CSS 3 web fonts:
essential font features
Rubicon implements essential font features in its digital
placement delivers superior quality
Each character is
digitised with accurate curve placement for superior quality in print
and on-screen. Working resolution is 1000x1000 units per em square. We
conform to the technical design considerations of the Adobe Type 1 Font
Format, Version 1.1 as follows:
Precise font metrics
ensure unobtrusive spacing
as a series of straight and curved segments.
at most horizontal or vertical extremes.
segments per character is minimized.
consistent including stems and vertical alignment.
correct with no overlapping paths.
Each character is assigned precise metrics that ensure
unobtrustive spacing. This includes widths, sidebearings, and kerning
pairs. Each font generally contains 80 to 220 kerning pairs.
provide legibility on-screen
fonts are programmed with Postscript Type1 gridfitting hints to provide
legibility on-screen. All hints are programmed manually and optimized
for edge smoothing. The results are superior to auto-hinting software,
and the font sizes are smaller. Hinting includes vertical alignment
zones, stem width hints, character level hints, and replacement hints.
For TrueType versions, the Type1 hints are converted automatically to
TrueType hints. This includes TTF, EOT, and WOFF formats. We do not
produce superhinted Truetype fonts.
Standard formats and character sets provide compatibility
Rubicon fonts are available in
standard formats with standard character sets. Highlights are as
and EOT web formats
Type1 still available
1252 Latin 1 character set
characters for Mac OS
fonts with cross-browser support
The document below provides step by step instructions for developing
and deploying HTML pages with custom web fonts. The resulting pages
work with most web browsers that support CSS Fonts Module Level 3,
including Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, and Safari.
Web font sample
following sample pages demonstrate
our fonts in web font formats. To view these pages
your browser must support CSS Fonts Module Level
3 and EOT or WOFF formats.
Screen font proof sheets
The following proof sheets in PDF format
illustrate how well our fonts rasterize on-screen at typical text sizes.
The following printer
font proof sheets in PDF format illustrate how well our fonts print.
The text is the Microsoft MSWSmoke print test for fonts.