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.

About the Name
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

[Midori Sans] 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.

Text Samples

Midori Sans:
Midori Sans Bold:
Sample dialog using Midori Sans (from Mozilla SeaMonkey)

Files The latest release (version 0.4) of Midori Sans in TrueType format. Midori Sans source files (version 0.4 in FontLab format.

Legal Notices

Midori Sans is © 2011–2016 Alexander Taylor. All rights reserved.

Licensed under the Open Font License.