RM Typerighter

by p2pnut

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Based on those good old typewriters of yesteryear ... without the bother of ribbons to change, carbon copies or Tippex.
Info Created on 3rd November 2009 . Last edited on 24th December 2012.
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I tried this with the Mono spacing, as it would have been on a typewriter, but it just looked wrong ... so:
Comment by p2pnut 8th November 2009
At pixel view it looks very convincing. Most of your letters are beautifully composed. The Y is a bit narrow at the top. The x,z can be wider too. There are some tricks to achieve that within the limitations of FS. The numbers look a bit too big, especially the 3, but maybe I'm wrong. Some of the capitals may need optical adjustment to look more even (e.g. H,L).

It's another major achivement, considering its brick origin. Only those who have tried to do something similar can truly appreciate it. How about to make a bold or Italic version? 10/10
Comment by Frodo7 8th November 2009
Thanks for yout comments Frodo, it is so useful when a fresh pair of eyes are cast over a design.

I have altered the Y, H, and L and hopefully they look more balanced. The numbers are my first foray into 'Old Style' ... hence the lower tail on the 3.

If you can give me any assistance with the x and z I would be extremely grateful. I have widened the x a tad, but even that means that the diagonals become offset, so I am at a loss to know how else to improve them.
Comment by p2pnut 9th November 2009
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “RM Typerighter” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by gferreira_admin 9th November 2009
Really nice ball terminals; the g goes to my g list ipso facto.
I believe typewriters where set to mono space. Are you going to tweak it around there? Also a 45° line might help you with the x and z dilemma, specially if you are trying to go mono space.
Well, at least in my theory.
Comment by cayo 9th November 2009
Very nice. Where's my Olivetti... oh yes, out in the garage.
Comment by intaglio 10th November 2009
Thanks for the TP GF :)

Thanks also to cayo and tag.

@cayo: I did try mono spacing, but couldn't get it to look right - perhaps this is something to look at later. I also looked at 45 degree angles for the x and z ... but that just made them too wide. Hey ho, perhaps one day that elusive third angle will appear.

Currently working on a bold(er) version as suggested by Frodo.
Comment by p2pnut 10th November 2009
I am using this lovely font for my final project in the academy of the arts in Iceland - graphic design department ...

I am making a cook book with the school's chefs : )

thank you for this one - was exactly what I was looking for!
Comment by ritung 5th April 2011
I'm so glad that this font is proving to be useful ... good luck with your project :)
Comment by p2pnut 5th April 2011
Can you add an uppercase sharp S, now that German keyboards include that character (details at opentype.info)?
Comment by jimhv 24th December 2012
@jimhy: Done :)
Comment by p2pnut 24th December 2012
In my opinion A,V,W are too long and m,x,z are too thin. Other than that AWESOME! 10/10
Comment by Noah (winty5) 25th December 2012
@winty5: regarding the A, V and W this an example of overshoot, There is some useful information on this at:



As you can see from the date that this font was released, this font was created before we were able to use composites to create more angles. glyphs with diagonals especially show up the limitations of FontStruct in the early days.

Since those days I have created a family (RM True to Type) which is sold through MyFonts and Fonts.com.
Comment by p2pnut 26th December 2012
Ok :)
Comment by Noah (winty5) 26th December 2012