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typeface

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Comic Neue: Comic Sans typeface for grown-ups

The much-maligned Comic Sans typeface gets an overdue remake, rendering it suitable for general consumption.

By Apr. 9, 2014

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Dear Govt: Change typeface, save millions. Yours, Suvir, 14

14-year-old Suvir Mirchandani discovers that printer ink is more expensive than Chanel No. 5. So he tries to find a typeface that uses less of it. And the government could save millions.

By Mar. 28, 2014

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Talking fonts with typeface designer Steve Matteson

From Android to Xbox, chances are you've probably seen the font designs of Steve Matteson, typeface designer extraordinaire. Matteson came by the CNET studios to discuss his most popular and successful fonts to date.

By Apr. 11, 2012

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Nokia unveils new typeface, Pure

World's largest phone maker unveils a new, more rounded font dubbed Nokia Pure for mobile and digital environments that's designed to deliver "pin sharp" legibility.

By Mar. 28, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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Facebook 'I drank' post not best idea for woman on DUI probation

The day after St. Patrick's Day, a young woman has to take a random breathalyzer test. She passes. She goes on Facebook to say she'd actually been drinking. Guess what happens next.

By Mar. 29, 2014

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The 404 1,463: Where we take the money and run (podcast)

The Micro 3D printer hits $1,000,000 in a single day of Kickstarter funding, Heartbleed leaves a trail of password leaks in its wake, Andrew WK's obsession with white jeans on Pinterest, a typeface that could save your life, and searching local businesses on Yelp using emojis? Yes you can!

By Apr. 9, 2014

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The 404 1,457: Where you can't put it in the microwave (podcast)

Changing typefaces on government printouts could drag us out of national debt, a Mommy app that checks in on you that you can also delete, debunking the trend of teens smoking coffee beans, why you can't put foil in the microwave, and a machine that can read your mind with creepy accuracy.

By Apr. 1, 2014