My Font Library
My interest in fonts has waned over time as other components in typography get my attention. To see why you should probably just use roboto, see Use Roboto. The fonts mentioned no longer display correctly due to css changes, but the directory holding them all should still work. -Mani
I have a very hard time making any sort of decision when faced with many options. Fonts are one branch of this site I spent far too much time on. This has led me to develop a font library for myself. These are going to be the only fonts I use unless some new circumstances come up (like a requirement for a paper or something). I also reserve the right to use Times New Roman but I'm too lazy to put it here. Without further ado, here are the fonts (also available for download, Open Font License unless stated otherwise).
This is my geometric font Arcon.
This is one of my black-letter fonts Chomsky.
This is another black-letter font Gamaliel.
This is my main serif font Lora.
This is my main smallcaps font (also serif) IMFell.
This is a sans-serif font Lota.
This is my old body sans-serif OpenSans.
This is my current sans-serif FiraSans.
This is one of my monospace fonts Source Code Pro
This is my other monospace font Code New Roman.
- Arcon: Arcon is a pretty standard geometric font, I'll use it for the same stuff as Product Sans or Roboto or whatever.
- Chomsky: Chomsky is a black-letter font designed for newspaper-style headings and such, pretty useful if I need something like it (and would go well with times).
- Gamaliel: A more toned-down black-letter font that I think is more broadly applicable.
- Lora: My most uncomfortable choice on this list, as I love serifs the most and I couldn't find another one to put alongside it. Either way this is my serif for now, I'll probably add another one with it eventually.
- IMFell: IMFell is kind of a weird font, it's based off an old french font with a deep history, you can see more on the creator's website. It seemed like a perfect font for headers and such if I'm writing with serifs because of its focus on smallcaps so I snatched it.
- Lota Honestly a kind of standard sans I don't like it too much, it's a bit too geometric and the strokes are a bit thin/light, NEXT.
- Open Sans: A more humanist sans-serif font, I normally don't like to use fonts that are super popular or overused, but I do think OpenSans is legitimately a very good font in terms of readability. I sadly no longer use OpenSans most of the time because it lacks smallcaps.
- Fira Sans: FiraSans is a font made for Firefox mobile by Mozilla which makes it very versatile and readable to me. I picked it to replace OpenSans because OpenSans didn't support true smallcaps.
- Source Code Pro: Monospace font for easy surfing of text, just like all monospace fonts, not really interesting.
- Code New Roman: Same thing as Source Code Pro, really I don't care much for monospace fonts if you couldn't tell.
For now, this site will use FiraSans (I'll switch it up per page sometimes if I'm doing a font review) and all my papers with use Lora. I'll use FiraSans for my headings wherever I use Lora and I might sprinkle in Lota for headings with OpenSans sometimes. Arcon, Chomsky, and Gamaliel will be used when needed for more artsy projects that need that sort of specialization. And finally I'll use one of the monospace fonts if I think a page will have enough code to combat the tradeoff of downloading a 20kb font or whatever. Again, all these fonts should be available for download on this site.
- 2020-04-16 - Switched to FiraSans from OpenSans and no longer use IMFell for headings.
- 2020-08-07 - Switched to Roboto from FiraSans
- 2020-10-15 - Use default fonts now to reduce network payload, no longer use small caps for content/presentation seperation reasons.