Merriweather’s first release has been sent to Google

Merriweather’s first release has been sent to Google to go into the directory! This means you should be able to play with it fairly soon. This first font is the upright regular weight roman. January should bring an Italic, a Bold, and a Bold Italic.

What’s in it? It is a fairly substantial glyph set but does not cover all languages that use Latin letters yet. For example: English, French Spanish and German are all covered. Czech, Polish and many others are not – yet. Note, if you use a PC, this version of Merriweather has hinting, but I am not pleased with this first stab at manual hinting looks. I plan to update it later. I am pleased with is the way it renders in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on the Mac and in Ubuntu. Opera isn’t cooperating.

Screen captures of this beta as seen in a variety of different environments will be posted here and on Merriweather’s Flickr page soon.

I have started mulling over a Sans serif version to match. What do you think?

Here are some teaser images The darker oner is the mac screen capture and the lighter one is a PC rendering.


About Merriweather

Merriweather: a type family being developed by Eben Sorkin.
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