Typography

Updated: Mar 23, 2020 by Pradeep Gowda.

Introduction

Software

Slug is a professional software library for rendering high-quality, resolution-independent text in 3D applications on the GPU. It can be used for drawing graphical user interfaces, rendering heads-up displays, showing debugging information, and placing text inside a 3D world or virtual environment.

Books

Articles

Fonts

Fonts for reports with tabular data and numerical information:

Fira Fonts by Mozilla

Fira Sans is also one of the 3 free fonts (along with Charter and Source Code Pro) recommended by Butterick’s Practical Typography

It is also used in Racket’s documentation. Typographica Review

And here is how I use it in LaTeX:

  % Font settings
  \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
  % Serif body font
  \usepackage{charter}
  % Math font
  \usepackage[charter]{mathdesign}
  % Monospaced font
  \usepackage{sourcecodepro}
  % Sans-serif font
  \usepackage[lf]{FiraSans}

Note however that Fira’s quality for non-Latin scripts is less than perfect source.

F/OS fonts

People