Friday, June 19, 2015

San Francisco Fonts

Apple (via John Gruber):

Get your apps ready with the latest beta versions of the San Francisco fonts for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and watchOS 2. To download, sign in with your Apple ID associated with your Apple Developer Program membership.

Nick Heer:

I’ve only done a little bit of digging into it but, so far, it looks like there are some significant updates and improvements compared to the versions released with WatchKit in November. There’s still no public copy of the rounded variant, however.

Antonio Cavedoni at WWDC (PDF, via Ken Ferry):

Fonts lay at the intersection of design and engineering. Get introduced to typographic principles and how they apply to the San Francisco fonts. Hear what makes this family of fonts unique and how to effectively take advantage of their advanced features. Learn best practices when designing and implementing interfaces with text.

Update (2015-07-12): Keith Harrison:

The default for how numbers are displayed is changing from monospaced to proportional[…]

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Good to see Cupertino getting back to its Susan Kare roots, but am I the only one to think this is an awfully odd choice as a system font?

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