Mobile Typography 3

So, as posted elsewhere, the Android platform now has its own set of fonts, created by Ascender Corp. They look pretty good from what I can tell from the PDF sampler, though only time will tell how they’ll be used. I’ve written before on the subject of mobile typography, and it’s clear that the problems with it are rarely down to the actual font - Nokia Sans is, after all, a rather pleasant face. What I’m really interested in is if the Open Handset Alliance will create a strict set of UI guidelines, with a grid, and whether any of the manufacturers will adhere to them.

So here’s the sampler from the PDF, without the hideous distracting colours (the fact that they were displayed thus doesn’t bode well to my mind):