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Merriweather Sans and the basic weight of Merriweather Italic are done

Merriweather Sans in 4 weights and the 1st weight of Merriweather Italic have been released to Google. These editions covers all of the Adobe Latin 3 glyph set. It is quite broad. My guess is that you should see them in … Continue reading

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Gelasio samples

Here are some mac rendering samples of Gelasio. When the letterforms are large it is fairly easy to tell the two apart. When they are small it may be more difficult but there is still a clear difference in personality. … Continue reading

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A short intensive course on type design Feb 2-4 2012 – Boston

I am teaching at Crafting Type, a 3 day intensive course on type design in Boston area. It is from Feb 2-4 2012. It will be held at the MIT Media Lab. http://craftingtype.com If you are interested or have questions … Continue reading

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New web site for Sorkin Type

I have recently made a new web site for sorkin type. It is in many ways a placeholder for what’s coming ( a store and blog ) but it provides some context for Merriweather and shows some of the new … Continue reading

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Merriweather Sans preview

To see these image full size click on them. The windows rendering may actually be better than the Mac OSX in Safari which is what you see here in the last example.

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The new Merriweather italic

After starting and rejecting a few different approaches the new Italic for Merriweather is properly underway now. This italic is a kind of midpoint between a floridly italic design and a slanted version of the roman. It takes on many classic … Continue reading

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Better rendering, expanded language coverage – and other notes.

Yet a new and also a final version of the roman in the 4 weights is coming. This version takes advantage of the last 6 months of research and experience testing rendering in the large group Google web fonts that … Continue reading

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The updated serifed roman has been added to Google web fonts

The updated serifed roman has been added to Google web fonts. This version renders better than the previous one did and has many fixes. A final update with hinting for windows along with a sans serif Merriweather is what is … Continue reading

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Got any requests?

If you have any requests for changes in the Merriweather get ‘em in quick because the new version (1.3) is almost done. When it is I will post a guide to what is new & improved or simply different.

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Missing weights in IE

There is also a problem that the lightest and heaviest weights do not render in IE even in the latest version on Windows 7. This isn’t a problem with the fonts per se. Not at all – I know this … Continue reading

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