Senior Type Designer.
Hidden for most users of Cambria, the Cambria Math font has a very wide range of math symbols and letter forms for use as symbols. The complete set contains the equivalent of several additional typefaces.
Indic scripts make use of marks above, below and next to consonant base glyphs to indicate vowels and other sound modifications. A design proof of Noto Sans Gurmukhi with mark-ups shows the care being taken to balance size, weight and position of these marks.
The design of a typeface for the Sinhala language of Sri Lanka is all about drawing curves. Noto Serif Sinhala is a weight and width multiple master. Shown are the variants Thin, Condensed Light, SemiCondensed SemiBold and Black.
Jelle Bosma is a Senior Type Designer for Monotype. He joined the company in 1992 as the leader of the TrueType team, and since then, his role has evolved and influenced many aspects of the ever-changing type landscape.
He developed tools to edit TrueType outlines and font tables; he designed the Latin component of the Cambria typeface following Microsoft’s introduction of ClearType; he led the development of Nokia’s corporate font set; and he’s worked to ensure the proper performance of fonts appearing on e-reader devices. More recently, Jelle has been involved with the Google Noto project, where he designed a regular and bold weight for the nine main scripts of India and the Sinhala script of Sri Lanka for Noto Sans. He then extended those families to cover a range of weights from Thin to Black and widths from Extra Condensed to Normal, which is something that nobody had previously accomplished. Prior to his time at Monotype, Jelle worked for Scangraphic, a manufacturer of typesetting systems, where he maintained quality control. He studied graphic and typographic design at the KABK The Hague, where he designed WTC Cursivium in his final year of study.
A typeface five years in the making, Google Noto spans more than 100 writing systems, 800 languages, and hundreds of thousands of characters. A collaborative effort between Google and Monotype, the Noto typeface is a truly universal method of communication for billions of people around the world accessing digital content.