Category Archives: Serif

The updated free Merriweather is finally available from Font Squirrel

The updated Merriweather Serif is available to download from Font Squirrel. It hashas much improved screen rendering and support for Cyrillic; better Latin language support for Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Azerbaijani and many others that had been missing before. … Continue reading


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Merriweather Italic is live

The italics for the serif version of Merriweather are live!

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About the delay and what is coming next.

I promised VTT hinted Merriweather some time ago now. I need to explain why you don’t have them, what is happening now, and what to expect next. The primary reason for the delay was the formation of a new company … Continue reading

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Why and how I am making Merriweather

When I proposed the design of Merriweather to Google it was with the goal of creating a workhorse text typeface for the web. I wanted to make something as legible and pleasant to read as possible which meant adapting the … Continue reading

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Big changes!

There have been some big changes for Merriweather in the the last week! First, Merriweather’s financial sponsor (Google) have asked me make a sans serif companion to the serif family already underway. They also want to increase the number of … Continue reading

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