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Dimosthenis Kaponis (Greek)
|Date created||January 2001|
|Date released||March 2001|
|License||SIL Open Font License|
|Design based on||Bitstream Vera release 1.10, Consolas, Avenir, Letter Gothic|
Inconsolata is an open source font created by Raph Levien and released under the SIL Open Font License. It is a monospaced font designed for source code listing, terminal emulators, and similar uses. Its design was largely inspired by humanist designs. It was largely influenced by the proprietary Consolas monospaced font, designed by Lucas de Groot, the proportional Avenir and IBM's classic monospaced Letter Gothic.
A Hellenised version of Inconsolata, containing full support for monotonic Modern Greek, was released by Dimosthenis Kaponis in early January 2011 as Inconsolata Hellenic, under the same license. The author has stated that the Hellenised font should be considered work in progress.
Originally, no bold variant of Inconsolata existed, which caused less than optimal display on systems that used a bold variant to display text. However, with the addition of the font to Google Web Fonts, Inconsolata was fully hinted and a bold variant was also added.
- "Top 10 Programming Fonts". Hivelogic Blog. May 17, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
- Steven Garrity (September 9, 2007). "Inconsolata: Quality Free and Open Font for Programmers". Retrieved April 28, 2010.
- "Lovely Inconsolata". Operational Dynamics blog. December 19, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
- Dimosthenis Kaponis (January 6, 2011). "Inconsolata Hellenic (on cosmix.org)". Retrieved March 25, 2011.
- Inconsolata on Raph Levien's website
- Hinted Inconsolata (Regular and Bold) TTF in Google Font Repository
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