Web dev


Nina is a beautiful condensed font from Microsoft, made by Matthew Carter. I discovered it by accident today and it seems that it’s coming with VisualStudio 2005 installation - Pro version, not with free Express editions. Since this font is used on Windows Mobile, it’s probably installed with VS2005 to be used inside its PocketPC emulators.

While the font itself warrants this entry, what really made my day is lucid sample posted on MS Typography site. Instead of generic Lorem Ipsum text, Microsoft people wrote short funny history of how Nina came to be. And then set each paragraph with different font size. Brilliant.