Overpass

An interpretation of the
U.S. FHWA signage letterforms.

Designed by Delve Withrington, Dave Bailey, and Thomas Jockin
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import java.util.StringTokenizer;

public class StringTokenizerReturnTokensAsObjectsExample {

public static void main(String[] args) {

//create StringTokenizer object
StringTokenizer st = new StringTokenizer("Java StringTokenizer Example");

//iterate through tokens using hasMoreElements() method
while(st.hasMoreElements()){
  System.out.println(st.nextElement());
}

} }

Story

Overpass is a bespoke typeface designed by Delve Fonts between 2011–2019 on commission from Red Hat, Inc. with direction provided by Andy Fitzsimon, Jakub Steiner, and Ben Dubrovsky.

The design of Overpass is an interpretation of the well-known “Highway Gothic” letterforms from the Standard Alphabets for Traffic Control Devices published by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration in 1948. Starting from those specifications, critical adjustments were made to the letterforms to create an optimal presentation at smaller sizes on-screen and later for display sizes — especially in the lighter weights.

The initial design was limited to the Regular and Bold upright weights intended for use primarily in the user interfaces of the Red Hat’s various linux-based software titles and internal websites. To increase the versatility and utility of Overpass, six more weights and a monospace style were added a few years later, ranging from Extra Light to Heavy, with Italic counterparts for all eight weights.

Overpass Mono is a thoughtful, fixed-width reimagining of the Overpass proportional design. Consisting of four weights ranging from Light to Bold, each monospace weight matches the weight of their counterparts in the proportional family.

Professional programmers tested Overpass Mono during its development and careful consideration was given to the appearance and vertical position of characters commonly used in contemporary programming languages. Based on user feedback, each character is finely tuned to meet the requirements of today’s programmers.

Red Hat has generously made the Overpass family freely available to the public under the SIL Open Font License and The GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

https://github.com/RedHatBrand/Overpass

Glyphs

(There are 469 glyphs in Overpass, but we didn't want to show off too much.)

alphabet

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Additional features include: Kerning, Ligatures, Ordinals, Fractions, Numerators, Denominators, Superscript, Subscript, Localized Forms, Tabular Figures, and Slashed Zero.

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