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Hyphens and Dashes

Hyphens, en and em dashes are among the most misunderstood, and misused, punctuation marks in typography. While their appearance is generally similar, they have distinct designs and serve specific functions.

Design With Typecast, Now At No Cost

Nearly two years ago, we introduced our Typecast app as a companion to our premium Fonts.com Web Fonts plans. Since then, thousands of users have used Typecast to design with type in the browser and prototype beautiful new sites. Meanwhile, Web font usage has now become the norm for new site. While we can’t take […]

DIN Next Slab’s Well-Earned Success

The new DIN Next™ Slab suite of typefaces has been one of the most popular new additions to the Linotype Library. While we believe in every new addition to one of our libraries, we also know that predicting the popularity of new releases is a challenging proposition. Monotype’s Type Director, Akira Kobayshi, clearly had no […]

Hanging Punctuation

Hanging (or hung) punctuation refers to the practice of extending certain punctuation marks into the margin of a flush edge of text, to give the appearance of a more uniform vertical alignment.

Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for November 2014

Want to see which typefaces are in demand on the Web? Here’s an ordered listing of the top 100 most used fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service during November 2014. Be sure to check in next month to see if your favorite typeface moves up the list! Avenir Next Neue Helvetica Avenir Trade Gothic Univers […]

Typographic Emphasis in Digital Media

The most common ways to achieve emphasis in digital media are similar to the techniques used in print, but with an important proviso: the appearance of on-screen typography is often fluid rather than fixed.

DIN: A Growing Typeface Family

Families tend to grow. As they do, they become more diverse, adaptable and sometimes prevailing. So it is with typeface families. The DIN typeface family started in the early part of the 20th century as families do – with just two counterparts: DIN and DIN Condensed. In 2009, Akira Kobayshi updated the DIN design and […]

Fractions

ractions can be a regularly occurring element in text. They are routinely used in text for measurements and dimensions, recipes, math and science notation, as well as in manuals and other technical documentation.

Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for October 2014

Want to see which typefaces are in demand on the Web? Here’s an ordered listing of the top 100 most used fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service during October 2014. Be sure to check in next month to see if your favorite typeface moves up the list! Trade Gothic Neue Helvetica Avenir Next Avenir Proxima Nova […]

Punctuation

Punctuation refers to typographic symbols (and sometimes spaces) used to clarify the meaning of text, as well as to aid in reading comprehension. Some punctuation marks – such as commas, periods, dashes and colons – serve to divide text into phrases and sentences, directly impacting, and sometimes significantly altering, their meaning and interpretation. Without the benefit of correct punctuation, text may be subject to misinterpretation in dramatic, and even embarrassing, ways

If you remember the shape of your spoon at lunch, it has to be the wrong shape. The spoon and the letter are tools; one to take food from the bowl, the other to take information off the page...

Adrian Frutiger

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