Merriweather Italic has shipped to Google

Merriweather Italic has shipped to Google. It supports a wide range of languages and is hinted with TTFA for better legibility on Windows and in FreeType. This edition comes in 4 weights: light, regular, bold and heavy.

A revised version of the original Serif design will be next followed by Merriweather Sans Italic.

About Merriweather

Merriweather: a type family being developed by Eben Sorkin.
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24 Responses to Merriweather Italic has shipped to Google

  1. Can you give us the TTF files?

  2. Merriweather says:

    I don’t have a downloadable file server associated with this site. Do you have a web page that shows your email address?

  3. My email address is ianlopez_90/at/yahoo.com.

  4. Does this help (link to Google Code): http://goo.gl/rEc4o ?

  5. Wowser, I finished a draft of a design yesterday with Merriweather and was just looking to add some sections in Italic when I discovered, damn, no Italic!

    And now there is!!

    Great work, any idea how long before it’ll actually be up on Google Fonts? I don’t see it yet

    • Merriweather says:

      My guess is a week or two. I’ll do what I can on my end to make it a week. Do you do your own font hosting?

      • I generally use a service, usually Typekit or Fontdeck but frequently Google as well, depending on what I need. I’m working for a site that has a limited budget (as in, none!) but they are keen to make a donation for fonts/services/etc for the right thing and they love the typography as much as I do. Is there a way for them to donate? (the site is not for profit, at all).

        I have no problem with hosting myself though, is that a better option?

  6. Awesome news🙂 Very much looking forward to it,

  7. ashtarbalynestry says:

    Can you send me a zip file with all the fonts in the Merriweather font family? My email address is ashtarbalynestry#hotmail.com.

  8. Hi Eben, got your DM but couldn’t reply via Twitter.

    It’s matt AT veryfizzyjelly.com

    Thanks

  9. 0gres says:

    For anyone desperate for Merriweather Italic, click here to download it (regular weight only).

  10. ianlopez90 says:

    Can you do a slab serif version?

    • Merriweather says:

      Funny you should ask – I have done some experiments to see if it would work and it does. I am looking forward to getting that version out as well.🙂

  11. Looks like Google have swapped the Roman for the Italic! Or is it just me?

  12. 0gres says:

    I’m doing some preliminary testing, and Merriweather italic looks fantastic!

    I do notice, however, that it has slightly larger line spacing than the other weights of the font. That isn’t a deal-breaker, but it’s annoying to press CTRL-I and watch a line grow slightly wider.

  13. Merriweather says:

    There is a new standard height/line There is a new standard height/line height. This will come in with the regular when the serif update arrives. So eventually they will match again.

  14. Fantastic! Thanks for your work on it. I was looking forward to this for a while!

  15. rhabans says:

    Love this project.

    But fyi, as of this writing, it looks like Google has just replaced the “normal” weight with the italic instead of adding a “normal italic”.

    http://www.google.com/fonts#UsePlace:use/Collection:Merriweather

    • Merriweather says:

      I have been looking at how to reproduce this but I have not been able to. Do you still see that?

  16. I’m seeing all 8 variations on Google now. Great font – thanks so much for it. Looking forward to the sans italics showing up, too!

    • Merriweather says:

      I am excited to see them go live too. The Sans italics may be my favorite part of the whole project.

      The revision of the serif has been really roaring along for a week now. This next serif version is going to be so much better!

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