Andale Mono

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Andalé Mono
Category Monospaced
Designer(s) Steve Matteson
Foundry Monotype Imaging, Inc.

Andalé Mono (usually appearing as Andale Mono) is a monospaced sans-serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson for terminal emulation and software development environments, originally for the Taligent project by Apple Inc. and IBM.[1] The Andalé design was originally created by Monotype, as part of Andalé font families.

Andalé Mono was first distributed as an Internet Explorer 4.0 add-on, originally under the name Starting with version 1.25 of the font, it was renamed to Andale Mono, and distributed with Internet Explorer 5 and 6.

This typeface is no longer distributed with modern versions of Microsoft Windows (from Windows ME onwards), having been replaced by Lucida Console. It is still available for download as part of the Core fonts for the Web package on SourceForge and it is bundled with Mac OS X.

Retail versions[edit]

The Andale Mono typeface family sold by Ascender Corporation includes bold and italics variants, in TrueType format. This version supports WGL character set.

Andalé Mono is also sold by Monotype, it does not include italics, and does not support Greek, Cyrillic, and most Latin Extended-A/B characters found in the Ascender version. It is available in OpenType CFF, TrueType, PostScript formats. However, Monotype has also produced language-specific variants of Andalé Mono in Cherokee (Andalé Mono Cherokee), Cyrillic (Andalé Mono Cyrillic), Greek (Andalé Mono Greek), Hebrew (Andalé Mono Hebrew) character sets.

Andale Mono WT[edit]

Andale Mono WT is a variant supporting all characters mapped by Unicode 3.0 code points. The WT stands for WorldType.

This family contains Andale Mono WT J, Andale Mono WT K, Andale Mono WT S, Andale Mono WT T, which include glyphs for Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese environments respectively. Andale Mono WTG, Andale Mono WTG Surrogate are fonts supporting Unicode 3.2 code points, with Andale Mono WTG Surrogate supporting characters outside U+FFFF code points.

Retail versions of Andale Mono WT fonts are sold under the name Unicode Font Package for SAP by Ricoh and KYOmulticode 1.0 by KYOCERA. A raster version of Andale Mono WTG is shipped with FontLab Studio 5.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Matteson, Steve (2008). GAMEFACE: Developing Typefaces for the Xbox 360 and Other Devices. Google Tech Talks. Event occurs at 10:45. 

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