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Pier Sans

Pier
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Pier is a modern and structured Grotesk with interesting details that give this font a unique personality ● The idea was to create a slightly off geometric font that would look as good big or very small ▲ It was designed to fit your everyday designs and text needs.

Credits & details

Styles 10 Styles with 351 Glyphs each
Including Italics
Designer
Latest Update June 2016
Version 2.10
Available Formats OTF, TTF, WOFF, WOFF2, EOT

Supported languages

Afrikaans
Basque
Breton
Catalan
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Estonian
Finnish
French
Gaelic
German
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Latvian
Lituanian
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Saami
Serbian
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Turkish
(and more)
Styles
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  • Light 300
    Regular 400
    Medium 500
    Bold 700
    Black 900
  • Light Italic 300
    Italic 400
    Medium Italic 500
    Bold Italic 700
    Black Italic 900
Regular

Until the mid-19th century, vessel speed at sea was measured using a chip log. This consisted of a wooden panel, attached by line to a reel, and weighted on one edge to float perpendicularly to the water surface and thus present substantial resistance to the water moving around it. The chip log was cast over the stern of the moving vessel and the line allowed to pay out. Knots tied at a distance of 47 feet 3 inches from each other, passed through a sailor's fingers, while another sailor used a 30-second sand-glass (28-second sand-glass is the currently accepted timing) to time the operation. The knot count would be reported and used in the sailing master's dead reckoning and navigation. This method gives a value for the knot of 20.25 in/s, or 1.85166 km/h. The difference from the modern definition is less than 0.02%. Although the unit knot does not fit within the SI system, its retention for nautical and aviation use is important because the length of a nautical mile, upon which the knot is based, is closely related to the longitude/latitude geographic coordinate system. As a result, nautical miles and knots are convenient units to use when navigating an aircraft or ship. Standard nautical charts are on the Mercator projection and the horizontal (East–West) scale varies with latitude. On a chart of the North Atlantic, the scale varies by a factor of two from Florida to Greenland. A single graphic scale, of the sort on many maps, would therefore be useless on such a chart. Since the length of a nautical mile, for practical purposes, is equivalent to about a minute of latitude, a distance in nautical miles on a chart can easily be measured by using dividers and the latitude scales on the sides of the chart. Recent British Admiralty charts have a latitude scale down the middle to make this even easier.

Light

The speeds of vessels relative to the fluids in which they travel are measured in knots. For consistency, the speeds of navigational fluids are also measured in knots. Thus, speed over the ground and rate of progress towards a distant point are also given in knots.

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