Sorkin Type Co

Merriweather font

By Sorkin Type Co
MerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweather
Download (zip 628.7 Kb)Add to favouritesReport this font
  • Styles (8)
  • Character Maps
  • License
8 styles for
674 characters
MerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweatherMerriweather
  • Free for Personal Use
  • Free for Commercial Use
  • Modification Allowed
  • Redistribution Allowed

Extended information

Merriweather is a medium contrast semi condesed typeface designed to be readable at very small sizes. Merriweather is traditional in feeling despite a the modern shapes it has adopted for screens.

Read more

FONTLOG for the Merriweather font

This file provides detailed information on the Merriweather font Software.

This information should be distributed along with the Merriweather fonts and any derivative works.

Basic Font Information

Merriweather offers a Renaissance warmth while using proportions which are space-saving. It is suitable for editorial design, news and other kinds of space sensitive typography.

Merriweather is an evolving project and will be updated. As of now there are 8 styles:

Regular
Light
Bold
UltraBold

Italic
Light Italic
Bold Italic
UltraBold Italic

There is also Merriweather Sans, a sans-serif version which closely harmonizes with the weights and styles of this serif family.

http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Merriweather+Sans

Merriweather is a work in progress and will be improved upon periodically.

For more information and to stay updated see Eben
Sorkin's blog and Flickr and follow the Merriweather
Twitter microblog:

http://ebensorkin.wordpress.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

http://twitter.com/MerriweatherFnt

Merriweather is a Unicode typeface family that supports
languages that use the Latin script and its variants, and
could be expanded to support other scripts.

More specifically, this release supports the following Unicode
ranges: Latin-1, Latin-2, Cyrillic, Turkish, Windows Baltic, Macintosh Character Set

There is are 2 source files for each style:

1. Merriweather-Style.ufo Original Source Files with
contour overlaps
2. A TTF file with overlaps removed and very limited manual hinting to be used with ttfautohint (v0.97) using the following settings -l 13 -r 13 -G 200 -x 24 -f dflt -w "" -W -p

To contribute to the project contact Eben Sorkin at [email protected]

ChangeLog


3 Janr 2014 (Eben Sorkin) Merriweather v1.057 (new numbering scheme)
- Roman is now Hinted with TTFA 1.3
- Refined the weights - the new roman weights are changed slightly
- Improved the upright or roman design with special attention to punctuation
- Improved the shapes and spacing of the Cyrillic with the kind support of users and other font designers
- Future work: The italic will need to be updated to match the weight of the roman and re-hinted next.
- Future work: Some effort to begin supporting Vietnamese and other users not covered yet has started.

6 Jan 2014 (Eben Sorkin) Merriweather v1.52
- Updated copyright string in UFOs

3 Jan 2014 (Eben Sorkin) Merriweather v1.51 ( not pushed live )
- Added support for the currency symbols won (uni20A9) and franc (uni20A3)
- Added support for typographic features requiring glyphs uni02C9, uni00AD and uni2219 to gain full Adobe Latin 3 coverage.
- Added support for Serbian when in Latin ( uni01F1/uni01C7/uni01CA/uni01C4/uni01F2/uni01C8/uni01CB/uni01C5/uni01F3/uni01C9/uni01CC/uni01C6 )
- Added upper & lower case latin shwa uni0259, uni018F for Azerbaijani.
- Updated reference encoding to reflect these additions.

23 December 2013 (Eben Sorkin) Merriweather v1.5
- TTFA hinting added.
- Cyrillic coverage added including minority language support for Ukrainian, Mongolian and others. Note: no Cyrillic localizations have been made yet.
- Some additional Glyphs added including latin shwa, colonmonetary, Lira, peseta, and Turkish Lira, minute, second, Number sign with N and o, as well as the litre and estimated signs.
- Added support for a broad range of additional Latin based languages.
- Support for Romanian and Moldavian localization
- Overall adjustment in scale to make TTFA hinting effective
- Alteration of contrast in the Light weight for better rendering in Windows
- Overall improvement and refinement to the design of both upright and italic.

