Archive for December 24, 2009

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Automatically Localize Your Nibs When Building

Philippe Casgrain has an interesting localization workflow that puts only the localized .strings files under version control. He updates the English .strings and generates the localized nibs at build time. The layout is controlled by the English nib files, which have a little extra padding. Compared to runtime localization, this makes it easier to spot layout problems. Compared to the traditional approach, there’s less work maintaining and updating localized nib files. The downside is that the layout isn’t tuned for each language.

Measuring Type

Matt Robinson draws some typefaces using a ballpoint pen (via Geoff Tsai). The last image shows how much ink each used.