2024-01-27

Heute wieder Mal aufs


21:29 [/mastodon]

Heute wieder Mal aufs


21:29 [/bb-atom]

RT Screwtapello:

I never had an Amiga, but I recently discovered the “Topaz” monospaced font used in the original Amiga 500 is actually pretty great - it’s got that lo-fi pixelly crunch, but it’s also high-contrast, consistent, and visually clear. The only problems keeping it from being a good terminal font in 2024 are:

* It doesn’t include box-drawing characters, block graphics, or any other fancy Unicode glyphs people expect these days
* It’s a bitmap font, and modern operating systems tend to only support scalable vector fonts

So, I fixed those things.

gitlab.com/Screwtapello/topaz-

#retrocomputing #typography

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21:27 [/mastodon]

RT Screwtapello:

I never had an Amiga, but I recently discovered the “Topaz” monospaced font used in the original Amiga 500 is actually pretty great - it’s got that lo-fi pixelly crunch, but it’s also high-contrast, consistent, and visually clear. The only problems keeping it from being a good terminal font in 2024 are:

* It doesn’t include box-drawing characters, block graphics, or any other fancy Unicode glyphs people expect these days
* It’s a bitmap font, and modern operating systems tend to only support scalable vector fonts

So, I fixed those things.

gitlab.com/Screwtapello/topaz-

#retrocomputing #typography


21:27 [/bb-atom]