Inconsolata

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Inconsolata
Category Monospace
Classification Humanist
Designer(s) Raph Levien
Date created 2001
License SIL Open Font License
Design based on Consolas, Avenir, Letter Gothic
Inconsolata.svg
Sample

Inconsolata is an open source font created by Raph Levien and released under the SIL Open Font License. It is a humanist monospaced font designed for source code listing, terminal emulators, and similar uses. It was influenced by the proprietary Consolas monospaced font, designed by Lucas de Groot, the proportional Avenir and IBM's classic monospaced Letter Gothic.

Inconsolata has received favorable reviews from many programmers[1][2][3] who consider it to be a highly readable and clear monospaced font.

A Hellenised version of Inconsolata, containing full support for monotonic Modern Greek, was released by Dimosthenis Kaponis in 2011 as Inconsolata Hellenic, under the same license.[4]

There was originally no bold variant of Inconsolata, which caused less than optimal display on systems that used a bold variant to display text. However, when Inconsolata was added to Google Fonts, it was fully hinted and a bold variant was added.

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  1. ^ Benjamin, Dan (17 May 2009). "Top 10 Programming Fonts". Hivelogic. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Garrity, Steven (9 September 2007). "Inconsolata: Quality Free and Open Font for Programmers". Acts of Volition. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Cowie, Andrew (19 December 2009). "Lovely Inconsolata". Operational Dynamics. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Kaponis, Dimosthenis (6 January 2011). "Inconsolata Hellenic!". cosmix.org. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 

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