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  • Typography Weekly #131

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      Hiding in Plain Sight: The Story Behind the Mysterious ¤ Symbol

      It’s in almost every font, but hardly any font user knows what it is used for. Explaining the ¤ symbol.


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      Monotype Acquires type collection from Sharp Type

      Monotype to acquire an award-winning type collection from Sharp Type foundry. The US-based foundry will join the Monotype Creative Partner Program, working alongside other independent foundries and Monotype on creative custom design work.


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      Unicode 16.0 Alpha Review Opens for Feedback

      The repertoire for Unicode Version 16.0 is now open for early review and comment until April 2. As a reminder, during alpha review the repertoire is reasonably mature and stable, but is not yet completely locked down.


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      Animating Font Palette

      With the release of Chrome 121 we can now animate a smooth transition between font-palettes in Color Fonts using only CSS.


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      New Website: Richard Gans Typography

      Discover the legacy of the Richard Gans Type Foundry, established in 1888, a cornerstone in Spanish printing history until the late 20th century.


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      Monotype acquires Colophon Foundry

      “Award-winning and innovative Colophon Foundry brings its talented team, custom design expertise, type technology and tools, and its library of 85 font families to Monotype.”


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      ARETE: Visual History of the Latin Alphabet

      ARETE is a project of the UCLAB at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. The central result of the project is the interactive visualization of the history of the Latin alphabet.


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      13th GRANSHAN Type Design Competition now open for submissions

      The world’s only professional competition focused exclusively on typefaces covering scripts beyond Latin. Typeface designers from all parts of the world are invited to take part.


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      This Just In: Schriftenkartei, a Typeface Index

      This treasure chest of 600+ specimen cards holds a complete snapshot of the last metal type foundries in West Germany.


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