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How isotopp became the online handle of Kristian Köhntopp

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/06/09

Like me, [] Kristian Köhntopp is a nerd.

Unlike me, Kris bumped into character encoding issues for just about all his digital life. That started about the same time as mine, but again unlike me: he was way more involved in the technical aspects of it.

First a series of Tweets:

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Posted in ASCII, C++, Development, Encoding, EPS/PostScript, Font, ISO-8859, ISO8859, Power User, Software Development, Times New Roman | Leave a Comment »

JetBrains Mono: A free and open source typeface for developers | JetBrains: Developer Tools for Professionals and Teams

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/30

Font I want to try out: [] JetBrains Mono: A free and open source typeface for developers | JetBrains: Developer Tools for Professionals and Teams.

It has a large X-height and is sans serif, just like the lovely [WayBack] Lucida Console font, which I have been using for almost 3 decades.

So I wonder if JetBrains Mono can convince me to switch away from Lucida Console: no other monospaced font has convinced me yet (:

Via: [] Matt Ellis on Twitter: “JetBrains Mono. A really nice, open source, ligature friendly, developer typeface. I’ve been using this for a while now, it’s my default font. And a really cool landing page! “

Edit 202109301T1300

JetBrains is discussing on how to update the Chocolaty support, see the twitter posts below:

Referred repositories in that thread:


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Posted in Development, Font, JetBrains Mono, Lucida Console, Power User, Programmers Font, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

KIX-code: informatie en downloaden | PostNL

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/20

PostNL maakt bij de sortering van post gebruik van een streepjescode: de KIX (KlantIndeX). Deze code voegt u toe aan de adresgegevens. De KIX bevat de gegevens die wij nodig hebben om uw post met de modernste sorteermachines te verwerken. Door de KIX bij het adres af te drukken helpt u ons om de kwaliteit van de dienstverlening te verbeteren.

Note that in order to install the KIX font on macOS/OS X/Mac OS, you

  1. need [WayBack] StuffIt Expander – Wikipedia from the app store at [] ‎StuffIt Expander 16 on the Mac App Store.
  2. uncompress (see link below) into KIX-Barcode.sit StuffIt archive
  3. uncompress KIX-Barcode.sit to the KIX-Barcode Font Suitcase
  4. install KIX-Barcode using steps from [WayBack] How to install and remove fonts on your Mac – Apple Support
    1. Double-click the font in the Finder
    2. Click Install Font in the font preview window that opens.
    3. After your Mac validates the font and opens the Font Book app, the font is installed and available for use.

    More on FontBook at [WayBack] Welcome to Font Book on Mac – Apple Support.

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Do you like/use the Slate font by OnePlus? Do you prefer it over Roboto? – Quora

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/02

No, I do not like the OnePlus Slate font, despite the lower x-height.


The fonts (images from Wikipedia):

Roboto – Wikipedia

Slate (typeface) – Wikipedia


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Posted in Android Devices, Font, LifeHacker, OnePlus Five, OnePlus Six, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Typografische Strafzettel – Nerdcore

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/19

Want: [WayBack] Typografische Strafzettel – Nerdcore

Hoefler&Co verkauft Typografische Strafzettel für Schlechtsetzer und Buchstabenkombinationsnullen. Die Schriftverbrechen gliedern sich auf dem Strafzettel in Vergehen der Auswahl (wie der unironische Einsatz „amüsanter“ Schriften oder die amateurishe Anwendung von Schriftauszeichnung ), der Komposition (zuviele Schriftgrößen, schlechtes Kerning), der Zeichensetzung (Ligaturen, korrekte Anführungen) und in Schwere Ästhetikverletzungen (elektronische Schrägschrift, Verzerrung). Großartige Idee, und sie haben nichtmal ComicSans mit Namen erwähnt. Toll! (via Jason Kottke, Bild des ganzen Strafzettels unten via /u/hova414) By special issue from the 100% totally real Typographic Violations Division, the Uniform Ticket Book is standard equipment for the modern design enforcer. Lists thirty-two common design infractions, each

I wish they were available outside in Europe, as it looks like it is is USA only with large foreign shipping costs at [WayBack] The Typographic Ticket Book – Hoefler&Co:

By special issue from the 100% totally real Typographic Violations Division, the Uniform Ticket Book is standard equipment for the modern design enforcer. Lists thirty-two common design infractions, each with an appropriate penalty, with plenty of room for improvisation. Authoritatively typeset in Helvetica to provoke


Picture via [WayBack] reddit: Just got this in a swag bag : graphic_design


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