fonts

Google Chrome Font Caching Bug

Back in early April, I noticed something odd – no matter what I changes I made to our code for generating fonts, they would...
Sam Howard
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What is font hinting? The basics explained.

In the early days of fonts, each glyph was stored as a bitmap at a range of sizes. Drawing it was a simple case...
Sam Howard
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PDF to HTML5 conversion – Extracting PDF text and…

Text works differently in PDFs and in HTML files, which can make it a surprisingly complex problem to get great output during PDF to...
Sam Howard
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Three Font terminology complications explained

Everyone knows a bit about fonts, but understanding them in more detail is a bit of a niche subject. Niche subjects tend to come...
Sam Howard
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Why are fonts so complicated?

I do a lot of work with fonts, and when I tell people this they often seem surprised – surely there can’t be that...
Sam Howard
2 min read