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  3. Why does Roboto look so thick on my page?

    Roboto tends to be a bit dark as a typeface for longer texts, but it's less noticeable when set smaller. It's mostly a matter of taste. Perhaps you can use Roboto Light, or try to improve the overall colour experimenting with tracking and line spacing. If you're bond to free fonts, a good place to start looking for alternatives is here:
  4. Why does Roboto look so thick on my page?

    Thanks. So nothing I can do to improve rendering via css and the likes? Do you guys have a suggestion for a similar font that looks thinner but goes nicely with Rajdhani? Open Sans is too rounded, Source Sans Pro to edgy. I like the clean and sharp look of the font in this forum a lot, but it wouldn't go well with the tech-topic of my page I guess.
  5. Why does Roboto look so thick on my page?

    There isn’t much you can do. It’s based on the fact that there are different render engines at play and the results they produce can hardly be controlled by the web designer. 
  6. Why does Roboto look so thick on my page?

    It looks good to me on Firefox, Mac.
  7. Why does Roboto look so thick on my page?

    Wow, that is even worse! It is Roboto 400 though. What to do? Changing to 300 seems to be too fragile.
  8. Heading font for Leitura News body text

    Is the regular Leitura Sans not suitable for headings?
  9. Why does Roboto look so thick on my page?

    The type in your screenshot looks actually lighter than what I'm seeing on the live website with Firefox on Windows 7!  
  10. Why does Roboto look so thick on my page?

    Hey Ralf, I'm on chrome, Win 10, it's the same for body copy in general. Resolution or Monitor doesn't matter, always looks the same.
  11. Why does Roboto look so thick on my page?

    Can you post a screenshot from your browser of the specific section on the page you are talking about?
  12. Hey there, does anyone have any idea why Roboto looks so thick, almost medium/semi-bold like on my page, despite being regular? 300 looks to thin, 400 too fat. I'm kinda stuck in the middle. I do like the look of the font in combination with Rajdhani - tried about 20 others, nothing looked as good. Any ideas how to improve the look or alternatives? Example:   Thank you!
  13. Heading font for Leitura News body text

    Hi there I'm using Leitura News for body copy on my current project. I'm looking for a heading font that'd match well with Leitura News. The Leitura family has its own heading font, Leitura Headline, but I find it's too thick or dense. I'm looking for a sans-serif heading font. Have you got any suggestions? Thanks! Kind regards, Patrick 
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    Apart from foundry-specific services like the one from Typotheque, I don’t think so. 
  19. Vertikal, Bücher Grotesk and Akzidenz Grotesk by H. Berthold #typespecimen View the entry on Tumblr
  20. The webfont service Fontdeck closes

    I'm almost surprised they made it so far. There is any independent webfont hosting service out there now?
  21. #blackletter initials from H. Hoffmeister #typespecimen View the entry on Tumblr
  22. L'Indépendant by Jos Dufour and Joan Collette, 1930, for Etablissements Plantijn #typespecimen View the entry on Tumblr
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    Both the Roman Pliny (ca. 61–113) and the Greek historian, Herodotus (ca. 484–425 BC), mention gilding; the latter writing that the Egyptians gilded wood and metal. It has been used in decorating ceramics, in art, and at least from the fifth century in the production of illuminated manuscripts, reaching its peak in the especially exquisite illuminated Books of Hours produced from the thirteenth century. Although the term “illuminated manuscript” is often used to describe all decorated manuscripts, strictly speaking, it refers to those ornamented with gold and silver. The gold reflects light and therefore literally illuminates the page. From the late fifteenth century, printed illustrations (though still most often hand-colored) replace the illuminated manuscript. View the full article
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  26. Hi there, Is anyone familiar with the calligraphic style font in the poster image? Any help much appreciated! The source for the poster was an Evian Christ gig in London. Best Henry I think I should be calling this a blackletter font...? :-)
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