The purpose of this blog is to make it easy to find news about this font development project as well as to make it simple to provide feedback. There are also Twitter, and Flickr accounts.
Merriweather will be a workhorse text type family made specifically for screens. Print use not be a significant consideration in the design. Merriweather will be useful for Latin, Arabic, Cyrillic and Greek. The styles to be created include Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic. The font format offered will be TrueType flavored Opentype.
About the project
This font is being made available in the Google Font Directory. When it is ready you will be able to use it in the same way as the fonts being offered there now. It is likely that a beta release will be available first followed by improvements to the design over time.
The image used in the header gives a rough idea of what the font may look like. However it is early in the process. I expect a great deal of change. Later headers will continue to reflect the current state of the development of the font.
If there is interest, a separate version for print may also be developed. Similarly, coverage of additional scripts, enhanced script coverage, optical sizes and additional styles are possible.
Support for the project
This project is being supported by Google and like many of the fonts in the Google font directory will be offered with a Libre license. This will be either the Apache 2.0 License or the SIL Open Font License. Feel free to be in contact with questions, requests or to help support the project.