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OK, I know … today’s Easter Monday and the sun shines and the weather is fantastic (at least here). Perfect day for going out and have a wonderful offline time. But if you’re not in such position – or mood – and want to relax at home reading something, here are my ‘classic’ five link list of posts worth a mention…

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It’s been a while since I posted something in this Linklog category of the blog. While not all the topics on the next issues will be topical, I am sure you’ll find some good stuff, that’ll make you thing over the topics they talk about. Here’s today selection…

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Academicons, a font icon set for academics

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Academicons (20160406)

For working reasons I had to work on a project at work were for each researcher I had to link a ‘social’ profile, not on Facebook or other popular – consumer – networks, but for some specialized ones … like ReaserchGate, Google Scholar, Mendeley, etc.. If you’re into academics you know them. Here is Academicons

With a bit of luck I found a GitHub project by James Walsh, a post-doctoral researcher, were he made and collected a series of font icons – 100% compatible with the more famous FontAwesome that solved my need with few lines of code.

RightFont, helping designer getting the right font

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RightFont

RightFont for Mac is a brand new app, currently in a public beta testing program aimed to help designers in choosing the right font for their project right inside their favorite application.
At the moment the app work seamlessly with Sketch and Adobe Photoshop, with Illustrator and InDesign coming in… Give it a look!

Born font, download

Born font is a humanistic typeface that is based on traditional calligraphic forms, but with some new features in its endings, strokes and drops, that provide a more open, fresh and actual look. It also has a big X height, so it offers a high legibility even at small sizes. Download it at the price of a tweet (or a post on Facebook or LinkedIn) clicking on the image above!

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Jura typeface

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Jura (Typeface)

Jura is a elegant serif typeface of narrow proportions with distinguishing details. The rounded, wedge shaped serifs offer a more contemporary feels than many serif fonts, while maintaining legibility even at small sizes.

This new release of the Jura family includes four fonts: Regular; Italic; Bold & Bold-Italic. Each variant now includes 241 characters (that’s 85 more than the original) and every glyph has been completely redrawn. There’s even a couple of ligatures in there.

Metrics and kerning have been rebuilt from scratch (although if you spot a bit of spacing which looks odd, let me know I’ll do my best to sort it out).

Free Download

via tenbytwenty.com