The fonts include the alphabet, numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters, symbols, and punctuation. These are used for the chart values and the labels. As you can see in the table above, FF Chartwell comes with 48 different fonts, from basic numbers to punctuation.
FF Chartwell is still in development. The developers have a working demo, and the end goal is to create charts that change to match their value and are fully scalable. This is not a preview of the next version of Chartwell, as there are some issues that need to be addressed before the fonts are fully ready.
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It's important to have these issues addressed, because it means that the final release will have charts that work and not fail in browsers. It also means that the fonts will be a lot more robust. Of course, it is also worth noting that it is still in development so it's not guaranteed that all of the issues will be completely fixed in the next version of Chartwell.
As you can see from the chart above, the fonts are well balanced, and the method in which they are placed allows for a wide range of values. There are some fonts that have a wider range in a smaller space, some fonts that have a greater range in a larger space, and some fonts that do both. As well as the charts, all of the fonts also have the complete range of numbers from 0-9, a feature that is useful for those who like to use the stylistic set.
I don't know if there is a problem with the fonts I am using, or something else, but I tried changing the vertical axis to a horizontal one, to see if that would resolve the issue, and that didn't work.
If you’re interested in a font that does more than just make charts, I suggest you check out the other fonts in Chartwell. I also highly recommend getting a free copy of Chartwell from Travis. You can find it on his personal blog.
Here’s a chart created with Chartwell that uses Typekit fonts to display the logo and the title, with the data below the chart. The fonts are set as the body, and the numbers are set as the chart content.
Since it’s a font, it’s possible to import as many of them into a project as you want. You can also create custom sizes by choosing between a number of options. InDesign even has special symbols like “$” that will be converted to a chart automatically for you, if desired.
There is a particular font in this family called Chartwell Bars that has a distinct advantage over the others in the family and that is that, when utilising the stylistic set, the font can represent whole values between 1-1000, whereas all other fonts in the family will represent only whole values between 1-100. 827ec27edc