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Sample text for proofing typefaces

Below you’ll find sample text that I use to test my fonts. I’ve included an ever-growing selection of character and symbol combinations to check your kerning, collisions and overall tone. Copy and paste into your desired testing program (I use Illustrator) and give your characters a good twice over.

Published on 30th Jan, 2023
Author Laura Eddy
Sample text for proofing typefaces

Proofing my 'Sticky' font.

Word list

aaron abduct accidental adjacent afghan after aint anaheim and anybody although allotted ambidextrous amend announced aqua arrangement ask aspin ate attitude authorised avery award axolotl baby baghdad banana batty beeped bent billow bizarre blood bottle bowwow boyfriend bubbly buzzing byproduct bystander byzantine cappuccino cattle cent cicero coccyx cooked copyright coyote croquet cumbersome cycle cylinder czech dabble daddy day divide don’t dr during dyke each ebb eek elephant emblem ensnare epiphany esquire etching equine farming feared filler fizzy fabric farming feared filler finger fjord fluid foggy foxxy frontal fungal gaggle geared gnome grubby happened happiness hazy hellish high hope hungry hyphen icy i’m impossible intolerant it’s i’ve jazzy jagged jenga jill joint just kangaroo kettle kitchen knack koala kooky laboratory landing left letter likely lilac little loco lolly lover’s luna luxurious lying master matter metres miss moonlight morph mr mrs ms mummy muster nasal neanderthal necessarily nine nonsense noon numb oar obfuscate occult oddly often ogre okay omission ozone parallel pear picnic pneumonic poppy porous pygmy quantum queen quince quota radii rafferty rattle reassure resist retiree rice roommate running sassafras savvy scent scuttle seismic shining shook sieve sister skink slump snide soup spire stay subject sultana svelte swiftly tallied tattooed taxed tension the theatre title totally trekked tsunami tutor tying udder ugly ulcer umbrella under usurp utterly vacuum variable vent vivid void vulnerable vying waffle wally warranted water weather whale wince withheld worry wurst wysiwyg wyvern xenon xmas yak yeah yip you’re yuck zac zeal zigzag zing zodiac zoo

Change the casing here: convertcase.net →

Why no quick brown fox?

Here is a great article on why pangrams aren't the best for proofing typefaces: typography.com/blog/text-for-proofing-fonts. I find a dedicated word list covers more real world combinations and looks more natural.


Numbers and fractions

$1 $2 $3 $4 $5 $6 $7 $8 $9 $0
£1 £2 £3 £4 £5 £6 £7 £8 £9 £0
€1 €2 €3 €4 €5 €6 €7 €8 €9 €0
฿1 ฿2 ฿3 ฿4 ฿5 ฿6 ฿7 ฿8 ฿9 ฿0
1¢ 2¢ 3¢ 4¢ 5¢ 6¢ 7¢ 8¢ 9¢ 0¢
1/2 2/3 4/5 6/7 8/9

111 222 333 444 555 666 777 888 999 000
1¹ 1² 1³ 2¹ 2² 2³ 3¹ 3² 3³ 4¹ 4² 4³ 5¹ 5² 5³ 6¹ 6² 6³ 7¹ 7² 7³ 8¹ 8² 8³ 9¹ 9² 9³
1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10%
⅕ ¼ ⅓ ½ ⅔ ¾

  • 123g butter, softened

  • 456g (1 ½ cups) icing sugar

  • 78ml (¼ cup) gin

  • 9 tbsp tonic water

  • 10 tsp finely grated lemon rind

  • 1 ¾ x 987g madeira cakes

  • 1 ⅓ x 654g packets white chocolate melts

  • 1 ⅔ cup desiccated coconut

  • 1 ⅕ cup milk


Symbols

{{curly}} (parenthesis) [square] #hash asterix* colon: semicolon; tilde~ exclamation! question? interrobang‽ caret^ degrees° <great&less> pipe|pipe
‘singlequote’ 'straightquotes' “doublequotes” "doublestraight"
person_name@email.com
©copyright ­registered® trademarked™


Kerning pairs

Av Aw Ay Az Fa Fe Fi Fo Fu Kv Kw Ky Pa Pe Po Ta Te Ti To Tr Ts Tu Ty Va Ve Vo Vr Vu Vy Wa We Wr Wv Wy

AC AT AVA AWA AYA AV AW AY AZ CT CYC FA FE FO KV KW KY LO LV LY NG OD PA PA PE PO TA TA TE TI TO TR TS TU TY UA VA VA VE VO VR VU VY WA WO WA WE WR WV WY YS


Punctuation

A… A. A: A, A; A! A?
B… B. B: B, B; B! B?
C… C. C: C, C; C! C?
D… D. D: D, D; D! D?
E… E. E: E, E; E! E?
F… F. F: F, F; F! F?
G… G. G: G, G; G! G?
H… H. H: H, H; H! H?
I… I. I: I, I; I! I?
J… J. J: J, J; J! J?
K… K. K: K, K; K! K?
L… L. L: L, L; L! L?
M… M. M: M, M; M! M?
N… N. N: N, N; N! N?
O… O. O: O, O; O! O?
P… P. P: P, P; P! P?
Q… Q. Q: Q, Q; Q! Q?
R… R. R: R, R; R! R?
S… S. S: S, S; S! S?
T… T. T: T, T; T! T?
U… U. U: U, U; U! U?
V… V. V: V, V; V! V?
W… W. W: W, W; W! W?
X… X. X: X, X; X! X?
Y… Y. Y: Y, Y; Y! Y?
Z… Z. Z: Z, Z; Z! Z?

a… a. a: a, a; a! a?
b… b. b: b, b; b! b?
c… c. c: c, c; c! c?
d… d. d: d, d; d! d?
e… e. e: e, e; e! e?
f… f. f: f, f; f! f?
g… g. g: g, g; g! g?
h… h. h: h, h; h! h?
i… i. i: i, i; i! i?
j… j. j: j, j; j! j?
k… k. k: k, k; k! k?
l… l. l: l, l; l! l?
m… m. m: m, m; m! m?
n… n. n: n, n; n! n?
o… o. o: o, o; o! o?
p… p. p: p, p; p! p?
q… q. q: q, q; q! q?
r… r. r: r, r; r! r?
s… s. s: s, s; s! s?
t… t. t: t, t; t! t?
u… u. u: u, u; u! u?
v… v. v: v, v; v! v?
w… w. w: w, w; w! w?
x… x. x: x, x; x! x?
y… y. y: y, y; y! y?
z… z. z: z, z; z! z?


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