Riga Screen has been designed for exceptional readability on computer monitors. It is slightly lighter and wider than it’s ancestor Riga to provide better legibility at small sizes. It’s primarily intended for writing and reading on screen, for example on websites, apps, ebooks, or inside office applications. Comparatively narrow proportions make Riga particularly suitable for responsive designs, where narrow columns (for example on smartphones) occur. Riga has been carefully ClearType hinted to ensure optimal on-screen performance in all browsers and applications. Since Mac OS ignores font hinting completely, Riga Screen is slightly ligher to gain a more balanced image of text on Apple devices.
Riga (top) and Riga Screen (below) by comparison. Riga Screen is slightly lighter and wider than Riga to provide better legibility at small sizes. Complex letter forms as the lowercase g has been simplified.
Screen rendering of Riga Screen on Windows (left) and Macintosh (right).
Verdana (top), Lucida Grande (middle) and Riga Screen (bottom) by comparison.