple Made by Florian Karsten.
Font Squirrel
Jan 1/2018 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the geometric Spartan MB sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 7 great weights. moresam­ple Made by Matt Bailey.
Font Squirrel
Dec 22/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted an update to the Mukta sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 7 great weights. moresam­ple Made by Ek Type, which offers additional fonts, some free, some for-pay.
Font Squirrel
Dec 20/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted an update to the Heebo sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 7 weights, adapted from Roboto: a great header font, but merely a basic body font. moresam­ple Made by Meir Sadan.
fabric
Dec 7/2017 ✦ fabric: fabric posted the Vision sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 6 weights: a great header font, but merely a basic body font moresam­ple Made by Daniel Iglesias, who offers more free fonts.
Font Squirrel
Nov 17/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Spectral SC small caps serif fa­mi­ly, with 7 great weights, augmenting the existing Spectral fa­mi­ly, also with 7 great weights. moresam­ple Made by Production Type.
The League of Moveable Type
Nov 14/2017 ✦ The League of Moveable Type: the league posted the League Mono monospace fa­mi­ly, with 8 rich weights, which could be a coder’s font; NB: oddly, Windows does not recognize this fa­mi­ly as monospace. moresam­ple Made by The League of Moveable Type, which offers additional free fonts.
Font Squirrel
Nov 10/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Yantramanav sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 6 good weights moresam­ple Made by Erin McLaughlin.
GoogleFont Squirrel
Nov 7/2017 ✦ Google Fonts & Font Squirrel: Google & Font Squirrel posted the Barlow sans-serif fa­mi­ly, an extended fa­mi­ly with 9 rich weights & 3 full widths. detailsmoremoresam­plesam­plesam­ple Made by a team led by Jeremy Tribby.
Google
Nov 7/2017 ✦ Google Fonts: Google posted the Spectral SC small caps serif fa­mi­ly, with 7 great weights, augmenting the existing Spectral fa­mi­ly, also with 7 great weights. detailsmore Made by Production Type.
Google
Nov 7/2017 ✦ Google Fonts: Google posted the Vollkorn SC small caps serif fa­mi­ly, with 4 great weights, augmenting the existing Vollkorn fa­mi­ly, also with 4 great weights. detailsmoresam­plesam­ple Made by Friedrich Althausen.
Font Squirrel
Oct 26/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the IBM Plex Mono, IBM Plex Sans, & IBM Plex Serif monospace, sans-serif, & serif families, each with 7 good weights, though sadly lacking the extra-bold (800) & black (900) weights; these are said to be IBM’s new corporate fonts. moresam­plesam­plesam­ple Made by IBM.
Google Fonts
Oct 25/2017 ✦ Google Noto Fonts: Google posted the Noto Sans fa­mi­ly, now a very rich fa­mi­ly with 9 weights in 4 widths; users should up­date. sam­plesam­plesam­plesam­ple get it
Google Fonts
Oct 25/2017 ✦ Google Noto Fonts: Google posted the Noto Sans Display fa­mi­ly, a very rich fa­mi­ly with 9 weights in 4 widths. sam­plesam­plesam­plesam­ple get it
Google Fonts
Oct 25/2017 ✦ Google Noto Fonts: Google posted the Noto Serif fa­mi­ly, now a very rich fa­mi­ly with 9 weights in 4 widths; users should up­date. sam­plesam­plesam­plesam­pleget it
Google Fonts
Oct 25/2017 ✦ Google Noto Fonts: Google posted the Noto Serif Display fa­mi­ly, a very rich fa­mi­ly with 9 weights in 4 widths. sam­plesam­plesam­plesam­pleget it
Font Squirrel
Sep 21/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Arima Koshi sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 7 rich weights. moresam­ple Made by NDISCOVER.
Font Squirrel
Sep 21/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Arima Madurai sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with 8 great weights. moresam­ple Made by NDISCOVER.
Google
Aug 31/2017 ✦ Google Fonts: Google posted 6 barcode fonts, useful in specialized applications. details The barcode fonts were made by Lasse Fister.
Font Squirrel
Aug 15/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Archivo sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with four weights, augmenting the existing Archivo Black & Archivo Narrow families, creating an extended Arial-like fa­mi­ly with a good set of widths & weights. moresam­ple Made by Omnibus Type, which makes additional free fonts.
