“Google Fonts” added

A great typography resource for the conlang blogger.

Google Fonts has now been added to this website and has massively extended my display options. The free version currently gives you over 800 fonts to use on your site.

It allows you to change the font used on each element of your site, even if you’re running a theme that does not normally permit such changes.

Conlang websites by their nature are text-heavy and we conlangers tend to appreciate a good font, so the extra choice it offers is well worth having, IMHO.

Through Google Fonts, I’ve reset mohai.conlang.org into a mixture of Noto Serif and Noto Sans. They are not perhaps the most exciting fonts out there, but they have a huge character set, including all the International Phonetic Alphabet.

This means that any esoteric characters I use will appear in the same size and diacritics will set properly upon them. This is clearly a great boon for the conlanger.

In my case, it means I can reverse my earlier decision to stop using the til or tilde sign to represent nasal vowels. I stopped using it in Lemohai because of the display problems it was generating. I will be very pleased to bring it back! 🙂

If you’re running WordPress on your conlang blog. I recommend you add the Google Fonts plugin. You can also visit the Google Fonts website to look at samples of the lovely fonts it offers.

Author: David Johnson

Conlanger, writer and activist.

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