Data Visualizations presents an opportunity to go beyond presenting data in a boring Excel Sheet to presenting data in a more creative format. There are a number of tools available online for people to create their own visualizations, we previously shared 10 awesome Data Visualization tools. With a font called FF Chartwell, you can now create graphs, pie charts, etc. just by typing a few numbers!
FF Chartwell makes the process of creating data visualization as easy as pie. It is a font that looks similar to compressed Trade Gothic and has a basic set of numbers and letters you can use with the ligatures turned off. A ligature is a character made by combining two individual characters. You need to type in the numeric values in the format of a formula; each value separated by a plus sign. Once this formula is typed, the visualization is created! It’s that simple. There are seven types of FF Chartwell fonts, each font producing a particular visualization. Each number can be colour coded and it is reflected on the visualization. On typing a number above 100, a new chart is created automatically, further simplifying the process. Here’s a detailed instruction video on how to use the font:
FF Chartwell uses OpenType ligatures to convert the numbers into graphical visualizations without loosing the original text. The data can be modified and edited easily. The FF Chartwell typefaces have been released through the Font Font foundry and you can buy them online.