Fedora 13 Update: google-lato-fonts-1.011-1.fc13

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-01-18 20:51:43

Name        : google-lato-fonts
Product     : Fedora 13
Version     : 1.011
Release     : 1.fc13
URL         : http://code.google.com/webfonts/family?family=Lato
Summary     : A sanserif typeface family
Description :
Lato is a sanserif typeface family designed in the Summer 2010 by Warsaw-based
designer Łukasz Dziedzic ("Lato" means "Summer" in Polish). In December 2010 the
Lato family was published under the open-source Open Font License by his foundry
tyPoland, with support from Google.

When working on Lato, Łukasz tried to carefully balance some potentially
conflicting priorities. He wanted to create a typeface that would seem quite
"transparent" when used in body text but would display some original treats when
used in larger sizes. He used classical proportions (particularly visible in the
uppercase) to give the letterforms familiar harmony and elegance. At the same
time, he created a sleek sanserif look, which makes evident the fact that Lato
was designed in 2010 - even though it does not follow any current trend.

The semi-rounded details of the letters give Lato a feeling of warmth, while the
strong structure provides stability and seriousness. "Male and female, serious
but friendly. With the feeling of the Summer," says Łukasz.

Lato consists of five weights (plus corresponding italics), including a
beautiful hairline style. The first release only includes the Western character
set, but pan-European Latin, Cyrillic and Greek extensions, as well as small
caps and other typographic niceties are expected in 2011.


  [ 1 ] Bug #668639 - Review Request: google-lato-fonts - A sanserif typeface family

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