Often the best way to interact with a product is using a screen. Computers and mobile phones have long used screens as their primary means of communicating information to the user. As Internet of Things (IoT) products move from the early adopter phase to the mainstream, many of them will incorporate displays to ease configuration by customers, provide additional features, and reduce support costs. To render a modern user interface, scalable fonts are invaluable. They provide users with crisp, readable text at the optimal size, and product designers with the ability to imbue the product with brand character through typography.
While rendering text well is still challenging, particularly on inexpensive hardware, Monotype and Moddable are now offering technology that makes it easier to deliver high-quality scalable fonts to embedded devices without the need for time-consuming integration efforts. By joining forces, we provide designers with the flexibility to use text creatively without burdening embedded software engineers with a myriad of new text challenges including rendering, measuring, internationalization, layout, performance, caching and memory use.