The package of IBM’s new typeface, IBM Plex, and accompanying typography code.
Warning: IBM Type is still in development and being carefully implemented in real cases where we can look for any difficulties. Look out for a stable v1.0.0 release in the near future.
IBM Type Sketch File
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The IBM Type code provides rendering and kerning that best reflects IBM Plex. The editorial and product style sets also take care of:
- Line height
- Line length
- Bottom margin
How to Use
At the moment, installation requires Node.js and npm. This will change by v1.0.0 when a CDN become available.
To install, run
npm install @ibm/type
If you want to use the compiled css, reference the file in the css folder:
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="node_modules/@ibm/type/css/ibm-type.min.css">
||Container div to apply IBM Plex Sans to all type by default|
||Switch a text node and children to IBM Plex Mono|
||Switch a text node and children to IBM Plex Serif|
||Use the light weight of either IBM Plex Sans or IBM Plex Serif|
||Use the semibold weight of either IBM Plex Sans or IBM Plex Serif|
||Use the italic style of either IBM Plex Sans or IBM Plex Serif|
||Use the sizing and weight of a style prescribed for editorial experiences|
||Use the sizing and weight of a style prescribed for product experiences|
Finally, each font file (~40kb) has been split into four separate files (~10kb). If your webpage does not use any unicodes from one of the four split files, the user’s device will not have to download the split file.