opentype

Today's Obsession: 65,536 Characters

This, to the casual viewer, is a video of random characters flashing by. To me, it’s a triumph of automated communication—it’s every character in a comprehensive typeface. Technically: it’s every displayable character in a Unicode double-byte face from data positions 0 to 65,536. This is the current standard of typeface production which became formally...

Today's Obsession: Chartwell

A great idea sure to spawn an army of copies, Chartwell from Travis Kochel is a clever use of the OpenType font format’s scripting capabilities. The typeface is made to create pie, bar, and line graphs in an extensible and portable way so that the chart can be expressed as both text and a...