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Fixed Width Font Issue

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to design a label using Futura Fixed-Width.

I'm not entirely sure if this looks OK or if I should change the tracking to make it look better (I'm not a pro designer!).

Any suggestions on how this text could be spaced better or is it fine??

Thanks for helping out.

All the best..


Assuming a typeface which defaults to proportional figures, do you think it’s sane and user-friendly to adjust more characters than just digits when fixed-width, tabular `tnum` numerals get activated? I’m thinking about making currency and other symbols the same width as figures then, so they align properly.

feature tnum {
  @digits = [zero one two three four five six seven eight nine];
  @digits.pnum = @digits;
  @digits.tnum = [zero.tnum one.tnum two.tnum three.tnum four.tnum five.tnum six.tnum seven.tnum eight.tnum nine.tnum];
  sub @digits.pnum by @digits.tnum;
  lookup units {
    @currencysymbols = [dollar cent sterling currency yen Euro]
    @unitsymbols = [percent @currencysymbols]

Hi typophiles! I've been looking frantically for this font. A printer told me it is an old letterpress font used several decades ago. I'm very keen to get my hands on the digital equivalent.

It seems like a fixed-width sans. It reminds me of the typeface used for embossing serial numbers in metal plates.

Hope you guys can help me out.


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