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TGabriel's picture

Does anyone know the name of this font and where to get it? Thanks.

donshottype's picture

Source? Where? When? Monospace? Perhaps typewriter? Dutch?
Don

TGabriel's picture

Photography book: Marnix Goossens, Yonder. Published by Roma, and yes Dutch.

bojev's picture

Very close to Roman Characters in Kozuka Mincho Pro , specific name KozMinPro-ExtraLight

donshottype's picture

Hi Bob, it is pretty close:


and could be substituted without most people really noticing the differences, e.g. the ear on the g, letter widths etc. Noting the very narrow m and w in the unknown I wonder if it's monospace?
BTW huge font size -- too big for Fontlab to save it as a file without deleting thousands of glyphs. Don't know how well it would work in plain word processors.
Don

bojev's picture

Don mentioned huge font size which is true for all Asian fonts - but Fontlab Studio 5 can save it without deleting and Fontographer 5 will also save the file so it should work fine with most word processors.

Albert Jan Pool's picture

bojev: To me it looks like Adobe more or less generated a Latin counterpart to Kozua Mincho using Adobe Serif MM. On the other hand, I get the impression that many Latin counterparts to Japanese typefaces are designed in a similar style. Especially those who are designed in Japan. A kind of middle-of-the-road Century Old Style design with a large x-height and a weight that is too light. The weight and proportions of such typefaces may be a good-enough-match to Japanese Mincho, but they are often too light to serve as a decent text typeface for readers of the Latin script.

TGabriel: The typeface in the sample you posted looks as if someone tried to create a monospaced version of Times Roman. Smells like ‘default design’.

donshottype's picture

Very helpful Albert. So lets look for a version of Times Roman that fits the letter-forms better than the usual suspects. There is a matching g in the version designed by Francesco Simoncini and W. Bilz in 1965, for Ludwig & Mayer and now sold in digital form by Bitstream as Life. So lets try a compressed version of Life [80%]


Part way there. Closer than Kozuka Mincho Extra Light.
Can see how selective widening of some glyphs, such as j, and narrowing of others, such as m and w, while keeping the weight could make a monospace.
Don

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