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Typefaces is a font viewer for iPhone and iPad.
This application shows you all the fonts in your device and all the glyphs included those fonts.
What's New in Version 2.0.2
◆New for 2.0.2
・Support for iOS 4.2.
・Minor bug fixes.
◆New for 2.0.1
・Minor bug fixes.
◆New for 2.0
・iOS 4 support.
・New name and icon.
・New interface design.
・Custom sample texts.
・Glyph repertoire view.
・Font info view.
・Fonts comparison mode.
People who are bashing this app are, I think, disappointed really because they thought they were downloading a utility rather than a reference. For what it is it's pretty cool. Just a list of fonts most people have on their computers and samples along with all the characters in that font. There's also an info section on each font which is a great idea, but is lacking in some of the material I'd like to see in there. I'd like to know if something is humanist, modern, etc. and who the key players were in its inception (which is included for some but not consistently across the board). I'd also love to know the best uses for certain fonts would be. Otherwise, it's a handy little app for looking at some common fonts.
Others miss the point
I wanted an app that provides a great way to view typefaces- so that I can study them and learn from them as I'm interested in design.
I have to assume that the developers had this in mind as well. Other reviewers seemed to think this was meant for completely different reasons and have rated it harshly based on what they want it to be rather than what it was trying to be in the first place.
Compared to other iPhone apps that have similar functionality, this does it right (mostly). Being able to see the typefaces in their various weights before clicking on them for more detail is good. Waterfall view is really pretty.
I'm assuming this is limited to the fits native to iOS devices, so I'm not about to ask for more fonts.
I do, however, wish that it would give me an option to see custom text, like "fargo", for example (which are the letters that most differentiate typefaces). Being able to see a client's company name would also be nice for logo work.
It is a good viewer, though.
Wow, this app is fantastic! I'm no designer, but occasionally I like to go look at fonts for a while, or be able to quickly pull up a font I know I know but can't name off the top of my head.
I really appreciate that there's history and all the lovely info, and oh my goodness that waterfall display is gorgeous!
Now, it would be nice to have a quick way to enter your own sample text to get a feel for what a certain combination of letters will look like together, but as it is there's a perfectly acceptable (albeit slower) way and that's fine with me.
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- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Nov 05, 2010
- Version: 2.0.2
- Size: 0.8 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: 智彰 Nakano
- © 2008-2010 Tomoaki Nakano
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.