urn:uuid:40530675-5609-5996-84ca-558b4b97115f Topic: Fonts – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-07-23T19:06:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:bc46ab39-9a74-4690-8896-eed28aac875b 2022-07-20T09:26:00Z 2022-07-23T19:06:00Z TeamViewer installs suspicious font only useful for web fingerprinting A weird almost unreadable font file bundled with TeamViewer for Windows software lets website detect if you’ve installed the software. Raises privacy concerns. <p>So, here’s a bit of a mystery: Why does TeamViewer – the popular remote desktop program – install a font it doesn’t use on your computer? The abstract font (shown in the above image) doesn’t seem to serve any purpose in the software. Intentional or not, it enables websites to detect if you have TeamViewer installed on your computer.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/teamviewer-font-privacy.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:d7ed1254-4507-4836-a65d-de158a771a7b 2022-05-21T13:25:00Z 2022-05-21T13:25:00Z Improve legibility and reduce layout shifts with x-height adjustments The font-size CSS property sets the majuscule (“uppercase”) text size. The (font-)size-adjust property can set the minuscule (“lowercase”) size independently. <p>There’s more to setting the text size on your webpages than just the CSS <code>font-size</code> property. It only controls the size of majuscule (“uppercase”, e.g. “A”) letters, numbers, and punctuation. The size of minuscule (“lowercase”, e.g. “a”) letters is left up to the font. A font’s minuscule size metric is referred to as x-height; the height of an “x” letter. However, you can control the size of the two independently — and here’s why you might want to do that.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/font-size-adjust.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:53b05fd6-40cd-4cd2-9095-80bf94c40f65 2021-07-28T15:51:00Z 2021-07-28T15:51:00Z Windows adds two new monospace system fonts Microsoft to include Windows Terminal by default in Windows 10 and 11. The Terminal app bundles new Cascadia Code and Cascadia Mono fonts as new system fonts. <p>Windows 10 and 11 will soon get two new monospace system fonts. System fonts are the default installed fonts that are available to use in any apps and website. This is the first time since Windows Vista that Microsoft is adding new system fonts to Windows.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/cascadia-system-font.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:9b74d93d-dcf5-4102-a122-d5e13b8b2558 2021-06-30T16:25:00Z 2021-06-30T16:25:00Z The perfect cross-platform serif and sans-serif font stacks How the default web browser fonts vary, why they are what they are, and how to make your webdesign look the same on different operating systems. <p>Different web browsers use the same default fonts on the same operating system. However, the default fonts differ between operating systems and few fonts are available everywhere. In this article, I’ll focus on making the default fonts look and behave the same across operating systems.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/font-stack-text.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:79c85bdc-b28c-4678-b2cb-1b2e1c0498e5 2020-04-19T23:25:00Z 2020-04-19T23:25:00Z New font with Unicode-compatible Creative Commons license symbols Unicode 13 introduced Creative Commons license symbols. Here’s a small free font file with the new characters, so you can use them on your computer or website. <p>Version 13 of the Unicode Standard — the World’s leading standard for digitalization of characters, symbols, and emoji — was announced in early March 2020. The addition of the Creative Commons (CC) license symbols caught my interest among the 5390 new characters added in version 13.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/creative-commons-unicode-fallback-font.html">Read more …</a></p>