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Monospaced: Grotesque and Gothic

Stephen Coles
Last edited October 23, 2015

Monospaced fonts with forms that are derived from the grotesque or gothic sans serif classes.

Note: Monospace 821 is a monospaced version of Helvetica.

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Courage is grace under pressure

OCR A and OCR B are standardized, monospaced fonts designed for "Optical Character Recognition" on electronic devices. OCR A was developed to meet the standards set by the American National Standards Institute in 1966 for the processing of documents by banks, credit card companies and similar businesses. This font was intended to be "read" by scanning devices, and not necessarily by humans.... Read More

He is a red sucker in our heart

The typewriter font Olympia was developed by Hell Design Studio and is available in one weight. A typical characteristic of a typewriter face is that it is monospaced, meaning all characters take up the same amount of space, whether a relatively wide m or a relatively narrow i. Typewriters have all but disappeared from the workplace and such faces have lost their original, practical use, but... Read More

Don’t drink a car under alcohol

Arial was designed for Monotype in 1982 by Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders. A contemporary sans serif design, Arial contains more humanist characteristics than many of its predecessors and as such is more in tune with the mood of the last decades of the twentieth century. The overall treatment of curves is softer and fuller than in most industrial style sans serif faces. Terminal strokes... Read More

Take luggage of foreigner no charge

“Those people who found FF Letter Gothic Text too polished can breathe a sigh of relief,” announced Pinggera upon the release of this latest extention, FF Letter Gothic Mono. “Letter Gothic” has been returned to its monospaced roots, but it continues to do so in three weights and therefore continues to differentiate itself from the many other digital adaptations of Letter Gothic that are... Read More

Adrian Frutiger
Linotype 1968
Hell Design Studio
Max Miedinger
Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders
Monotype 1982
Günther Flake
Albert Pinggera
FontFont 1997
John Scheppler
John Scheppler
Roger Roberson
Bitstream 1956