Four years of type design and two days of “digital filmmaking” with FontLab Studio, Python, RoboFab, librsvg, Adobe AfterEffects and Digital Perfomer. This film illustrates the evolution of Lato:
LATO THE MAKING OF
Video: Łukasz Dziedzic & Adam Twardoch
Sound: Łukasz Dziedzic
(CC) BY 2014 LatoFonts.com
LATO FONT FAMILY
Design: Łukasz Dziedzic
With: Adam Twardoch & Botio Nikoltchev
Released under the SIL Open Font License
© 2014 typoland
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Berlin, Warsaw — April 1st, 2014
The team behind the Lato font family (Łukasz Dziedzic and Adam Twardoch) have just released a special version of the Lato font called Lato Saves Billions. “While Garamond can save the U.S. government mere 400 million dollars, the Lato Saves Billions font can save at least 5 billion dollars,” said Adam Twardoch. “The image above compares the Times New Roman, Garamond and Lato Saves Billions fonts, all set at 14 pt. You can download the free Lato Saves Billions font and try it out on your own computer. You will see how much more space-efficient Lato Saves Billions is compared to other fonts!” Twardoch continued:
Download LatoSavesBillions.zip version April 1st, 2014
“Or you can download the entire Lato font family — nine weights with italics, all free!” he concluded:
Download Lato2OFL.zip version
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We’re proud to announce the release of the 2.007 version of the Lato family. We’ve worked on it for almost a year. It’s the first release of the complete reworking of Lato. It’s already very good, but there may be some issues here and there. If you find some problems, let us know!
The family now consists of nine weights with italics, and each font includes 2300+ glyphs, so the family now supports 100+ Latin-based languages, 50+ Cyrillic-based languages as well as Greek and IPA phonetics. We also revised the metrics and kerning of the family. Note: the Regular and Medium weights have very little difference, so you can pick either for text purposes. You can also pick the Regular weight for dark-on-light text, and the Medium for light-on-dark.
Download Lato 2.007 TTFs
The Lato font family is available as a free download under the SIL Open Font License 1.1. The fonts can be used without any limitations for commercial and non-commercial purposes. They can be also freely modified if the terms of the license are observed.
Click on Download TTF to download a ZIP archive containing version version 2.007 of the Lato fonts in TrueType-flavored OpenType format (.ttf), which you can install on your computer.
Use Lato 2.007 fonts on the web
Currently, the Lato fonts on Google Fonts are still the older 1.0 version. If you’d like to use the new 2.007 version on your website, you need to install a “self-hosted webfont kit” on your server. We do not provide support or instructions how to install these fonts on your website! You need to figure it out on your own!
Click on Download Webfonts to download a ZIP archive containing version 2.007 of the Lato fonts as a webfont kit for self-hosting.
The ZIP contains two subfolders: Lato and LatoLatin. The Lato subfolder contains webfonts with the complete character set (250−700 KB per font) while the LatoLatin subfolder contains smaller versions that only include the most important glyphs for European Latin-based languages (75−200 KB per font).
Support Lato development!
If you’d like to support the development of the Lato family, please consider a donation:
Best regards, and have fun with this release!
Łukasz Dziedzic & Adam Twardoch
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OK. After one year and few days Lato passed half a billion.
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