Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/16
Thanks Olivier SCHWAB for pointing me to this nice interview with Florian Klämpfl on SourceForge about April 2014 Project of the Month, Free Pascal | SourceForge Community Blog.
Two things I didn’t know yet:
- FreePascal started in the Turbo Pascal era (the first version was before Delphi 1.0 got released) as a 32-bit compiler project.
- FreePascal 3.0 will support jvm output (like Oxygene does).
Besides Florian, there are quite a few more people on the FreePascal team. I met most of them at last years PasCon: really nice guys.
Posted in Delphi, Development, FreePascal, Object Pascal, Oxygene, Pascal, Software Development, Turbo Pascal | Tagged: Free Pascal, FreePascal, sourceforge, Turbo Pascal era | 5 Comments »
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@Adobe – on GitHub, where you can fork it, as well as on Google Web Fonts, on typekit, and on WebINK.
via: Announcing Source Code Pro « Typblography.
Posted in Font, Power User, Programmers Font, Typography | Tagged: adobe font, design, documentation, editors, font design, fonts, google, open source, software, sourceforge, technology, vertical lines, web fonts | 2 Comments »