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Envy Code A  

Originally titled simply Envy this font was born out of dislike for on-screen small serifs and disappointment with many alternative programming fonts.

Over time it acquired additional sizes for IRC, log viewing and telnetting as well as a bold weight for better syntax highlighting.

Download Envy Code A (Windows FON) (19 KB, 14 August 2008)

Samples

7pt regular
Sample of Envy Code A in 7pt regular
7pt bold
Sample of Envy Code A in 7pt bold
8pt regular
Sample of Envy Code A in 8pt regular
8pt bold
Sample of Envy Code A in 8pt bold
9pt regular
Sample of Envy Code A in 9pt regular
9pt bold
Sample of Envy Code A in 9pt bold
10pt regular
Sample of Envy Code A in 10pt regular
10pt bold
Sample of Envy Code A in 10pt bold
11pt regular
Sample of Envy Code A in 11pt regular
11pt bold
Sample of Envy Code A in 11pt bold
12pt regular
Sample of Envy Code A in 12pt regular
12pt bold
Sample of Envy Code A in 12pt bold

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  2. This is the best font for low res notebooks.
    Got 74 lines of code on a 768px high display (12.5″) and it´s also sharp and good to read.
    Other fonts like consolas were just able to give me around 55 lines or look creepy on smaller sizes.
    Thank you.

    niko – April 26th, 2014
  3. Damien — I discovered this font *many* years ago — and this is still my most favorite font.

    I am looking to use this font on Linux and Mac OSX. Is it possible to have TTF equivalents of this?

    Swamy – March 10th, 2016
  4. Because Envy Code A has radically different bitmaps for different sizes converting into a TTF is quite difficult – it would basically need all the bitmaps embedded.

    Now that would be fine but many renderers these days completely ignore embedded bitmaps – OS X included. There is an option in OS X Terminal to disable font smoothing that I suspect would show the bitmaps but editors etc. would not display them. If somebody wanted to create a version of Envy Code A with all the embedded bitmaps I wouldn’t object but don’t have the time myself.

    The other option would be to pick a size and convert it into a scalable representation of the bitmap. There are tools out there that do this but it looks awful on OS X as they ignore hinting.

    My best efforts at creating the scalable almost-bitmap font are in Envy Code R.

    Damien GuardMarch 10th, 2016
  5. Thanks, Damien for the lucid explanation. I understand that the embedding of the bitmap to create TTF might not be straight forward — and would essentially result in loss of quality (which is one of the main reasons why this font is good in the first place).

    Your envy code pro looks excellent from the screenshots. I look forward to its release.

    — Swamy

    Swamy – March 11th, 2016

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