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Yes, these types of font are called Open/Libre fonts (not to be confused with OpenType font file format). The principles are the same as Free Software/Open Source Software. Some of these fonts are distributed in many popular Linux distros, e.g.: Liberation licensed under SIL Open Font Licence Droid and Roboto licensed under Apache License (these are ...


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The article doesn't give you any formula or action to take with the alphabet length once you have it, it only states that is affects the optimum column width but suggests determining column width by word or character numbers. So, if the only reason you want to measure your alphabet width is because of that quote in the article, there's no need. If you do ...


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Here's how The line length of the full alphabet in lower-case (miniscules) measured in ems is the easiest, fastest and most accurate way to compare fonts. In practice, about 30 ems has become the "best-practice" for line length. That works out to roughly two-and-a-half average-sized "alphabets." That works out to about 65 characters… on average, that is. ...



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