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How to Evaluate the Quality of a Font

Too many choices?

Not All Fonts are Created Equal

Does the font have a minimum character set?

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Does the font have extended Latin or non-Latin?

Jaký jazyk ovládáte? Que língua você fala? Çfarë gjuhe do të flisni?

za, Abkhazian, Adyghe, Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Altaic, Arabic transliteration,Avar, Aymara, Azeri (C kar, Bashkir, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Buryat, Catalan, Chechen, Cheyenne, Chi vash, Cornish, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dargin, Dungan, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Es n, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, German, Gikuyu, Greek, Greek (polytonic), Green waiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Indonesian, Ingush, Interlingua, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Javanese, Kabar akalpak, Kashubian, Kazakh, Khakas, Khanty, Kinyarwanda, Kirghyz, Kiribati, Kirundi, Komi, Kongo, K in), Kwanyama, Lak, Latvian, Lezgian, Lithuanian, Luxemburgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malt dovan, Mongolian, Mordvin (Erzya), Mordvin (Moksha), Maori, Nanai, Nauruan, Navajo, Ndebele (No uthern), Nenets, Newari, Nivkh, Nogai, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Oromo, Ossetic, P echua, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Rutul, Samoan, Sanskrit, Sanskrit transliteration mi (Lule), Sámi (Northern), Sámi (Southern), Selkup, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Shona, Silesian, in), Sorbian, Sotho, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tabasaran, Tagalog (Filipino), Tahiti

Does the font have siblings and cousins?

Born in Scotland, Alexander Cockburn grew up in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. He is the eldest son of the wellknown sometime communist author and journalist, Claud Cockburn, by his third wife, Patricia Byron, nÊe Arbuthnot. Since moving to the United States, Cockburn has written for many publications, including Esquire and Harper’s.

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Is the font well-spaced?

Milwaukee VOWED Taxation

Typotheque

Webtype

Typekit

Does the font look good across browsers and platforms?

Windows 7

Mac OS X

Hang on, I’m almost done.

Thank you.


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