14 March 2013 (Eben Sorkin) Merriweather v1.4
- Italic Regular added

26 Feb 2012 (Eben Sorkin) Merriweather Sans v1.001
- Hinted font Using TTFAutohint version 0.93.8-669f
- Mastered VBF to TTF and other formats.
- Added glyphs to cover the entire Adobe Latin 3
character set. ( VBF format )

10 Feb 2012 (Eben Sorkin) Merriweather Sans v1.000
- Completed first complete version of Merriweather Italic
in Fontlab ( VBF format )

29 July 2011 (Eben Sorkin) Merriweather v1.3

- Altered and improved 90% of the glyphs.
- Added glyphs to support texts originating from Windows
ANSI and Mac Roman encodings.
- Adjusted diacritics further
- This may be the last update to shapes before work
begins on the Sans. This means that VTT hinting
should be next.

22 July 2011 (Eben Sorkin) Merriweather v1.287
- Adusted glyph diacritics to make them work with MS Word.
- Mastered Font from Fontlab to TTF

Acknowledgements

If you make modifications be sure to add your name (N),
email (E), web-address (if you have one) (W) and description (D).
This list is in alphabetical order.

N: Eben Sorkin
E: [email protected]
W: www.sorkintype.com
D: Designer and Mastering

Copyright (c) 2010, 2011 by Eben Sorkin ([email protected]),
with Reserved Font Name "Merriweather".
This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.
This license is copied below, and is also available with a FAQ at:
http://scripts.sil.org/OFL


-----------------------------------------------------------
SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1 - 26 February 2007
-----------------------------------------------------------

PREAMBLE
The goals of the Open Font License (OFL) are to stimulate worldwide development of collaborative font projects, to support the font creation efforts of academic and linguistic communities, and to provide a free and open framework in which fonts may be shared and improved in partnership with others.

The OFL allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely as long as they are not sold by themselves. The fonts, including any derivative works, can be bundled, embedded, redistributed and/or sold with any software provided that any reserved names are not used by derivative works. The fonts and derivatives, however, cannot be released under any other type of license. The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does not apply to any document created using the fonts or their derivatives.

DEFINITIONS
"Font Software" refers to the set of files released by the Copyright Holder(s) under this license and clearly marked as such. This may include source files, build scripts and documentation.

"Reserved Font Name" refers to any names specified as such after the copyright statement(s).

"Original Version" refers to the collection of Font Software components as distributed by the Copyright Holder(s).

"Modified Version" refers to any derivative made by adding to, deleting, or substituting -- in part or in whole -- any of the components of the Original Version, by changing formats or by porting the Font Software to a
new environment.

"Author" refers to any designer, engineer, programmer, technical writer or other person who contributed to the Font Software.

PERMISSION & CONDITIONS
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of the Font Software, to use, study, copy, merge, embed, modify, redistribute, and sell modified and unmodified copies of the Font Software, subject to the following conditions:

1) Neither the Font Software nor any of its individual components, in Original or Modified Versions, may be sold by itself.

2) Original or Modified Versions of the Font Software may be bundled, redistributed and/or sold with any software, provided that each copy contains the above copyright notice and this license. These can be
included either as stand-alone text files, human-readable headers or in the appropriate machine-readable metadata fields within text or binary files as long as those fields can be easily viewed by the user.

3) No Modified Version of the Font Software may use the Reserved Font Name(s) unless explicit written permission is granted by the corresponding Copyright Holder. This restriction only applies to the primary font name as presented to the users.

4) The name(s) of the Copyright Holder(s) or the Author(s) of the Font Software shall not be used to promote, endorse or advertise any Modified Version, except to acknowledge the contribution(s) of the Copyright Holder(s) and the Author(s) or with their explicit written permission.

5) The Font Software, modified or unmodified, in part or in whole, must be distributed entirely under this license, and must not be distributed under any other license. The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does not apply to any document created using the Font Software.

TERMINATION
This license becomes null and void if any of the above conditions are not met.

DISCLAIMER
THE FONT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, OR OTHER RIGHT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FONT SOFTWARE OR FROM
OTHER DEALINGS IN THE FONT SOFTWARE.

Comments

no-avatar

Advertise

300x250