This page contains the Midori family of TrueType fonts.
The outline font editor I use for development is FontLab Studio 5. I have created FontLab-compatible codepage files (which can be used to generate cmap tables in the compiled font) for the OS/2 Extended Universal Glyph List. These can be downloaded here.
I chose the name "Midori" (Japanese for "green") as an oblique tribute to a lovely school in Japan where I worked for several years, which uses green as its official colour.
Midori Sans is a semi-condensed sans-serif font which combines both transitional and humanist elements. It is mainly intended for on-screen user interface text, but may also be suitable for printed text at small sizes.
Midori Sans takes considerable inspiration from a group of well-known humanist sans-serif faces which are known for their readability. These include Frutiger, Verdana, Droid Sans, and DejaVu Sans; the basic character proportions, however, are more closely related to those of my Workplace Sans font.
Midori Sans is relatively narrow (though not so much as a true condensed font) but has a high x-height which improves readability at small sizes. These characteristics make it well-suited for use in menus and dialogs.
Note, however, that Midori Sans lacks finely-tuned hinting, and is therefore recommended for use in environments where text anti-aliasing is available.
Midori Sans is available in regular and bold weights. Both weights currently support the Latin-1 character set, and various supplemental glyphs.
See the README file for more information.
- Midori Sans:
- Midori Sans Bold:
- Sample dialog using Midori Sans (from Mozilla SeaMonkey)
|midori_ttf_04.zip||The latest release (version 0.4) of Midori Sans in TrueType format.|
|midori_src_04.zip||Midori Sans source files (version 0.4 in FontLab format.|
Midori Sans is © 2011–2016 Alexander Taylor. All rights reserved.
Licensed under the Open Font License.