About Merriweather Font
Merriweather Font is an open-source Antiqua font, designed by Eben Sorkin. It was designed to be an expensive text that is pleasant to read on screens. So far there are 4 styles: normal, light, bold, and black. There are currently Italic styles in each of these weights, too.
The designer is also created Merriweather Sans, a sans-serif version that meshes closely with the weights and styles of this serif family. Merriweather features a long x-height, barely intense lettering shape, slightly diagonal accent, strong fluffy and open shapes.
Merriweather Font is an ongoing work and will be improved on a regular basis. This means that if the current design is outside your scope, you can also request improvements or even finance specific features. For more information and to keep up to date, visit Eben Sorkin Github.
In May 2013, Merriweather Font has been updated with a larger character set and Italic styles have been added for all weights. As one of the first families published on Google Web Fonts. Merriweather lacked adequate subsetting, so this update introduces a ‘latin’ subset that contains less standard characters, but loads faster. To use the full character set, update your API link to include the ‘latin-ext “subset.
January 2016, A deep update of the design that makes all straight or roman styles darker, to improve on the screen making it especially in text sizes with ttfautohint references. Merriweather now supports Cyrillic, and will work better when installed on desktops. Some OpenType features have been added and improved. Since the vertical and horizontal metrics have changed, this can cause some text to flow back in some browsers. A second minor update (v1.583) was done on January 25th to fix ligatures and other digraphs. A third minor update (v1.584) was done on February 3rd to correct regular digraphes and improve the Cyrillic hint.
The typeface provides Medieval warmth while using space-saving proportions. It is suitable for editorial design, news and other space-sensitive printing. Merriweather is an evolving project and will be updated.
Merriweather is a Unicode typeface family that supports languages that use Latin and Cyrillic scripts and their variants, and it can be expanded to support other scripts for example Greek, Devanagari, Ethiopian, Arabic, and so on.
Merriweather Including Styles
Currently, Merriweather Font contains eight styles:
- Light Italic
- Bold Italic
- Black Italic