New writing font for monospace lovers...

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krastev
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:13 pm Post

I downloaded Duospace from GitHub but after I installed it my Scrivener wouldn't load at all.

I get the following error in the log:
Debug: Loading Font: "C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\iAWriterDuospace_Bold.otf"
Debug: FAILED Parsing Extra Font: "C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\iAWriterDuospace_Bold.otf"


Since then I removed the font and have no problems opening Scrivener.

I wonder if someone else encountered the same problem.
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:47 pm Post

krastev wrote:I downloaded Duospace from GitHub but after I installed it my Scrivener wouldn't load at all.

I get the following error in the log:
Debug: Loading Font: "C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\iAWriterDuospace_Bold.otf"
Debug: FAILED Parsing Extra Font: "C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\iAWriterDuospace_Bold.otf"


Since then I removed the font and have no problems opening Scrivener.

I wonder if someone else encountered the same problem.

I didn't import Duospace into Windows (I'm on Mac). There are a couple of reported issues doing so:

https://github.com/iaolo/iA-Fonts/issues/6

If you haven't, definitely try Cousine. Silverdragon linked to it in an earlier post. Love it.

Thank you Silverdragon and nontroppo. :)

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:08 pm Post

Have you ever tired to hoover a cat? If not, I dare you to try it.
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:20 pm Post

brookter wrote:Ah, sorry. I didn't realise moggie was purely BrEng -- or hoovering for that matter.

It's just my take on the 'real' term -- cat vacuuming: something unnecessary you do when you really ought to be writing.

:lol: ROFL!!!!!

A well-placed kick in the knickers for me! As you may have guessed, I'm mildly OCD exacerbated by decades of software development where the difference between an el and a capital eye, or a capital oh and a zero could be critical—and before the days when syntax highlighting or spell checking were available, either one. Though even before that, I insisted my parents buy me a typewriter for college that had a Real Numeral One key, because using lowercase el instead bothered me for no logical reason... obviously I was destined to be a programmer even then. :D

brookter wrote:Indeed. I downloaded both the fonts suggested. Duowhatsit is nice, but that 'r' seems completely out of place, and once I'd noticed that I can't unnotice it. Cousine doesn't jar in the same way. Not sure either of them are much better than Courier Prime; in any way that I can see.


My major disappointments in Courier Prime are that I can't glance at a large oval glyph and tell if it's a capital oh or a zero, or look at a dash glyph and see whether it's a hyphen or an en-dash. If not for that, Courier Prime would be my writing font, and it's definitely my send-out-for-review font unless otherwise requested. And yeah, that Duospace lowercase r is hosed.

That said, I need to stop moggie-hoovering and get some writing done. :D
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:25 pm Post

It wasn't aimed at you — it was aimed at me!

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:49 pm Post

brookter wrote:Hah!

Cat-vacuuming is quite an old term now -- I think I first came across on the old Usenet group misc.writing in the 90s but it's probably a lot older than that.


I believe the modern vernacular is now "cat-waxing" -- at least, that's what I see being used today.
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:28 am Post

I learned about the new typeface via the Macstories website. Duospace doesn't do much for me, but I like the font it was derived from, IBM's new freeware corporate typeface, IBM Plex. It's intended to be a Helvetica replacement and includes monospace and proportional serif and sans serif fonts.

As nice as Plex is, I'm sticking with my Courier Prime. It makes me feel at home.

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Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:36 pm Post

Just in case any screenwriters are reading this, you need to use a 12-point, 10-pitch mono font for screenplays. Otherwise, your page count will be off.
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