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New Open Source monospaced font from Adobe: Source Code Pro

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/30

Last week, Adobe launched the monospaced Open Source font Source Code Pro designed by Paul D. Hunt.

It is a follow-up of the (also designed by Paul) Source Sans Pro family of Open Source Fonts which got released early last month.

I did a quick look to see if it would get the same number of vertical lines as Lucida Console does at 8 points.

  • Lucida Console: 50 lines
  • Source Code Pro: 40 lines

Too bad, as the general font design is awesome.

One big missing thing is italic/oblique, which is often used in code editors. Hopefully a future version will include those.

For embedding source code examples in documentation, it is very legible, so I will keep it installed on my system.

You can try Source Code Pro yourself as well: it is available on SourceForge – that also hosts Open@Adobeon GitHub, where you can fork it, as well as on Google Web Fonts, on typekit, and on WebINK.

–jeroen

via: Announcing Source Code Pro « Typblography.

2 Responses to “New Open Source monospaced font from Adobe: Source Code Pro”

  1. […] I have tried Adobe Source Code Pro about half a year ago, that didn’t cut it: problem with italics in Delphi, and note enough lines per screen. New Open Source monospaced font from Adobe: Source Code Pro « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream…. […]

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