Comic Jens — no more excusesPublished • 10 Jun 2008
Found via ILT’s latest Sunday Type from fontblog.de, Comic Jens is a looser and more aesthetic alternative to Comic Sans by Jens Kutilek. With a wholesome set of 303 characters in regular and bold, all available freely under a Creative Commons license in OpenType format no one has an excuse to use Comic Sans anymore.
There are a bunch of glyphs that could be used well in mock-ups and wireframes:
Check out the cute extra glyphs:
The font also takes advantage of OpenType ligature features:
Supported languages include Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Cornish, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Malay, Manx, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Oromo, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish and Turkish.
In retrospect I have to say that when setting body copy (even for only a poster) the follow-through of the cross/strikes on the f and t come to irritate reading slightly, particularly noticeable in the bold weight.