New typeface?

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Joey Day | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 29 2018 1:34 PM

I'm a typography nerd so the new typeface was the first thing I noticed about Logos 8. At first I didn't like it but it's kind of growing on me. I've poked around and been unable to figure out which typeface it is? I really loved Skolar, so I'm also curious if there's any official PR statement about why it was changed?

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 1:39 PM

I believe it's called Sirba

https://www.type-together.com/sirba-font

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 1:40 PM

Richard is right. The font family is called Sirba.

I don't believe there is any official statement I can point you to. But, I can say it was part of the overall refresh given to the look/feel of Logos. It has a lot going for it including excellent support for high DPI rendering. In house Greek users really enjoyed its handling of Greek text as well.

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:04 PM

It grew on me too. I hated it when I first started using it, but after a lot of use, I love it.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 3:24 PM

Joey Day:

I'm a typography nerd so the new typeface was the first thing I noticed about Logos 8. At first I didn't like it but it's kind of growing on me. I've poked around and been unable to figure out which typeface it is? I really loved Skolar, so I'm also curious if there's any official PR statement about why it was changed?

If you don't like it, the L7 font (Skolar) is still available in Program Settings.

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 4:01 PM

I remember disliking the Logos 4 font compared to Logos Libronix 3. Now I am used to the font and find the old Libronix font a bit rough. I did change the Greek font, however.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 4:21 PM

The Sirba font strikes me as open, sturdy, free, confident and warm. Very readable without being distracting.  I like it a lot.  

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 7:47 PM

GaoLu:

The Sirba font strikes me as open, sturdy, free, confident and warm. Very readable without being distracting.  I like it a lot.  

Glad you like it! It's especially nice on high-DPI displays like most phones, tablets, and 4K monitors.

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 7:48 PM

Joey Day:
At first I didn't like it but it's kind of growing on me.

That was my experience, and many others’ as well.

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 8:25 PM

GaoLu:

The Sirba font strikes me as open, sturdy, free, confident and warm. Very readable without being distracting.  I like it a lot.  

Agreed!! 

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John Goodman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 1:44 AM

I use Open Sans and SBL Biblit for the Greek and Hebrew. Loose spacing. I love the customisability!

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Beckon&Muse | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 8 2019 2:17 PM

Is this the same font used in the latest ios version of Logos? I just noticed today that it's no longer Skolar.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 8 2019 3:34 PM

I'm not sure if it is used in mobile device apps, If you don't get an answer here, ask in the Mobile Device forum.

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Bradley Grainger (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 11 2019 10:15 PM

Yes, the Logos 8 apps on mobile use the same font as the desktop (i.e., Sirba).

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