About Domine

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License: SIL Open Font License, 1.1

From the very first steps in the design process 'Domine' was designed, tested and optimized for body text on the web. It shines at 14 and 16 px. And can even be used as small as 11, 12 or 13px.

Harmless to the eyes when reading long texts.

Domine is a perfect choice for newspapers or magazines websites, where text is the main focus.

It's is friendly in appearance because it combines the classic elements of familiar typefaces that have been in use from more than 100 years like Clarendon, Century, Cheltenham and Clearface.

  • The rounded letters (b, c, d, e, o, p, q) are a bit squarish on the inside. This feature opens up the counters for better rendering and also make it look a bit more up-to-date than the classic typefaces previously referenced.
  • The serifs are a bit shorter than usual. Another feature that improves the rendering by allowing more "air" between each letter pair.
  • The joins of the stems to the branches in letters like h, m, n are deep enough to prevent dark spots, also improving legibility at small sizes.
  • The friendly lowercase 'a', with the curve starting from the bottom of the stem, is reminiscent of Cheltenham and Clearface. That soft curve is also echoed in the curves of the f, j, n, m and r.
  • The spacing is also optimized for body text on the web, clearly more open than that of typefaces made for print or for headlines.

Join the project at www.impallari.com/projects/overview/domine.

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Use on the Web

The Domine webfont is available for use on the web via the Google Fonts API.

1. Add this code to your website:

<link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Domine' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

Instructions: To embed this font into your web page, copy this code into the <head> of your HTML document.

2. Integrate the font into your CSS:

font-family: 'Domine', Arial, sans-serif;

Instructions: Add the font name to your CSS selector just as you'd do normally with any other font.

Use in Desktop Software

The Domine font has been extracted from the Google Fonts API for use in desktop software.

1. Download the font file in your desired style:

Download TTF
Domine-700.ttf
Download TTF
Domine-Regular.ttf
Note: As these fonts come directly from the Google servers, they will need to be renamed.

2. Install to your computer

  • For Windows 10/8/7/Vista
    Right-click the font file then click the "Install" menu option.

  • For Mac OS xx 10.3 or above
    Double-click the font file then click the "Install Font" button at the bottom of the preview.