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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.

Background:

The fonts (images from Wikipedia):

Roboto – Wikipedia

Slate (typeface) – Wikipedia

–jeroen

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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

Via:

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

–jeroen

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Interesting font comparison site (Courier New versus Lucida Console versus Consolas)

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/31

Font comparisons:

Via: [WayBackI forgot in which version of Windows, the command prompt defaulted to the Consolas font… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

Based on this, I found more font identification sites:

I tried both at  and  (used bySource: “techorama” – Google Search), but only WhatTheFont managed to get the glyphs and font similar fonts on both, and Matcherator got the glyphs wrong in both images, even after manually cropping.

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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:

–jeroen

related:

Edit 20200527: observations by Uwe Schuster

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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:

–jeroen

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