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Optimize your screen performance with Unibody
As you probably know, the computer screen consists of very tiny squares called pixels. In case you need pixel perfect typography at just 8 pts, Unibody is your friend.
We developed Unibody 8 in case you don’t want anti-aliasing from your computer. Unibody is an optimized screen font family for screen applications (like Adobe PhotoShop and those who still remember Macromedia Flash MX might also like it). It will remain aliased at a size of 8 pts, with other words it gives a crisp pixel image. We didn't force the type to do anything other than what's naturally possible with this basic 8 pixel grid. For example, the italic is upright (see sample below) to avoid broken diagonal stems. We also decided to give a width of two pixels for most of the letter spaces. Quite often this space is only one pixel, and that can force letters to melt into each other on poor monitors or at lower resolutions.
Poor screens still need good typography!