monospace

Suggestions for good monospace font?

I'm not a designer myself, but I am a fan of nice fonts. It's been quite interesting to see how much interesting is being paid to typefaces these days.

By profession, I'm a programmer, so I need to use monospace fonts for nearly everything. While I've heard people gushing on about Helvetica, I've never seen much discussion of fonts that could replace Lucida and Courier.

Can any of you point me to some excellent, readable, beautiful typefaces that follow the monospace standard?

Some attempts for pairing monospace fonts with a slab font

I am attempting to pair two families of fonts for creating a vintage feeling of typewriter while keeping a smooth and modern composition. I like slab fonts like Rockwell, Archer, Klinic, Rokkitt, and I decided to try with Klinic. Of course I absolutely need a proportional font for the main body of text.

The idea was to try to pair it with some monospace font for the titles in order to increse the vintage feeling. I join a PDF with various combinations. My three favorites are headlines with "Anonymous Pro", "Courier 10 Pitch" and "Free Mono" (see attached PDF).

I would like however to have your own comments; obviously some fonts can't pair with the slab font as well as other ones.

Looking for modern monospace typefaces - any recommendations?

Hello Typo-Interested Fellows

I've been looking for (freedom) but foremost a suitable monospace font for a project I'm working on.
I appreciate all kinds of hints (Names, URL's and so on) – looking specifically for clean, constructed, modular Typefaces.

Thanks heaps for your help.
L.

Hermit: a font for programmers, by a programmer

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Typophiles here might be interested in this praiseworthy endeavour by a programmer who’s designing his own monospace font for coding. For now, one weight and one style only, but he seems to have quite a few optical sizes in mind (probably without him even realizing what that means).

The designer/developer (Pablo Caro) explicitely asks for criticism, so he can take constructive feedback into account while developing further. His sample text settings were posted on Hacker News (a popular forum for coders and programmers), where they’re being discussed. By hackers. For typophiles it’s anyhow interesting to read how programmers rationalize about type design, without the burden (?) of tradition and jargon: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6354396

Hermit: a font for programmers, by a programmer

Typophiles here might be interested in this praiseworthy endeavour by a programmer who’s designing his own monospace font for coding. For now, one weight and one style only, but he seems to have quite a few optical sizes in mind (probably without him even realizing what that means).

The designer/developer (Pablo Caro) explicitely asks for criticism, so he can take constructive feedback into account while developing further. His sample text settings were posted on Hacker News (a popular forum for coders and programmers), where they’re being discussed. By hackers. For typophiles it’s anyhow interesting to read how programmers rationalize about type design, without the burden (?) of tradition and jargon: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6354396

M o n o s p a c e

I found this on my hard drive recently. Really can’t remember where i got it from. Already tied to reverse-image-search it, but without results. Anyone has a clue what font that is. Laurenz Brunner made a mono for Casco Projects a couple of years ago, which has a similar look, but that’s not for sale as far as i know.

loads of couriers

Has anyone written an article comparing all the Courier variants and Courier-inspired faces out there? Courier (Adobe, Monotype, Linotype, ParaType, E+F, and more), Dark Courier, Monospace, Nimbus Mono, FreeMono, Courier New, Courier Ragged, Hellschreiber Serif, etc.

I know what you're probably thinking. "Courier, really? That tired old hanger-on from days of an obsolete technology" etc etc. Or maybe you're like me, and are actually somewhat fond of the old workhorse.

Proportional vs. monospaced characters, and a calendar dilemma

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I am in the process of designing a wall calendar, with one page per week. (I am using CorelDRAW, if you must know.) I am using the fonts DIN Engschrift and DIN Mittelschrift, mainly the latter.
It being a calendar, numerals are the most important characters. I am going for function rather than beauty, but still, I don't want an ugly calendar. This is why I chose a road sign font: I want to be able to read the date from across the room without my eyeglasses! Also, monospaced figures are a must.
I really do not like the way that the days of the week look like they are going to turn out, though. Please see the picture. It is a screenshot of me testing several fonts in a spreadsheet program. No wonder Wednesday is nicknamed "hump day"!

Monospaced Sans Similar to Eurostile

Monospaced fonts have never been a big favorite of mine but every once in a while I see one I like and this is such a case.

I am having a hard time finding this particular monospaced typeface. I've went through all the online resources I could muster and now I turn to the experts. It has a slight Eurostile feel to it for me.

Any help from the peanut gallery?

Need monospase fonts for review

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Hello, i'm a russian blogger and developer. I want to make a review of fonts, targeted for software developers(using it in IDE, editors).
Due my location, i can't get a good information about best fonts(including proprietary fonts) for my work. Yes, my friends use fonts like Arial, Courier New, Liberation. It's so scary.
So, i want to find more information in asking of you, of professionals in fonts chosing :)
Now i'm scanning google in searching of better fonts(like monaco, incosolata etc), but all pages are old. Maybe, you can tell me something new about fonts for development?
I found alot of proprietary font, but i can't try it in my IDE(Eclipse and emacs). But, if i have a some more information about what fonts need to try - i'll buy it.

Nova Mono

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Nova Mono is a monospaced font designed for programmers. It takes the best of programming specific fonts as well as book fonts and attempts to bring them together. This font is heavily inspired by many of the existing monospaced fonts especially Consolas and Pragmata.

Looking for a list of typefaces with the following criterias…

Good day everyone.

I am not looking for a specific typeface but rather a list of professional typefaces that would abide by the criteria listed below.

Essentials

  • Proportional spacing for the latin characters with tabular lining figures. (Thanks for clarifying Renko!)
  • French accented latin charaters (é, à, ê…).
  • At least a plain and a bold weight option.
  • Typographers' Quotes (Single and Double)

Desirable attributes but no deal breakers

  • A thin weight option
  • An italic style
  • A condensed style
  • Fractions
  • Stylistic ligatures

Bonuses

Fixed width letterpress font

Hi typophiles! I've been looking frantically for this font. A printer told me it is an old letterpress font used several decades ago. I'm very keen to get my hands on the digital equivalent.

It seems like a fixed-width sans. It reminds me of the typeface used for embossing serial numbers in metal plates.

Hope you guys can help me out.

Thanks!