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Greatest happiness

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Thus they cautiously limit pleasure only to those appetites to which Nature leads us

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Thus, upon an inquiry into the whole matter, they reckon that all our actions, and even all our virtues, terminate in pleasure, as in our chief end and greatest happiness; and they call every motion or state, either of body or mind, in which Nature teaches us to delight, a pleasure. Thus they cautiously limit pleasure only to those appetites to which Nature leads us; for they say that Nature leads us only to those delights to which reason, as well as sense, carries us, and by which we neither injure any other person nor lose the possession of greater pleasures, and of such as draw no troubles after them. But they look upon those delights which men by a foolish, though common, mistake call pleasure, as if they could change as easily the nature of things as the use of words, as things that greatly obstruct their real happiness, instead of advancing it, because they so entirely possess the minds of those that are once captivated by them with a false notion of pleasure that there is no room left for pleasures of a truer or purer kind.

Aanaar

This typeface comes from a self initiated project which aims to contribute to keep a group of minority languages alive through solving issues in the education environment, called Sápmi.

This re-thought edition takes the name of Aanaar and joins our library with a bigger character set and two new weights which complete the typeface providing a big typographic palette as well as adding stylistic two-story a and g for more advanced readers as well as to enable the type-face to be used in other environments.

The typeface was originally designed for children's text books. Analysing kid's typeface design, we identified some important problems and solved them within the boundaries we had. The main concern in a typeface which will be used by chil- dren is letter recognition, as they have not yet fully develop their reading skills. For example, letters like “a” and “g” share a very similar struc- ture in this particular kind of typefaces, where the only distinctive part is the descender of the “g”.

Analysing kid's typeface design, we identified some important problems and solved them

It is known that the lower part of the letter is the less important feature when reading, therefore we decided to make a clear distinction between them by having an “a” with a spur on the top right. This also helped distinguishing “a” and “o”. Children typefaces usually have one story “a”, making “a” usually too close to “o”. Additionally we moved the joint in “a” upwards and narrowed very slightly the “a” to make sure they cannot be mistaken.

More generally, the x-height is fairly tall and the typeface has a bit of movement which give it a good rhythm helping moving along nicely when reading. Aanaar consists of 5 weights (Light, Regular, Medium, Bold and Black) plus two Italics (Light Italic and Italic).

Language and features support

  • Latin
  • Standard ligatures
  • Discretionary ligatures
  • Localised forms
  • Small Caps
  • Small caps from caps
  • Cap spacing
  • Case sensitive forms
  • Ordinals
  • Superiors
  • Inferiors
  • Numerators
  • Denominators
  • Fractions
  • Lining figures
  • Old style figures
  • Tabular figures
  • Old style tabular figures
  • Arrows
  • Educational symbols
  • Two-story glyphs
  • Latin
    Latin
  • Standard ligatures
    Standard ligatures
  • Discretionary ligatures
    Discretionary ligatures
  • Localised forms
    Localised forms
  • Small Caps
    Small Caps
  • Small caps from caps
    Small caps from caps
  • Cap spacing
    Cap spacing
  • Case sensitive forms
    Case sensitive forms
  • Ordinals
    Ordinals
  • Superiors
    Superiors
  • Inferiors
    Inferiors
  • Numerators
    Numerators
  • Denominators
    Denominators
  • Fractions
    Fractions
  • Lining figures
    Lining figures
  • Old style figures
    Old style figures
  • Tabular figures
    Tabular figures
  • Old style tabular figures
    Old style tabular figures
  • Arrows
    Arrows
  • Educational symbols
    Educational symbols
  • Two-story glyphs
    Two-story glyphs