Refraktury

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A font no one asked for, with no discernible use case, Refraktury (inspired by Volker Busse's F25 Blackletter Typewriter font) is a monospaced black letter font, suitable for typesetting math the hard way, illegible code listings, and oddly kerned newspaper marquees. It's a simplified mix of several different styles, mostly Fraktur and Schwabacher. It covers the ISO Latin-1 block, because why in the world would you care if it covers anything else?!

7 Comments

well done.

Comment by tanias 17th november 2015

It looks good; the mix of styles is rather successful, 'opening' it to make reading it easier than many of the blackletter fonts. I like the F,X,z, ß and £. But I have problems with the S as it looks too much like the 6, and I found that the monospace made my long sample text rather 'jumpy'. Overall a  pleasing design though.

Comment by Aeolien 29th november 2015

Great, but capital S looks way too much like capital G. Otherwise, great job. 9/10

Comment by Noah F. Ross (winty5) 29th november 2015

I'm a sucker for unconventional monospaced fonts, so I find this pretty awesome.

Comment by Houlaiziaa 29th november 2015

I've tweaked the S as per commenter request. Since I'm not really trying to stay true to any one blackletter style to begin with, it's a reasonable request.

I have considered doing a proportional version, but I imagine it would do away with the intentional oddity. Thumbs up/down?

Comment by csyde 30th november 2015

New S looks great, thanks :) Try a proportional one if you want to, nobody's stopping you, although it might look a bit generic compared to this one, but hey, it's your font.

Comment by Noah F. Ross (winty5) 30th november 2015

Very nice, but unfortunately seems not to be compatible with Windows Terminal

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