I’ve been busy. As a break, I added a first pass at uppercase Cyrillic, Greek, and Hebrew to the IBM 1403 inspired typeface. There are fun challenges in fitting these scripts into a fixed width (especially one set initially for the Latin letters). Cyrillic has wide letters; Hebrew has a few narrow letters. After the TYPOSF 2013 conference (my trip report), I incorporated some feedback from other type designers. (Thanks!) I still need to do a detailed review, along with a spacing check, since there’ve been many changes along the way. With that caveat, here’s a sample of the in-progress 1403 Vintage Mono all uppercase typeface. [N.B. The translations have not yet been verified, though the Russian is from a fun dance workshop I attended in Moscow.]
Update: 21 November 2013: The 1403 Vintage Mono Pro typeface has been released and is now available for licensing, going from 52 glyphs to over 1,500, supporting 140+ languages across Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, and Hebrew scripts.
Update: 16 February 2016: The 1403 Vintage Mono Pro typeface has been updated, extensively, now over 2,300 glyphs supporting 160+ languages. Check out the 1403.slantedhall.com web specimen:
—Jeff Kellem (@composerjk / @slantedhall)
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Hi, I wish to buy this font.
The 1403 Vintage Mono typeface is expected to be available for licensing this summer.
what will be the approx price of font.
It’ll be in line with other commercial pro-level fonts and will have support for most languages that use the Latin & Cyrillic alphabets, Greek, and Hebrew. Final price setting is later on the to-do list.
[Apologies for the delay; I’ve been offline a bit to play piano for a couple friends’ wedding and participation in a historical dance workshop, along with some other things.]
The 1403 Vintage Mono Pro typeface has been released and is now available for licensing, going from 52 glyphs to over 1,500, supporting 140+ languages across Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, and Hebrew scripts.
Over the next few months, we’ll be working with distributors to make it available through them, also.
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