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Name: inconsolata-fonts Distribution: RPMForge repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Version: 0.1 Vendor: RPMForge
Release: 1.el5.rf Build date: Tue Apr 13 23:54:08 2010
Group: User Interface/X Build host:
Size: 0 Source RPM: inconsolata-fonts-0.1-1.el5.rf.src.rpm
Packager: Fabian Arrotin <>
Summary: High-resolution programmer's font
Inconsolata is a monospace font, designed for code listings and the like, in
print. There are a great many "programmer fonts," designed primarily for use on
the screen, but in most cases do not have the attention to detail for high
resolution rendering.

Inconsolata draws from many inspirations and sources. I was particularly struck
by the beauty of Luc(as) de Groot's Consolas, which is his monospaced design
for Microsoft's upcoming Vista release. This font, similar to his earlier
TheSansMono, demonstrated clearly to me that monospaced fonts do not have to

First and foremost, Inconsolata is a humanist sans design. I strove for the
clarity and clean lines of Adrian Frutiger's Avenir (the lowercase "a", in
particular, pays homage to this wonderful design), but also looked to Morris
Fuller Benton's Franklin Gothic family for guidance on some of my favorite
glyphs, such as lowercase "g" and "S", and, most especially, the numerals.

Designing a monospace font poses unique challenges. I have carefully studied
many other monospaced fonts to see how they solve these problems. Many of the
available monospace fonts are adaptations of existing proportionally-spaced
fonts, but some, such as Letter Gothic, draw strength from being their own
designs. I hope Inconsolata upholds that tradition.

Some details will be most apparent in print, such as the subtle curves in
lowercase "t", "v", "w", and "y". Inconsolata also borrows "micro-serifs" from
some Japanese Gothic fonts, which enhance the appearance of crispness and




SIL Open Font License


* Fri Apr 09 2010 Steve Huff <> - 0.1-1
  - Initial package.



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