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Monospace workhorse?
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Hi,

I'm a recent design graduate, currently in the process of putting together
my arsenal of regular fonts to do battle with, and I could do with a couple of
decent monospace fonts being added.

Can anyone recommend some for me to look at. Preferably that work well
for contact details on stationery, and when coupled with a sans etc.

Thanks,

—B

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Lucida Sans Typewriter, Anonymous Pro, Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, Consolas, Inconsolata.

If you want something funkier and more unusual, consider Monofur, which feels like a monospaced version of Kabel (!)

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Thanks, Thomas — all good.

Since posting I've remembered LL Lettera was pretty nice and Monospace821.

—B

Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson's picture
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[[http://font.ubuntu.com/|Ubuntu]] has just gained a monospaced set, too.

No idea if [[http://cm-unicode.sourceforge.net/|CMU Typewriter]] is to your palate.

There's also [[https://fedorahosted.org/liberation-fonts/|Liberation]] Mono and its big sib, [[http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/09/download-and-use-the-new-chrome-os-fo...|ChromeOS Cousine]].

Hunting through the fixed-width/typewriter sections on DaFont and FontSquirrel will likely yield groans and grins.

Then there's [[http://www.f25.cc/|F25 Digital Typeface Design]], which has a few monospaced faces available. Might be too specialised, though.

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Appreciate the reply.

Will take a look at those, thanks.

Closest I've found since posting has been Akkurat Mono.

—B

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I second the recommendation for Lettera. Also, [[http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/AlixFB/ | FB Alix]] is really nice.

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A list of contemporary monospaced typefaces: Cure for Courier

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Have a look at [[http://www.boldmonday.com/en/nitti/|Nitti]], it is beautiful and very extensive in terms of weights and language support. And it is used to great effect in [[http://www.iawriter.com/|iA Writer]] on the iPad and OS X.

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Just released: Novel Mono by Christoph Dunst.

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I have always been a fan of Nitti.

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Just curious, why do you feel you need any monospaced fonts in your arsenal? Why not wait and see if a particular project requires them before you go and get some?

Josh