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The man behind your phone's fonts

In the first part of our two-part series about mobile phone fonts, we sit down with Steve Matteson, the typeface designer for Droid, Windows Phone, and countless other UIs.

By Apr. 10, 2012


Steve Matteson: Fonts in the time of wearables (Q&A)

CNET spoke with Monotype's creative type director, Steve Matteson, to discuss the challenges of designing fonts for ultra-small user interfaces, including wearables.

By Apr. 7, 2014


Get ready for multicolor fonts -- maybe in motion, too

Impelled by a need to support emoji characters, Mozilla, Adobe, Microsoft, and Google are working to standardize technology for showing fonts that aren't just black and white.

By Jan. 29, 2014


Easily add more fonts to your iPhone or iPad with AnyFont

Your iPhone or iPad supports a boatload of fonts but not every single one out there. If you need a font that your device doesn’t support, AnyFont makes it easy to install TrueType and OpenType fonts.

By Apr. 14, 2014


How to tweet in wacky fonts

By Aug. 14, 2013


Google Fonts now fully accessible to design enthusiasts

The company's boatload of fonts can now be tested before a person decides to download and use them for their project.

By Oct. 31, 2013


Correction: Monotype and Google fonts

This story has been corrected to note that the Google fonts are available for free use through the SkyFonts technology.

By May. 1, 2013


Use custom fonts with Over for iOS

Installing your own font on Over is a painless process.

By Jul. 15, 2013


Options for previewing fonts in OS X

There are several ways to view a typeface in OS X before you use it in your document.

By May. 1, 2013


Organize OS X fonts using Font Book smart collections

Unlike standard font collections, smart collections will dynamically update based on search criteria.

By Oct. 11, 2013