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Need to look at monospaced programmers fonts again

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/05/27

At the time of looking, FiraCode would not work in Delphi but would in Visual Studio. Reminder for me to look at it again: [WayBack] GitHub – tonsky/FiraCode: Monospaced font with programming ligatures.

A cool feature of the font is that it has ligatures for common multi-character combinations like := or ...

Back when scheduling this, I was still at Lucida Console because of its large x-height and small line spacing.

It is time to revisit my font choice, so lets include at least these candidates:



Edit 20200527: observations by Uwe Schuster

Posted in .NET, Delphi, Development, Font, Power User, Programmers Font, Software Development, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio and tools, Visual Studio Code | Leave a Comment »

It’s actually only “Helvetica” if it comes from the Helvetia region of Europe. Otherwise you have to call it “sparkling Arial”

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/24

Check out [WayBackPavel A. Samsonov on Twitter: “It’s actually only “Helvetica” if it comes from the Helvetia region of Europe. Otherwise you have to call it “sparkling Arial””

Too much font goodness:


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Unicode spaces

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/25

For my link archive:

Via: [WyBack] Are there blank characters in unicode that have the same widths as period, comma and digits? – Lars Fosdal – Google+

Answer: no, though better fonts have period, comma, colon, semicolon and other punctuations the same width as the punctuation space.

The use-case:

I wanted right justified text without having to do custom positioning/drawing – where the decimal zero is white space.

F.x. here 12 instead of 12.0

12 <– #$2008 and #$2007

I.e. PunctuationSpace and FigureSpace

I don’t want to deal with positioning/rendering since it happens inside a third party component.


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The origin of the space between in the “Heineken Brouwerij” logo of the Amsterdam brewery

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/02

On the very early adoption of the spacing in the typography:

Ooit wel eens stilgestaan bij het iets te grote gat tussen de woorden Heineken en Brouwerij op de Stadhouderskade? Of waarom de belettering op bruggen in de stad zo ‘Amsterdams’ aandoet? Waarschijnlijk niet. Typograaf Bas Jacobs deed dat wel. Zijn ontdekkingen bundelde hij in een speciale toeristengids.

A small book (just EUR 15) tells you more about his Amsterdam findings: Safari Typo Amsterdam

Source: [WayBackWaar komt Heineken spatie Brouwerij eigenlijk vandaan? – AT5: de nieuwszender van Amsterdam en omgeving


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Alan Cox on G+: fonts that fit an 8×8 bitmap format but are variable width…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/09

[WayBack] So here’s a questionDoes anyone know of any free fonts that fit an 8×8 bitmap format but are variable width. It’s pretty much going to have to be bitmap… – Alan Cox – Google+

[WayBackDamien Guard posted one: [WayBack

Hopefully there will be others.


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