Arvo

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Designer(s)
Anton Koovit
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Release Year
2010
Country of Origin
Estonia
Classification
Serif, Slab Serif
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Google
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Background

The slab serif typeface was made to be published in the Google Font directory as free open font (OFL). Latest fontfiles available for free download at Github. Arvo is optimized for web use. The flavour of the font is rather mixed. Its monolinearish, but has tiny bit of contrast (which increases the legibility a little in Mac OS X) In order to support windows users, smaller sizes 9,12,14,16 pt are painstakingly hinted in Truetype format. The name Arvo is a typical Estonian man’s name, but is not used widely any more. In the Finnish language, Arvo means “number, value, worth.” Considering how much programming is behind hinting, ‘number’ is also true.

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Last edited by Leszek Pietrzak on August 20, 2011, 11:46pm EST

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