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The magic of opsz

    • Head 1

    • Head 2

    • Head 3

    H1
    • wght 400
    • opsz 12
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000
    H2
    • wght 400
    • opsz 12
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000
    H3
    • wght 400
    • opsz 12
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000
    • Head 1

    • Head 2

    • Head 3

    H1
    • wght 400
    • opsz 60
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000
    H2
    • wght 400
    • opsz 42
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000
    H3
    • wght 400
    • opsz 26
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000

Optical size in headings

Before digital typography, typeface families consisted of a font for each size. By the the mid-1990s, PostScript had introduced the concept that any font could scale to any size and resolution. A font format with an optical-size axis defined, as OpenType has, gives typographers the ability to trust typeface designers again and to reinvest in responsive typography with much better tools.

    • Teachout volunteered at Occupy Wall Street, where she encouraged the movement to focus on the importance of decentralized power, citing the ideas of James Madison, and worked

    • King Francis I of France was impelled by French merchants and financiers from Lyon and Rouen who were seeking new trade routes, so he asked Verrazzano in 1523 to make plans to explore an are between Florida

    • King Francis I of France was impelled by French merchants and financiers from Lyon and Rouen who were seeking new trade routes, so he asked Verrazzano in 1523 to make plans to explore an are between Florida and Terranova, the “New Found Land”, with the goal of finding a sea route the Pacific

    • Teachout volunteered at Occupy Wall Street, where she encouraged the movement to focus on the importance of decentralized power, citing the ideas of James Madison, and worked to educate activists in corporate law and policy.

    16px
    • wght 400
    • opsz 12
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000
    14px
    • wght 400
    • opsz 12
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000
    12px
    • wght 400
    • opsz 12
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000
    9px
    • wght 400
    • opsz 12
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000
    • Teachout volunteered at Occupy Wall Street, where she encouraged the movement to focus on the importance of decentralized power, citing the ideas of James Madison, and worked

    • King Francis I of France was impelled by French merchants and financiers from Lyon and Rouen who were seeking new trade routes, so he asked Verrazzano in 1523 to make plans to explore an are between Florida

    • King Francis I of France was impelled by French merchants and financiers from Lyon and Rouen who were seeking new trade routes, so he asked Verrazzano in 1523 to make plans to explore an are between Florida and Terranova, the “New Found Land”, with the goal of finding a sea route the Pacific

    • Teachout volunteered at Occupy Wall Street, where she encouraged the movement to focus on the importance of decentralized power, citing the ideas of James Madison, and worked to educate activists in corporate law and policy.

    16px
    • wght 400
    • opsz 16
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000
    14px
    • wght 400
    • opsz 14
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000
    12px
    • wght 400
    • opsz 12
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000
    9px
    • wght 400
    • opsz 9
    • PWGT 88
    • wdth 116
    • PWDT 402
    • GRAD 88
    • XOPQ 88
    • XTRA 402
    • YOPQ 50
    • YTUC 750
    • YTLC 500
    • YTAS 750
    • YTDE 250
    • YTSE 18
    • YTRA 1000
    • XTCH 1000
    • YTCH 1000

Optical size in body text

Before digital typography, typeface families consisted of a font for each size. By the the mid-1990s, PostScript had introduced the concept that any font could scale to any size and resolution. A font format with an optical-size axis defined, as OpenType has, gives typographers the ability to trust typeface designers again and to reinvest in responsive typography with much better tools.

  1. Add above 12-24 pt faux logo a. Didot vs sans 12-point masters for all sizes b. Didot vs sans optical size master for each size.

  2. Making 1+2+3 responsive using opsz as portal changes sizes.

B. Applications

  1. Adobe Illustrator

  2. Apple TextEdit

  3. Google web designer