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?!

Info: Created on 7th August 2015 . Last edited on 29th November 2015.
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6 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 (winty5) 29th November 2015

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

Comment by Umbreon126 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 (winty5) 30th November 2015

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