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Become a typeface expert with Fontmatrix

Jun 25, 2010, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

[ Thanks to Roland for this link. ]

"Casual computer users often give little thought to fonts, but once you starting working on design -- from your web site to your stationary needs, you soon begin to appreciate the positive effects a good typeface can have on branding and marketing. The trouble comes when you start to collect more fonts on your system than you can keep track of in your head. The solution is a good font manager, like the open source Fontmatrix.

"The "Font Information" tab displays metadata about the font, including its creator, license, version information, a URL, and any other information embedded in the font file by the font designer. The "Sample Text" tab, naturally, renders sample text in the selected font. You can adjust the hinting parameters, left-to-right and top-to-bottom orientation (as appropriate for the language), and for OpenType fonts, enable or disable specific features, all to see how they affect rendering."

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