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Definitely anything by Logitech.
Solid build, super comfortable to use, compact, ergonomic (it just feels like my hand was made to fit the mouse), stylish even — they have some versions that have fun graphics. SUPER affordable. I have been using the M525 mouse for like 4 years. Love this way better than any Apple mouse. It uses a USB sync and the batteries last forever. I actually use rechargeable AAs in mine. Maybe I have to change them 2x a year, seriously!
But it is just the most comfortable mouse to use and I have used them all. It has two clicks a left and right and a scroll wheel. So what if it doesnt have all the touch gestures — I have a separate Apple trackpad if I want gestures. I sometimes use them both at the same time, since the trackpad is a Bluetooth connection and the mouse a USB sync they dont interfere.
I mostly do UI and visual design and felt the Apple mouse with all of its gestures and scrolling felt just fragile to use. When I want to draw I use the trackpad or my Wacom tablet but when I need precise and responsive mouse work i am using my Logitech.
Hope that helps.
This is great!
Also Sketch and Illustrator are both vector based so it is a very logical comparison. Both programs have similar tools (pen, rectangle, rounded corner rectangle tools), and similar boolean operations as well.
I am starting to use Sketch and I do love it. However, I have run into some really nasty bugs when doing Boolean ops and also it tends to get really slow and hangs on me.
I love the way Sketch has multiple export options and the way it integrates with InVision.
Needless to say I am not unlearning neither Photoshop nor Illustrator anytime soon but I will continue to increase my skillset in Sketch as well. Hope it keeps getting better.
Treehouse is a great resource. Up to date, organized and affordable.
And Font Shop has an amazing list of Non-Western fonts to choose from as well.
And this response from Liz at Typekit was helpful also:
— Hi Francesco,
Thanks for your email; I am glad to hear that you liked the new Source Han Sans font family! There are a few other fonts for desktop use in Typekit that support these languages: https://typekit.com/account/synced_fonts/non_latin
(We are in the process of revising the font browsing so that these can be searched by language, but for now they are only available for the Non-Latin fonts page.)
All are available for desktop sync on the Typekit Portfolio plan or higher subscription levels. If you are new to Typekit Desktop, this help page explains how it works: http://help.typekit.com/customer/portal/articles/1145956
I hope that this helps; let me know if you have any other questions. Best, -- liz
Google's Noto family also supports Asian Character sets.
I actually answered my own question after doing lots of research and staying alert to current font developments.
This article on Typekit's blog pretty much provided me with all of my answers. If you havent read it yet and are looking for answers to the above question, it is a lifesaver.
Not to mention Typekit has other typefaces and fonts on their website that support Asian character sets.
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