Fleurons in Google webfonts?

chrisburton's picture

Does anyone know if Google offers any type of ornaments such as fleurons in their library? I haven't been able to find any.

Té Rowan's picture

I haven't noticed any, but there are several in the Internet's sargasso:
S.G. Moye's "Fleurons", for one; this I believe to be at least gratis if not libre.

George Douros has, IIRC, made several libre symbol fonts. Note to self: Get the hfil around to document them.

chrisburton's picture

Thanks. Unfortunately, a competition I was going to submit to requires GWF only and no use of images. Perhaps in the future.

Té Rowan's picture

/me slaps self on forehead... "D'OH!" (I'd listed the Douros fonts already...)

abattis's picture

What competition is that?? :)

The GF subsetting process cuts out all that kind of thing even if its in the original fonts, sadly.

hrant's picture

Yeah, what Dave asked.

hhp

chrisburton's picture

Hey, guys. Sorry for the late reply.

It was a competition for typesetting a poem. It was something really small and ridiculous. It was mostly web developers taking part.

Thanks for the info, Dave.

gezegen's picture

Dave said*:
"The GF subsetting process cuts out all that kind of thing even if its in the original fonts, sadly."

Would this still apply even for an, say, ornamental font? In which case we would need such an ornament font, and I don't think you are interested in commissioning such pi/ornament fonts since Google wants and aims to make the web more "readable" than nicer. After all , an aldus leaf means for Google's crawling nothing, right?

* Such a f*cking forum style! The year is 2013, the forum is all about typography, the theme is readability, but there is not even a simple quoting mechanism and one still must expressively quote like "Jonny said:"!

Karl Stange's picture

there is not even a simple quoting mechanism

You can use the HTML blockquote tags, as demonstrated above.

abattis's picture

Would this still apply even for an, say, ornamental font? In which case we would need such an ornament font, and I don't think you are interested in commissioning such pi/ornament fonts since Google wants and aims to make the web more "readable" than nicer. After all , an aldus leaf means for Google's crawling nothing, right?

Yes, the same problem applies to Unicode-compliant ornamental fonts, because they subsetting will cut out the glyphs that are not in the latin/latin-ext ranges.

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