Adelle updated for better screen rendering

One of the most popular fonts on Typekit, Adelle from TypeTogether, has been updated for better screen rendering and cross-platform consistency. Adelle Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic have been manually TrueType-hinted for crisp rendering at text sizes, and we serve the remaining weights and styles with PostScript-based outlines for smooth rendering at display sizes.

Adelle Regular, hinted, in Windows GDI w/ ClearTypeAdelle Regular, unhinted, in Windows GDI w/ ClearType

In addition, Adelle’s vertical metrics have been revised for cross-platform consistency, and to ensure that no glyphs are clipped. Because vertical metrics updates may cause slight positioning changes in some designs, we don’t roll out the changes automatically. Instead, just republish your kits to receive the new files.

Please join us in celebrating TypeTogether’s commitment to making great typefaces available quickly, and improving them as we all learn more about fonts on the web.

Tim Brown

Head of Typography for Adobe Typekit & Adobe Type. Practicing typography and web design every day. I write, speak, and make tools to share what I learn. I try to be helpful. I love my wife, kids, family, friends, teachers, and dogs. I'm a volunteer firefighter.

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