(x) "All college day" two-storey g sans - Monotype.com (Andale Mono) {Chester}

Tim Brown's picture

Can anyone identify this typeface? This is the only sample I have.

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marcox's picture

Boy, there are *lots* of humanist sans out there these days. Two that came to mind, but are not the exact face you're after:

FF Kievit
http://www.fontshop.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=verity.search&font_categori...

Spiegel (from Lucas Fonts)
http://www.fontshop.com/?fuseaction=catalog.fontpackage&searchby=manufac...

pattyfab's picture

Yeah, bears some resemblance also to The Sans and Scala Sans but I can't put my finger on it either.

crossgrove's picture

a, g, e and y are right out of Andale Mono. Others are either edited Andale Mono or borrowed from somewhere else.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Couldn't believe that g belongs to the other shapes. Went to check. Am I alone in thinking the g is too small?

.'s picture

Could this be the pre-Andale, non-monospaced font called "Monotype.com"?

knap's picture

chester, do you know any web location with download option for that 'Monotype.com' font?
knap

Spire's picture

Monotype.com is what early versions of Andale Mono licensed to Microsoft used to be called. There is no difference between the two.

The latest version of Monotype.com that I have is 1.20, last modified in April 1998. The latest version of Andale Mono that I have is 2.00, last modified in November 1998. Both are OpenType fonts containing 659 glyphs over five Unicode ranges and 21 code pages.

.'s picture

Knap, I had done a perfunctory Google search for the font, which was not successful... Spire, I thought that Monotype.com was a proportional design, unlike Andale's tabular/monospace nature. I could well be wrong. Perhaps someone from Monotype is lurking and can put us out of our (collective) misery.

Spire's picture

I'm looking at my copy of Monotype.com right now, and I can tell you that it is identical to Andale Mono.

knap's picture

Then c, o, and d are picked from other font.
knap

crossgrove's picture

Or, the non-matching glyphs were edited.

.'s picture

Could be, Crossgrove. In which case, I would think that the c, o, and d were actually pretty workable in the original. Oh well...

Tim Brown's picture

Thank you all very much for your help.

Si_Daniels's picture

As background on the Monotype.com back to Andale switch, the Web fonts were beginning to be merged into Windows, and the program manager thought that using the Monotype.com name wasn't appropriate, there were also concerns about referencing a font name with a '.' in computer code. We did have the period and slash changed at some point, not sure if this was before, after, or coincidental with the name change.

Si

edit - should have been "space and slash" not "period and slash"

Spire's picture

It was before the name change. The period and slash in Monotype.com 1.20 are both identical to the ones in the current version of Andale Mono.

crossgrove's picture

Says Chester got that one. Oh no he di-ent! I called that one 4 replies in. Don't be trippin foo!

.'s picture

You're just jealous. :-P I'll share my chocolate bar with you. (It's a KitKat.)

crossgrove's picture

Check the facts, dude, I was there first. Kit Kat is milk chocolate anyway. Gross.

;D

.'s picture

Please, Ms or Mr Moderator: credit Mr Crossgrove with the spotting. I don't want to be responsible for the Chocolate Brawl of '06.

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