Pablo Impallari's type testing site is gone

His account at seems to be suspended.

And I now notice that he's not been active for a while on TypeDrawers. Is he okay? Anybody know what's happened?


  • Hrant H. PapazianHrant H. Papazian Posts: 1,047
    edited February 14
    I was in touch with him in early December. He retweeted something last week. Let me point him here.
  • Aha! That's what happened. Glad it will be back soon!

    Until then, Cyreal has a site based on Pablo's code, so if you don’t want to create something yourself:

    Although these other sites may not be as awesome/useful, here are some other online font test sites:

  • Ah, good. It was a bit alarming when I noticed yesterday. Hope you had a good time off, Pablo!
  • Good to know Pablo is okay. Now if we can only find out what happened with Monika Bartels. I was beginning to think that alien abductors may be targeting the type design community.
  • Even aliens know better.
  • Welcome back Pablo!!
  • Even aliens know better.
    Type designers are delicious!
  • according to Twitter news today, Monika joined AlphabetType
  • Jens KutilekJens Kutilek Posts: 154
    edited February 15

    Yep, a few days after the aliens gave us back Pablo, they also dropped Monika on Earth again :)

  • That means one less choice to out-source a hinter...
  • Hrant, I think it's more like instead of hiring FontWerk, one would hire Alphabet for the same work?

    Glad she's found again as we had chatted in the past and I planned on getting her help with TT hinting.
  • @Michael Jarboe True, but that's assuming Alphabet agrees to take on the given project, plus it would probably cost more. And what if you want Bartels but they only offer Bonk? That said, good for them both!
  • I would expect that font engineers from the same company work according to the same standards, so the choice of person should not matter :)
  • Hello typedrawers!
    @PabloImpallari Nice to hear that Pablo will be online again! In the meantime, is there another website or Github to calculate the family stems?

  • If you are using Glyphs, there is a script called Insert Instances to calculate stem widths according to different algorithms that might be helpful until the site comes back.
  • If you are using Glyphs...
  • AbrahamLeeAbrahamLee Posts: 138
    I have a spreadsheet that calculates all the different progressions (Linear, Lee, Impallari, and Lucas), if you’re interested. You tell it how many instances/variants you want, what the min & max stem thicknesses should be, and it adjusts the ranges accordingly.
  • Chris LozosChris Lozos Posts: 1,049
    Impallari site is back up and running now.
  • Mark SimonsonMark Simonson Posts: 894
  • Impallari site is back up and running now.
    The puzzling part is that I did nothing about it :)
    See you next week
  • Chris LozosChris Lozos Posts: 1,049
    You have magic powers, Pablo!
  • Gone again. @PabloImpallari

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