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Aug 13, 2010
Font Face Demo

Featuring Droid Sans/Serif/Mono, PT Sans, Charis, Gentium, Palladio and Nimbus Sans

Droid Sans

Droid Serif

Droid Mono

Droid is a family of three screen fonts from Ascender Corp. comprising Sans, Serif, and Mono. Droid was commissioned by the Open Handset Alliance for use on the Android platform. Use case: screen font.

Droid Sans Regular · Bold · Italic

Droid Serif Regular · Bold · Italic

Droid Sans Mono

PT Sans

Narrow

Caption

PT Sans is the world’s first pan-Cyrillic public font family, and was released in 2009 by ParaType. Its three variants make it a very versatile typeface. Use case: online and printed collateral.

PT Sans Regular · Bold · Italic

PT Sans Narrow Regular · Bold · Italic

PT Sans Caption · Bold · Italic

Charis

Charis is based directly on the original drawings of Matthew Carter’s Charter typeface (another free font). Charis was developed by SIL International. Use case: book face.

Charis SIL Regular · Bold · Italic

Gentium

Gentium, designed by Victor Gaultney and released by SIL, is a humanist serif with strong calligraphic roots. The Latin is complemented by an equally strong Greek. A subset of Gentium’s character set is also available in a range of book weights. Use case: linguistics/academic texts.

Gentium Basic Regular · Bold · Italic

Gentium Book Basic Regular · Bold · Italic

Palladio

Palladio is URW’s authorized variant of Hermann Zapf’s Palatino, originally cut for Linotype in 1948. Use case: book face.

Palladio Regular · Bold · Italic

(Palladio was later edited as TeX Gyre Pagella.)

Nimbus Sans

Nimbus Sans is URW’s attempt to get Helvetica right. Use case: …

Nimbus Sans Regular · Bold · Italic

Nimbus Sans Condensed Regular · Bold · Italic

(Nimbus Sans was later edited as TeX Gyre Heros.)

Christopher Adams is a designer and developer based in Beijing and Taipei. He works with Fabricatorz, Qi Hardware, AikiLab, and Sharism.org.
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