On 11/12/05, Trish Meyer [EMAIL-REMOVED]> wrote:
> At 11:10 AM -0800 11/11/05, Tom Dell'Aringa wrote:
> >Can anyone advise on how widespread Interstate-Regular is? I've
> >never heard of it but maybe I
> >missed the meeting. My feeling is that this is not a good idea, but
> >it's a design decision that I
> >don't have a whole lot of control over, so I need to come back with
> >some serious data if I'm going
> >to go against it.
> Interstate is a really nice sans serif from Font Bureau
> very popular and hip in the right circles. If the audience for the
> site are publishers and ad agencies, there's a chance they might have
> it installed. Outside of that, I would doubt it. Interstate is not a
> cheap set of fonts (EACH weight is $40).
> Rant: It's a shame that Adobe puts all their free fonts that come
> with the Creative Suite in a special Adobe only folder; otherwise you
> could use some of these as near standard fonts at least for a graphic
> designer audience.
This is where I wish someone had had the thought to establish more
than five generic font-families. In particular I'd love to see
"headline", "wide" and "narrow" so that a generic solution would be
able to select a more suitable fallback font. Of course it wouldn't
work retrospectively, because the fonts themselves would have to
declare which generic families they match.
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