./fonts/Inter-UI, Font for highly legible text on computer screens

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 2.5, Package name: Inter-UI-2.5, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

Interface started out in late 2016 as an experiment to build a
perfectly pixel-fitting font at a specific small size. The
idea was that by crafting a font in a particular way, with a
particular coordinate system (Units Per EM), and for a particular
target rasterization size (11), it would be possible to get the
best of both sharpness and readability.

However after a few months of using an early version of Interface,
it dawned on everyone exposed to the test that this approach had
some serious real-world problems. Most notably that it was really
hard to read longer text. Because of the pixel-aligning nature of
that approach, the font took an almost mono-spaced appearance,
making it really easy to read numbers, punctuation and very short
words, but eye-straining to read anything longer.

The project was rebooted with a different approach, sticking with
the specific UPM, but crafting glyphs and kerning in a way that
made for more variation in the rhythm and smoother vertical and
horizontal stems.

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SHA1: 3799911979ca1e46c1e299f46e9369838cd10665
RMD160: 42230e5a5d1380ff0d8ad012ca70dba4c684cd7e
Filesize: 10905.111 KB

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