Babel #1 Type Symposium
4 Comments on “Babel #1 Type Symposium”
Readers, I urge you to visit the site. Screenshots do not do it justice.
It doesn’t look right when I use Firefox (16.0.2). It uses Times then.
On Safari no problems…
You are right, something broke. And now the designer’s cheat is revealed: All zeros have been replaced with a lowercase ‘o’. Why? Because the zero in Larisch Neue has the dreaded stressless circular shape!
It doesn’t show in Manuel’s screenshots, but I get Times in FF, and Larisch Neue with lining figures in Safari. With both, the ‘o’ sticks out like a sore thumb.
Strange — I just checked the website with Safari 6 (my home browser) and am confronted with lining figures just as you, Florian. Safari 5 (my office browser) displays the old style figures (as seen in the screenshots) where the »o-problem« obviously is no issue.
So here we are again: ye olde webfont problem.