👓 The world’s first code-free sparkline typeface | After the flood

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Displaying charts in text without having to use code

Data can be hard to grasp however visualising it can make comprehension faster. Sparklines (tiny charts in text, like this: 123{10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100}789) are a useful tool, but creating them for the web has always required code and using them in word documents was previously impossible.

Sparks, now in its second release, is a family of 15 fonts (three variants in five weights each) that allows for the easy combination of text and visual data by removing the need for any technical know-how. By installing the Spark font you can use them immediately without the need for custom code.

An Edward Tufte-inspired LaTeX class for producing handouts, papers, and books

Bookmarked Tufte-LaTeX (tufte-latex.github.io)
A Tufte-inspired LaTeX class for producing handouts, papers, and books

One of those times that I love to hate: when you’re doing some good writing work, but then get sidetracked when you find an Edward Tufte template in \LaTeX for a book.

Typesetting geekery gets me every time.