WIRED: The Weird Words and Phrases Designers Use to Test Their Fonts


"FOR DESIGNERS OF type, creating the characters is only part of the job. Much of the hidden engineering and heavy lifting comes in fine tuning how letters, ligatures, digits, and punctuation work together in combination—and kerning the whitespace between them. Many type designers have favorite words and phrases which they use to assess and stress-test some of the more unusual letter sequences. Below, some leading type designers describe their favorite test words, which we’ve set in one of their fonts."


  • James PuckettJames Puckett Posts: 1,550
    Nice to see Wired writing about type rather than regurgitating someone else’s PR.
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