Rod Sheeter

Korean on Google Fonts

TYPO Labs 2018 How far can we go? | Saturday, 14 April | 11:00 am | Nave | English

Google Fonts delivers free, open source, fonts to billions of pages across the web. In recent years we have improved our quality and added support for a range of languages but were never able to support Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.

Recently we have explored, validated, and shipped a CSS-only solution, leveraging unicode-range and Google’s web index data to intelligently partition fonts to minimize transfer size, number of requests, and latency and optimize cross-site caching when delivering Korean fonts. We believe our solution will also apply to Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

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Rod Sheeter

Tech Lead/Manager of Google Fonts

Rod came to fonts by accident, having been rudely disabused of the notion text was a "solved problem." Four years later it's still not solved :) As an individual contributor and now Tech Lead/Manager on Google Fonts he helped to nudge along WOFF2 and unicode-range, bring the Google Fonts collection…

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