I recently started redrawing Cantarell (https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Cantarell
and GNOME's version, also https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Cambay
) in Glyphs because I was fed up with FontForge and the very mediocre quality of the typeface (and the later Cambay) in general.
I'd like to get some feedback on the base latin glyphs and numerals. The thin and black versions are drawn, regular is interpolated. The
fonts approximately encompass the Google Fonts Plus glyph set.
The repository is at https://github.com/madig/cantarell-fonts
(might not be up to date, as of the time of this writing). The 2017-07-27 version of the source file and the generated .otfs is attached.
The motivation behind this typeface is to be the UI font of the GNOME project, (type 1) hinting is therefore a priority. I took inspiration from Source Sans Pro and you'll probably see the similarities (letter forms and e.g. the thin-black master approach). Cantarell is a bit wider, though. I managed to iron out the personality of the original design, for better or worse. The main ingredient for the redesign was Ctrl+Alt+1. The vertical metrics should be compatible with Noto Sans UI, as I'd like that to be the fallback font for GNOME.
You can have a closer look at the typeface in its' supposed natural habitat by dragging the fonts onto http://vernnobile.github.io/webfont-testing/
I'm thinking about raising the x-height, especially because of small on-screen text sizes that keep turning up on the web.