Adobe contributes improvements to open source typeface Alegreya

As part of our ongoing commitment to improving typography on the web, we’ve contributed a set of improvements to the open source typeface Alegreya, an award-winning serif designed by Juan Pablo del Peral for Huerta Tipográfica.

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Our improvements began with a series of optimizations to both the Alegreya and Alegreya SC families, including vertical metrics adjustments for cross-browser layout consistency and the addition of common glyphs like the soft hyphen. Next, given this typeface’s particular suitability for the reading of longform texts, we also invested in additions and touch-ups to the TrueType hinting in several of its styles for improved cross-browser rendering at paragraph text sizes. We’re quite pleased with the results:

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The new versions of Alegreya and Alegreya SC are available now via Edge Web Fonts, Typekit, and Huerta Tipográfica. They’ll be available via Google Fonts soon as well.

These contributions will themselves remain open source, joining those we’ve already made to the Rosario family as part of a broader effort to apply our font expertise to improving a number of the open source fonts that are available in both Google Fonts and Edge Web Fonts. We look forward to collaborating with Google on more contributions in the future. Watch this blog for updates.

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Adobe contributes improvements to open source font family Rosario

When we launched Edge Web Fonts last year, we partnered with our friends at Google to make many of the open source fonts originally commissioned by the Google Fonts project available through Edge Web Fonts as well. Along with Adobe’s own contribution of the open source fonts Source Sans Pro and Source Code Pro, the move demonstrated our shared ongoing commitment to improving fonts on the web and making them more broadly accessible.

Now, we’re excited to contribute further by applying our font expertise to improving a number of the open source fonts that are available in both Google Fonts and Edge Web Fonts. Efforts include hinting some fonts for better rendering at smaller sizes, plus a number of other optimizations aimed at both file size efficiency and design consistency. All of these contributions will themselves remain open source.

The first fruit of these efforts is our improvement of the wonderful Rosario family, a humanist sans serif from Omnibus Type.

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Of the various optimizations we’ve made here, we’re particularly pleased with how our addition of TrueType hinting has benefited Rosario’s rendering at smaller text sizes.

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This new version is available now via Edge Web Fonts, Typekit, Google Fonts, and Omnibus Type.

We’re delighted to be a part of efforts to improve typography on the web, and we look forward to contributing more of our expertise in the future. Watch this blog for updates. Read more on the Google Fonts Blog.

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New Edge Web Fonts website lets you browse and filter the library to find the perfect font

One of our goals with Edge Web Fonts is to make web fonts more broadly accessible and easy to use. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new Edge Web Fonts website that makes it easier than ever to browse the Edge Web Fonts library, find the perfect font, and start using it in your website within a matter of seconds – for free.

You can now browse across the entire library, narrowing your search with filters for classification, recommended use, typographic properties, and language support.

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Each font appears as a text sample, and you can preview a font’s weights and styles by applying them to the sample. Click to edit the sample to try out your own text, and use the font size control to see the fonts at different sizes.

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After selecting the fonts you want to use, just copy a line of JavaScript into your site’s HTML, and you’re ready to start using the fonts in your site’s CSS. That’s all there is to it.

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The new website is available immediately. Learn more about Edge Web Fonts, or just get started browsing fonts!

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