Envy Code R preview #6 forthcoming

Envy Code R has been updated since this post.

I have been experimenting with Envy Code R over the last few months – everything from creating a bold version to delta hinting with Visual TrueType with mixed results.

Part of the problem is that at larger sizes the odd shapes and over-emphasized curves that I drew to make the font look great at 10-point with ClearType on makes it look awkward at larger sizes.

Last weekend, I went back to the drawing board, literally, to try and improve on the shapes without impacting too much on the 10-point size ClearType version. The result is as follows;

Envy Code R preview 6

And for comparison, the old version:

Envy Code R preview 5

Let me know your thoughts in the comments, even if it’s just to say your prefer PR6, Consolas or something else. Be sure to mention what size and whether you have ClearType on (or if you are using a Mac).

[)amien

8 responses  

  1. I prefer the v, x, y and z shapes in 6 but the 0 in 5.

    steveAugust 16th, 2007
  2. I like 6, can’t wait to try it…

    John – August 16th, 2007
  3. Very nice, #6 looks to me a lot clearer. Lets hope it displays in java nicely and no odd heights showing up.

    It certainly looks better to me than #5

    “R” looks unbalanced to me as if the ‘leg’ should be coming out of the mid point in horizontal stroke or something rather than at the join.

    Stu – August 17th, 2007
  4. 0 and R have been changed as per the suggestions.

    I’ve been fleshing out a number of additional foreign accented characters, symbols and signs in preperation for a release over the weekend.

    [)amien

    Damien GuardAugust 17th, 2007
  5. will there be any Unicode characters?

    with me being swedish i’m mostly thinking of the Å, å, Ä, ä, Ö and ö characters

    Christian – August 17th, 2007
  6. The plan is to include the entire Windows 1250 Central European and MacOS Central Europe code pages within a Unicode font.

    [)amien

    Damien GuardAugust 17th, 2007
  7. FWIW, I actually prefer the more geometric, quirkier look of version 5 to the admittedly smoother, yet more generic look of v 6. Is a copy of v5 still available?

    Fleisch – September 18th, 2007
  8. Preview 5 wasn’t actually released but preview 4 was which is identical in all important respects. Grab it from the post at http://damieng.com/blog/2006/12/26/envy-code-r-programming-font-preview-available-for-download

    [)amien

    Damien GuardSeptember 19th, 2007

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