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Marcin Wichary
Designer · Typographer · Occasional speaker · Writing a book about the history of keyboards: · He/him
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Marcin Wichary 1h
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I just started laughing out loud.
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Marcin Wichary 23h
Replying to @rave21392
:·/
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @grlsgonevinyl
¡Feliz Navi Dad!
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @frauhauslee
Thanks, definitely!!!!!
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @joshu @Foone @obra
(Got it from because of this Twitter thread!)
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @joshu @Foone
I don’t know, mine’s starting to look pretty nice after cleaning it up and ordering new key caps. (I have the Model F, not Model M version, though.)
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @7shino75
I don’t think it’s a prevalent issue in America, although it is possible I am just underinformed.
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @litenjacob
Yeah, I’m open to that possibility, too. :·)
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @obra @bestofnextdoor
Oh my god.
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @UprDec
Oh, that’s an interesting point.
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @zachleat
I think there are two parts to this in my head: a) actual technical extracting and loading that data (including tooling possible to make it happen) b) visual change, for example by showing outline blocks where text will eventually be (stylable?)
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @benjedwards
Alien Breed Alien Syndrome Robotron 2048 Smash TV
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @zachleat
No, no, that’s perfect. I didn’t know this existed.
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @zachleat
Yeah, I mean eventually I’m thinking of this as an actual built-in measure supported by JS/CSS, with some tooling that makes the metric extraction turn-key.
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @zachleat
Yeah, I could build a demo. I’m still not sure what you meant by “much worse failure case” – you mean if we built it today, and it stayed at the “metrics-only” font forever?
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @zachleat
What do you mean by your last two sentences?
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @zachleat @font
./woff2metrics OpenSans-Regular.woff2 OpenSans-Regular.woff2m -face { font-family: "Open Sans"; src: url("/fonts/OpenSans-Regular.woff2"); metrics: url("/fonts/OpenSans-Regular.woff2m"); }
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @zachleat
I can imagine, for example, an “essence” of a font extracted so that you know its metrics and nothing else, load that first (or even embed?), and render the page with the correct dimensions and little gray blocks where the lines or even words will eventually appear.
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Marcin Wichary Oct 19
Replying to @zachleat
I’m curious: Do you know of any considerations for smarter ways to load fonts?
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