Numerals

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Numerals

There's a lack of a nice free font or just SVG shapes for the numerals required to set the Ubuntu version number (9.10 for Karmic Koala). Using a font with non-rounded shapes works, but makes for a contrast where there could be more of a connection. The numerals of the Ubuntu Title font are rather harsh and too geometric. The Titling font has much better numerals, but at least the 1 doesn't satisfy me.

numerals_a_title_vs_titling.png


Three different relative sizes come to mind: full height, a balanced medium and x-height. I used the Titling font here:

numerals_b_titling_sizes.png


I then started to wonder if using text figures (also called old style) could improve the picture. Entirely custom shapes:

numerals_c_custom.png

In any case, I would like to see a single solution for 9.10, on banners, posters, booklets ... (and never the Title font Wink ;) )


Source

All of this in one SVG

Reference

Examples of old/text style numerals

Bonus

Just for fun, a 9.10 symbol:

numerals_d_code.png

Comments

  • Nice topic started here. I prefer the latest version because it is aligned better and gives more significance to the year number. @ -- ankere 2019-08-17 22:50:41 @


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Artwork/Incoming/Karmic/Numerals (last edited 2009-04-11 10:05:33 by p50894C57)