New writing font for monospace lovers...

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Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:21 am Post

JimRac wrote:
Does anyone know how to obtain the VTScreenplay fonts?


Remington B is available as a free download on many font sites.

The Vintage Type Foundry was a one man shop run by Mark Alan Thomas. His web site is here: http://www.markalanthomas.com/

You can send him a message via the page, and ask him if he still sells the fonts.
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:15 am Post

Silverdragon wrote:My current monospaced love is Cousine, available free at Font Squirrel (https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/cousine), my usual free font fix site. The really cool thing about the font, aside from the facts that it's free, and it lines up at 10 chrs/in in 12 pt, and 12 chrs/in in 10 pt. exactly


While I don't use a monospace font for writing, thank you so much for this post! I am a software guy by day and I'm very excited about giving this a try. It looks great!

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Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:11 pm Post

popcornflix wrote:
JimRac wrote:
Does anyone know how to obtain the VTScreenplay fonts?


Remington B is available as a free download on many font sites.

The Vintage Type Foundry was a one man shop run by Mark Alan Thomas. His web site is here: http://www.markalanthomas.com/

You can send him a message via the page, and ask him if he still sells the fonts.

Thank you for that! I'll follow-up with him.

I did see Remington B floating around, but it doesn't support italics. Do you know if the other VTScreenplay fonts do?
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:26 pm Post

I don't think they have a separate italics font.
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Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:20 am Post

I'm sure Silverdragon's monospace purism will not be satiated, but iaWriter have released a new font which takes the Duospace concept even further into the proportional font space. They still keep the wider overall spaces typical of a monospace font, but more characters get proportional width adjustments.

Anyway, for font nerds the details of the design are interesting nevertheless, and the fonts are all free to use! They are using new OTF technology called variable fonts (infinite number of weights rather than fixed) and they've also added lots of tweaks for CJK users and even some ancient greek!

https://ia.net/writer/blog/a-typographic-christmas

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Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:42 am Post

Adding to the growing list of variable fonts with monospace sensibilities, Recursive by arrow type varies across 3+2 axes, including sans-monospace and strict-causal.

https://recursive.design/github repo

There are still some platform issues for handling variable fonts, so they make static versions available, which works wonderfully in code editors. I haven't yet tried to see how Scrivener handles the variable font, but there are some outstanding bugs in macOS handling of slant IINM...

Another free and high quality monospace was also recently released by coding IDE company Jetbrains:

https://www.jetbrains.com/lp/mono/github repo

High legibility but not much "character" so not my cup of tea personally, but well crafted nevertheless...

Both fonts have beautifully designed webpages too 8)

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Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:36 pm Post

I just found a new free monospaced crush:

Victor Mono, available from FontSquirrel.com, and doubtless many other free font sources. It has the distinct glyphs that I insist on: legible typographic (English) quotes, distinct hyphens/dashes, distinct uprights (one, ell, capital eye), and distinct zeros and capital "o"s. Its italics are quirky, half-cursive and fun. It's a little narrower than Courier Prime, and has wider line spacing---not a substitute for scriptwriting purposes.

Here's a sample from FontSquirrel:

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And my own test of my pet font peeves (capital I, lowercase l, numeral one, English typographic quotes and the various flavours of dashes:

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Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:13 pm Post

@SilverDragon I downloaded and fooled around with Victor Mono but I am still married to Source Code Pro!

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Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:58 pm Post

Alas, I'm not married to any font. I just play the field… :wink:
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:31 pm Post

Courier Prime and I are still going steady at the moment.

But there's a lot of fonts in the sea, so I just don't think I'm ready for a deeper commitment.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:44 pm Post

So many fonts. So little time.
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:17 am Post

Silverdragon wrote:Alas, I'm not married to any font. I just play the field… :wink:


You're not the marrying type?

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:lol:
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Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:01 pm Post

Finally was able to find both JetBrains Mono and the static mono versions of Recursive. Thanks for mentioning them, Nontroppo!

If I were still programming I would definitely give JetBrains a whirl! Those operator ligatures are cool! Other than that, it's a nice crisp coding font with good dashes but those English typographical quotes are the type that are hard for me to read.

As for Recursive Mono, I like the Casual family best, and it's going into the rotation of fonts I switch in occasionally. Nice dashes, readable quotes.

And yet I find myself sort of going steady with good ol' Anonymous Pro. I like the squat, Courier-style semi-serif letter forms. Nice quotes, too. Dashes—well, I use 3 hyphens for em-dash and two for n-dash now, so they're less critical.
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Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:42 pm Post

I recently got introduced to Microsoft's Cascada Code font (included in their new Windows Terminal package) and am slowly learning to love it.

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