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CategorySans-serif Monospaced
ClassificationHumanist lineal
Designer(s)Raph Levien
Date created2006
LicenseSIL Open Font License
Design based onConsolas, Avenir, Letter Gothic

Inconsolata is an open-source font created by Raph Levien and released under the SIL Open Font License. It is a humanist lineal 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.

Initially having no bold weight, when Inconsolata was added to Google Fonts, it was fully hinted and a bold variant was added.

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]

Inconsolata-LGC is a fork of Inconsolata Hellenic which adds bold, italic and cyrillic glyphs.[5]

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  1. ^ Benjamin, Dan (17 May 2009). "Top 10 Programming Fonts". Hivelogic. Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. 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. Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  4. ^ Kaponis, Dimosthenis (6 January 2011). "Inconsolata Hellenic!". Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Inconsolata-LGC". Retrieved 6 November 2018.

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