Cosmica Mono

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A monospaced font, also called a fixed-pitch, fixed-width, or non-proportional font, is a font whose letters and characters each occupy the same amount of horizontal space. This contrasts with variable-width fonts, where the letters and spacings have different widths. In biochemistry, monospaced fonts are preferred for displaying nucleic acid and protein sequences, as they ensure that the representation of every nucleotide or amino acid occupies the same amount of space. Alignment of the letters makes it easier to compare different sequences visually. Both screenplays and stage play scripts frequently use monospaced fonts, to make it easier to judge the time a script will last for from the number of pages. The industry standard is 12 point Courier. A tradition holds that, on this format, one page of script will take one minute of screen or stage time. Monospaced fonts are frequently used in tablature music for guitar and bass guitar. Each line in a tabulature represents a guitar string, which requires that chords played across multiple strings be tabbed in vertical sequence, a feat accomplished only with the predictability of fixed width. Multiple art forms have developed within computers’ and typewriters’ monospaced typographic settings in which the nth character of every line align vertically with each other. Some poetry composed monospaced on typewriters or computers also depends on the vertical alignment of character columns. E. E. Cummings’ poetry is often set in monospaced type for this reason.
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Monospaced fonts were widely used in early computers and computer terminals, which often had extremely limited graphical capabilities. Hardware implementation was simplified by using a text mode where the screen layout was addressed as a regular grid of tiles, each of which could be set to display a character by indexing into the hardware’s character map. Some systems allowed colored text to be displayed by varying the foreground and background color for each tile. Other effects included reverse video and blinking text. Nevertheless, these early systems were typically limited to a single console font. Even though computers can now display a wide variety of fonts, the majority of IDEs and software text editors employ a monospaced font as the default typeface. This increases the readability of source code, which is often heavily reliant on distinctions involving individual symbols, and makes differences between letters more unambiguous in situations like password entry boxes where typing mistakes are unacceptable. Monospaced fonts are also used in terminal emulation and for laying out tabulated data in plain text documents. In technical manuals and resources for programming languages, a monospaced font is often used to distinguish code from natural-language text. Monospaced fonts are also used by disassembler output, causing the information to align in vertical columns.
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About Cosmica Mono

Cosmica Mono is the first retail monotype release from L&W. (A monospace font is one where every character has the same body width, like a vintage typewriter where each keystroke advances the carriage an equal unit.) The type was not built to a specific pitch – 'pitch' is the number of letters to an inch when set at 12 pt – but was instead a process of trial-and-error which determined the spacing of 780 em units, and revised vertical proportions. Cosmica Mono is both larger and smaller than Cosmica in order to function in the monospace environment: the x-height and descender remain the same in both fonts, but the capitals are 8% shorter, and the ascenders are 5% shorter. Because the design is based on Cosmica and is not a re-creation of a typewriter typeface, it has fewer trademarks of a traditional monospace font; the only notably non-consonant letters are I i j & l. The fonts include alternate schoolbook forms of a & y, an eyeglass version of g, and half-width versions of space & basic punctuation for a more polished option.

Originally released 2023.09

Supported Languages

Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Kurdish, Latin, Latvian, Leonese, Lithuanian, Lower Sorbian, Luxembourgish, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Māori, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romanian, Sami, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Upper Sorbian, Walloon, Welsh

PDF Specimen

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