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IBM Plex editable sources? #68

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twardoch opened this Issue Nov 10, 2017 · 15 comments

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twardoch commented Nov 10, 2017

The IBM Plex is a very fine accomplishment. However, its language coverage is currently limited.

Currently, the opensourced fonts are published only in compiled form, usable only by end-users but not by other developers.

Do you plan to publish editable sources which would allow the community to enhance the fonts, e.g. by contributing additional glyphs, width variation or other enhancements?

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Yes, editable source files will be published soon.

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BoldMonday commented Nov 10, 2017

Yes, editable source files will be published soon.

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davelab6 Nov 11, 2017

It would be helpful to know what the roadmap is too, since I saw an issue comment here that Cyrillic will arrive soon, and it may be wasted effort for say Bulgarian designers that Adam knows to start on Cyrillics when they will soon arrive anyways :)

davelab6 commented Nov 11, 2017

It would be helpful to know what the roadmap is too, since I saw an issue comment here that Cyrillic will arrive soon, and it may be wasted effort for say Bulgarian designers that Adam knows to start on Cyrillics when they will soon arrive anyways :)

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I’d like to applaud the Serif version of IBM Plex. It doesn't get featured widely in the materials bit it is a superbly designed text face for on-screen continuous reading.

IBM Plex Serif is subtly retro, echoing Fleischmann along with great ball terminals, but manages to not appear dated. It's a very rare quality these days. It's so refreshing to see a new serif design that doesn't “try hard to look modern” and at the same time doesn't follow the ubiquitous “humanist calligraphic thing” that I abhor.

twardoch commented Nov 11, 2017

I’d like to applaud the Serif version of IBM Plex. It doesn't get featured widely in the materials bit it is a superbly designed text face for on-screen continuous reading.

IBM Plex Serif is subtly retro, echoing Fleischmann along with great ball terminals, but manages to not appear dated. It's a very rare quality these days. It's so refreshing to see a new serif design that doesn't “try hard to look modern” and at the same time doesn't follow the ubiquitous “humanist calligraphic thing” that I abhor.

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Great news that sources will be published. And yeah, I won't be surprised if not just two but three or four different Cyrillic versions emerge. :D

twardoch commented Nov 11, 2017

Great news that sources will be published. And yeah, I won't be surprised if not just two but three or four different Cyrillic versions emerge. :D

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...perhaps less Fleischmann but more the Century/Excelsior genre — but done right. Not in a decorative “look! ball terminals! pretty” fashion, but very much to the purpose of providing superb legibility.

twardoch commented Nov 11, 2017

...perhaps less Fleischmann but more the Century/Excelsior genre — but done right. Not in a decorative “look! ball terminals! pretty” fashion, but very much to the purpose of providing superb legibility.

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Re: Cyrillic – we are hard at work adding Cyrillic to all fonts, and they are scheduled to be finished in January.

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BoldMonday commented Nov 11, 2017

Re: Cyrillic – we are hard at work adding Cyrillic to all fonts, and they are scheduled to be finished in January.

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Early 2018 will kick-off Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi and Thai. CJK will kick off middle of 2018.

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Early 2018 will kick-off Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi and Thai. CJK will kick off middle of 2018.

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and thank you! @twardoch

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mjabbink commented Nov 17, 2017

and thank you! @twardoch

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chengluyu Dec 8, 2017

@mjabbink Really? CJK characters will be included in a future update? I'm very happy to hear that.

chengluyu commented Dec 8, 2017

@mjabbink Really? CJK characters will be included in a future update? I'm very happy to hear that.

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soviet-man Jan 4, 2018

I'm looking forward to support of Cyrillic.

soviet-man commented Jan 4, 2018

I'm looking forward to support of Cyrillic.

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inferno986return Jan 14, 2018

It's a beautiful typeface family, I use it on my Chrome browser setup as the sole font family. My only real complaint is the lack of non-Latin support so it's great to see that you are (hopefully) working towards making this font family as complete as Adobe's Source fonts. :-)

inferno986return commented Jan 14, 2018

It's a beautiful typeface family, I use it on my Chrome browser setup as the sole font family. My only real complaint is the lack of non-Latin support so it's great to see that you are (hopefully) working towards making this font family as complete as Adobe's Source fonts. :-)

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@inferno986return Cyrillic here! Will be available here in the the next week or two. We also have Arabic, Devanagari, Greek, Hebrew, Thai, Hangul coming this year. Stay tuned. Chinese and Japanese will be 2019 as they take a long time to create.

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mjabbink commented Jan 20, 2018

@inferno986return Cyrillic here! Will be available here in the the next week or two. We also have Arabic, Devanagari, Greek, Hebrew, Thai, Hangul coming this year. Stay tuned. Chinese and Japanese will be 2019 as they take a long time to create.

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soviet-man Feb 1, 2018

This is great!
Could you paste here some hi-res screenshots of cyrillic texts? For example, screenshots of russian articles from Wikipedia.

soviet-man commented Feb 1, 2018

This is great!
Could you paste here some hi-res screenshots of cyrillic texts? For example, screenshots of russian articles from Wikipedia.

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🎉 Editable sources included in v1.0.0!

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seejamescode commented Feb 21, 2018

🎉 Editable sources included in v1.0.0!

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OrthoCube May 2, 2018

Looking forward to Japanese support! Currently, the M+ family of fonts are the best for me, but who knows, Japanese Plex might be more AESTHETIC :D

OrthoCube commented May 2, 2018

Looking forward to Japanese support! Currently, the M+ family of fonts are the best for me, but who knows, Japanese Plex might be more AESTHETIC :D

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