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CHAPTER 9: FontShuffle
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Since you ve already learned a lot in this chapter about the properties of typefaces and the consequences of readability, you are well prepared for a delicate question: what is the right typeface for a graphical user interface I d like to answer with a fictional scenario on the iPhone. Let s assume the iPhone operating system offers a free-type world. It doesn t, and both the application UI elements and your data are rendered in Helvetica. I do not criticize Apple s decision to use Helvetica as the overall system font family, but it is less unique and harder to read than Lucida Grande on Mac, as explained in the sidebar on distinctive glyph features. I respect Apple s decision to jump on the current type fashion trend of a neutral, static typeface. However, I would appreciate the choice of some alternative fonts in some applications like Notes or Contacts. Why Notes Marker Felt is a nuisance ugly, hard to read, and space wasting. I often import magazine articles that I like to carry with me into Notes. Such text is unreadable in Marker Felt. Fortunately, I found a way to display them in Helvetica. The problem with Helvetica in Contacts is the similar letterforms. In text where we read complete words, it doesn t matter if uppercase I and lowercase l and i look nearly the same. But if you are browsing through international names, alphanumeric postal codes, or weird Skype and Buddy names, Helvetica is not an ideal typeface for such a purpose (see Figure 9-6). I did some experiments in Adobe Photoshop to test alternative screen fonts for the Contacts application. After a series of alternatives, I ended up with a typeface called FF Unit that was designed by Erik Spiekermann and Christian Schwartz in 2004. FF Unit has two merits compared with Helvetica: it runs narrower (without losing legibility), which is good for long family and company names, and it has more distinguishable glyphs (see Figure 9-6).
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CHAPTER 9: FontShuffle
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Figure 9-6. Compare the original Contacts typography, Helvetica (on the left) with an alternate typography with increased readability, FF Unit (on the right): FF Unit was developed with distinguishable and space-saving letter forms in mind. Note the dancing pleasent-reading semi-old-style figures.
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What makes a typeface good to read on screens Two conditions are responsible for comfortable onscreen reading: Hinting: Although screen resolution has increased over the years, it s still a lowresolution output device, where each individual pixel can mean the difference between a proper (legible) or a destroyed (illegible) text-sized character. Because of that risk, digital fonts for screens use hinting algorithms to make readable bitmaps at small sizes. Glyph design: Typefaces that are meant for screens should be checked against the following properties: Simple letter forms (e.g., Sans Serif) Large counters and eyes (e.g., d, b, o, and e, ) Open counters (e.g., c, e, C, and G ) Distinctive features in homologous forms (e.g., i, l, and I ) Tabular figures (e.g., |1|2|3|4|) At least two weights with marked contrast (e.g., Regular and Bold) The following figure shows three typefaces with increasing legibility (from left to right): Helvetica: Geometric with poor readability
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CHAPTER 9: FontShuffle
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Lucida Grande: Open design and good readability FF Unit: Distinctive characters and perfect readability
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This is not the appropriate book to dive deeply into the history of type. Much has been written about the evolution of letters: how their forms took shape, from the Roman capitals to the Carolingian minuscules, and how the Latin alphabet was used by the first printing presses of the Renaissance age. Looking back from where we stand now, we could say that the original forms of our uppercase letters are around 2,000 years old, while those of the lowercase letters would be over 1,000 years old. In the last 500 years, neither case has changed in its basic forms. What has constantly changed are the outlines of the letters, influenced by new inventions in reproduction and by the unique spirit of each epoch. Since the invention of sans serif typefaces over a century ago, many new stylistic forms have already emerged.
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