Fontstand is a Mac OS X app that allows you to try fonts for free or rent them by the month for desktop use for just a fraction of the regular price. One-click font activation for all your OS X apps.
This is a really great concept. A few more foundries would be nice, but it’s early days yet.
All good ones—Marr Sans is my personal favourite.
The fonts from, err, Google Fonts are now available on Github.
Following the viral success of ATLAS spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti’s presentation on 4 July 2012 announcing the discovery a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson, Gillies scrambled a team of emergency typographers to work towards the change. Working in shifts night and day for over a year, they deconstructed Gianotti’s presentation at the very tiniest level to study its fundamental structure. They then came up with a sophisticated statistical model to separate the font from the background content.
Not all April Fools jokes are worth sharing. This one most definitely is.
This is worth a quick mention in case someone runs into the same issue. If you get this when trying to make a
IEEEtran.cls:366: leading text: normalfont
IEEEtran.cls:724: Font OT1/ptm/m/n/5=ptmr7t at 5.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM)
Then install the recommended fonts to fix the problem:
§ sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-recommended
This took me way longer to figure out than it should have.