iA Writer’s new font

The post In Search of the Perfect Writing Font from the folks behind iAWriter popped up in my RSS reader the other ago and sadly turned into a case of TL’DR. Then, I didn’t had enough time or energy to finish reading it. In hindsight this was stupid, since it wasn’t until I read the linkpost on MacStories that I learned that iA Writer’s new font is available on GitHub!

I’m glad I didn’t miss this, since this is fantastic news!

Despite really liking Nitti (maybe even a little too much), I never could justify purchasing it. This new font looks and feels great and I installed it already in Ulysses.

As a bonus, the font it is based on, IBM’s new font, IBM Plex, is available on GitHub as well which is probably worth having a look at as well.

Thanks to the fine folks a iA for sharing.

‘A small but welcome speed boost’

From the Typekit Blog: Now in Early Access: Serve web fonts without JavaScript

For most web developers, the CSS embed code is the most efficient way to add web fonts to your site. Using only CSS to deliver web fonts allows you to take advantage of newer advances in how browsers load and render fonts, and removing JavaScript code and execution from the loading process should provide a small but welcome speed boost.

Very nice! I just applied this here and it seems to be fast enough to avoid a FOUT, which has been major pain in the rear. Now nicely running one of my favourite fonts again.