Font Squirrel
Aug 15/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Asap Condensed sans-serif fa­mi­ly, augmenting the existing Asap fa­mi­ly, creating an extended fa­mi­ly with a basic set of widths & weights. moresam­ple Made by Omnibus Type, which makes additional free fonts.
Font Squirrel
Aug 15/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Manuale serif fa­mi­ly, with 4 great weights. moresam­ple Made by Omnibus Type, which makes additional free fonts.
Font Squirrel
Aug 9/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the Faustina serif fa­mi­ly, with 4 great weights. moresam­ple Made by Omnibus Type, which makes additional free fonts.
Font Squirrel
Aug 7/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the squarish Saira sans-serif fa­mi­ly, an extended fa­mi­ly with 9 rich weights & 4 full widths. moresam­plesam­plesam­plesam­ple Made by Omnibus Type, which makes additional free fonts.
Google
Aug 3/2017 ✦ Google Fonts: Google posted the Archivo sans-serif fa­mi­ly, with four weights, augmenting the existing Archivo Black & Archivo Narrow families, creating an extended Arial-like fa­mi­ly with a good set of widths & weights. detailsmoresam­ple Made by Omnibus Type, which makes additional free fonts.
Google
Aug 3/2017 ✦ Google Fonts: Google posted the Asap Condensed sans-serif fa­mi­ly, augmenting the existing Asap fa­mi­ly, creating an extended fa­mi­ly with a basic set of widths & weights. detailsmoresam­ple Made by Omnibus Type, which makes additional free fonts.
Google
Aug 3/2017 ✦ Google Fonts: Google posted the squarish Saira sans-serif fa­mi­ly, an extended fa­mi­ly with 9 rich weights & 4 full widths. detailsmoresam­plesam­plesam­plesam­ple Made by Omnibus Type, which makes additional free fonts.
GoogleFont Squirrel
Jun 14/2017 ✦ Google Fonts & Font Squirrel: Google & Font Squirrel posted the Spectral serif fa­mi­ly, with 7 great weights. detailsmoremoresam­ple Made by Production Type.
Font Squirrel
Apr 1/2017 ✦ Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel posted the existing Encode Sans fa­mi­ly, creating an extended fa­mi­ly with 9 rich weights & 5 full widths. moresam­plesam­plesam­plesam­plesam­ple Made by Impallari Type, which makes additional free fonts.
Google
Jan 30/2017 ✦ Google Fonts: Google updated the existing Encode Sans fa­mi­ly, creating an extended fa­mi­ly with 9 rich weights & 5 full widths. detailsmoresam­plesam­plesam­plesam­ple Made by Impallari Type, which makes additional free fonts.
C|net
Jan 29/2014 ✦ Fonts: c|net has news about an upcoming standard for multicolour fonts. read it
Monotype’s Fonts.com
Sep 14/2010 ✦ Web Fonts: Monotype is offering a service with nearly 8,000 downloadable web fonts for use in web pages; there is a charge for most. morelearn more
W3C
Sep 9/2010 ✦ New Resources About Character Encodings: the W3C issued 6 new articles regarding character encoding, & updated 5 more articles. find them
Google
May 20/2010 ✦ Google Open Source Fonts: Google posted 18 open source embeddable fonts.
W3C
Apr 1/2010 ✦ XML Entity Definitions for Characters: the W3C released this definitive document of XML entities. read it
W3C
May 16/2007 ✦ Unicode: the W3C updated the Technical Note "Unicode in XML and other Markup Languages" for the Unicode 5.0 standard. read it
Microsoft software
May 2/2007 ✦ Core Web Fonts: Microsoft updated some core fonts — Arial, Times New Roman, Trebuchet, & Verdana — adding 6 Romanian and Bulgarian characters. Users should update.more
Microsoft WEFT
Feb 25/2003 ✦ WEFT 3.2: Microsoft updated its tool for embedding fonts in web pages.
Microsoft software
Sep 14/2002 ✦ Core Web Fonts // Mac: Microsoft updated 2 Mac fonts, Arial & Times New Roman. Users should get it.
Microsoft software
Aug 12/2002 ✦ Core Web Fonts R.I.P.: Microsoft yanked its popular Windows & Mac web fonts from its typography site, now offering the fonts only in Microsoft products.
Euro Currency
Jan 1/2002 ✦ Euro Currency: Microsoft has a site telling how to adapt its products to the new Euro currency. more Note that the Euro character is now in all of Microsoft’s recently updated core web fonts: users should upgrade.

 

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