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16 Jan 2020
- Raph Levien
Tags:font monospace inconsolata mono fixedWidth fixed
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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 19 Jan 2020.
Inconsolata is my first serious original font release. It is a monospace font, designed for code listings and the like, in print. There are a great many "programmer fonts," designed primarily for use on the screen, but in most cases do not have the attention to detail for high resolution rendering.
Inconsolata draws from many inspirations and sources. I was particularly struck by the beauty of Luc(as) de Groot's Consolas, which is his monospaced design for Microsoft's upcoming Vista release. This font, similar to his earlier TheSansMono, demonstrated clearly to me that monospaced fonts do not have to suck.
First and foremost, Inconsolata is a humanist sans design. I strove for the clarity and clean lines of Adrian Frutiger's Avenir (the lowercase "a", in particular, pays homage to this wonderful design), but also looked to Morris Fuller Benton's Franklin Gothic family for guidance on some of my favorite glyphs, such as lowercase "g" and "S", and, most especially, the numerals.
Designing a monospace font poses unique challenges. I have carefully studied many other monospaced fonts to see how they solve these problems. Many of the available monospace fonts are adaptations of existing proportionally-spaced fonts, but some, such as Letter Gothic, draw strength from being their own designs. I hope Inconsolata upholds that tradition.
Some details will be most apparent in print, such as the subtle curves in lowercase "t", "v", "w", and "y". Inconsolata also borrows "micro-serifs" from some Japanese Gothic fonts, which enhance the appearance of crispness and legibility.
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" $url1 = 'https://github.com/googlefonts/Inconsolata/raw/v3.000/fonts/ttf/Inconsolata-Regular.ttf' $url2 = 'https://github.com/googlefonts/Inconsolata/raw/v3.000/fonts/ttf/Inconsolata-Bold.ttf' $url3 = 'https://github.com/googlefonts/Inconsolata/raw/v3.000/fonts/ttf/Ligconsolata-Bold.ttf' $url4 = 'https://github.com/googlefonts/Inconsolata/raw/v3.000/fonts/ttf/Ligconsolata-Regular.ttf' Get-ChocolateyWebFile ` -PackageName $env:ChocolateyPackageName ` -FileFullPath $toolsDir\Inconsolata-Regular.ttf ` -Url $url1 ` -Checksum '127875D255D4C5973CA57267A43BB9D1C04397E6C7D236984A595B6CDCB12B7C' ` -ChecksumType SHA256 ` Get-ChocolateyWebFile ` -PackageName $env:ChocolateyPackageName ` -FileFullPath $toolsDir\Inconsolata-Bold.ttf ` -Url $url2 ` -Checksum '263FAA57F6C00C43A04E77DF7ABD5CB5CD4AAE9F93507002C1217E02641FC7E6' ` -ChecksumType SHA256 ` Get-ChocolateyWebFile ` -PackageName $env:ChocolateyPackageName ` -FileFullPath $toolsDir\Ligconsolata-Regular.ttf ` -Url $url4 ` -Checksum 'A7C12B94F893FB45DE37833C76EEC8074538ACF04FF86F3D7A73829B8A6BA889' ` -ChecksumType SHA256 ` Get-ChocolateyWebFile ` -PackageName $env:ChocolateyPackageName ` -FileFullPath $toolsDir\Ligconsolata-Bold.ttf ` -Url $url3 ` -Checksum 'EA62F7A7500014A035E8DB7F28AE5FE5EABE8D1390B8396817E1CCBD31C1F46F' ` -ChecksumType SHA256 ` Install-ChocolateyFont $toolsDir -multiple
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors Uninstall-ChocolateyFont Inconsolata-Regular.ttf Uninstall-ChocolateyFont Inconsolata-Bold.ttf Uninstall-ChocolateyFont Ligconsolata-Regular.ttf Uninstall-ChocolateyFont Ligconsolata-Bold.ttf
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Inconsolata is now version 3.000. The chocolatey package version number is the date that 3.000 was committed to the upstream repository.
Inconsolata now includes programming ligatures and so has been split into two families.
- "Inconsolata" exposes the ligatures as
dlig. These are disabled by default, and probably won't show up in your editor. You can enable them in CSS with this rule:
css font-variant-ligatures: discretionary-ligatures;
- "Ligconsolata" exposes the ligatures as
liga. These are enabled by default. This is the family you should use in your text editor.
This package currently includes the Regular and Bold ttf variants of each (ie. Inconsolata-Regular.ttf and Ligconsolata-Regular.tff). If you would like to see other variants included in future release, please comment below.
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