|Subject:||Re: [ft-devel] Lots of over-/undershoot in H&FJ "Mercury SSm A" at 17.6px|
|Date:||Sun, 11 May 2014 07:19:00 +0100|
Maybe this very font is installed on your computer...
> I'm not sure... it displays fine on a Mac.
> I found something better, have a look at [...]
> http://www.typography.com/fonts/mercury-text/webfonts/mercuryssm-book. TheIt only *accidentally* looks fine! Attached is an image that shows
> example text at 18px demonstrates what I reported, other sizes look
what the WOFF file of mercuryssm-book on this web page actually
contains (using the Unicode cmap). The WOFF file is located in
referenced in the HTML source of the web page. As you can see, it
misses *many* glyphs, and at 18px the difference to your default serif
font is large enough that the hinting process delivers a different
I guess that those omissions are fully intentional so that you can't
simply grab the font without paying. However, I believe it is an
error of www.typography.com that the glyph reportoire of the web font
isn't properly synchronized with the displayed text.
My conclusion: No problem with FreeType :-)
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