… fonts


tuesday, 16 april 2024

grokking koreader – i have sung the praises about the Kobo Libra 2 since purchasing it almost two years ago, shortly after its release—replacing my Kindle Oasis as my daily driver for consuming digital content. Both ereaders ... shadows and light

wednesday, 13 march 2024

koreader user patches – koreader is a comprehensive ereader app. There is very little to want for it. The degree of end user control it provides is so vast, many who install KOReader are quickly overwhelmed by the plethora ... shadows and light

wednesday, 21 february 2024

adrift font – following hot on the recent cell width tunings for the serifless capital I and lower case l, comes the adrift font with cell width adjustments for the lower case hooked glyphs.. adrift is ... shadows and light

saturday, 10 february 2024

drift font duo – tired eyes are an effective test of typeface readability. Even a favourite font gets more closely scrutinized under less than ideal reading conditions in the wee hours of the night. And so it was ... shadows and light

wednesday, 27 december 2023

mirrored asymmetric font – the visual geometric minimalism and “flow” of the asymmetric lower case t propelled the grote font to the default ereading font with KOReader. Its geometric form invited experimentation with its orientation—counter to the convention ... shadows and light

monday, 6 november 2023

asymmetric font trio – “flat” fonts and the asymmetric lower case t have become my main focus of late—the increased air between lines taking precedence over earlier typefaces using extended/descending glyphs. A different feel that i have settled on ... shadows and light

monday, 16 october 2023

2023-10-16 – still more font changes. Though, it feels like the journey has finally reached an end, near full circle to a geometric sans serif font. While the Atkinson Hyperlegible Font played a large role in ... the darnedest thing

monday, 9 october 2023

word spacing – this topic will be short—a strong indicator that the dyslexic font variants presented on this site is coming to an end :) When the dyslexic font exploration began, a word spacing of Space 2x was used ... shadows and light

tuesday, 3 october 2023

grote font – The asymmetrical lower case t of the groot and related fonts is, quite possibly, the final glyph substitution (available from the Iosevka project) to aid dyslexic readability. groot IMO is both a beautiful and highly ... shadows and light

wednesday, 27 september 2023

the holy graal – the groot font has recently found favour as my go to ereading font with its singular descending caps I flair—the signature glyph that dominates my reading and writing typefaces. It was only a matter of ... shadows and light

friday, 11 august 2023

groot font – with the addition of the toothless double-storey lower case a to the descending caps typefaces, i realized i lacked a font with non-descending caps. Enter the typograffic font variant.. the groot font with the ... shadows and light

thursday, 10 august 2023

umu font – a grail font perhaps? As always, just when i think i am finally done.. The toothless double-storey lower case a of the mu font font and the single-storey a of the upsilon font produce ... shadows and light

sunday, 30 july 2023

font repos – this page was created to centralize OneDrive shared links (which i seem to be able to break periodically).. OneDrive Fonts Earlier font typefaces and variants can be found in the archive folder.. though ... colophon

thursday, 20 july 2023

mu font – descending caps, since becoming enamoured with the descending serifless I variant of the typograffic font (with Iota), had become the focus of the latest font development. The expressiveness rendered to the typefaces by these unique descenders combined with dyslexic readability ... shadows and light

thursday, 22 june 2023

ypsilon – from the Iota font springs the Ypsilon font.. which is its fraternal twin (or complement) with descenders applied to the vertical center strokes of the upper case T and Y—more easily discerned with fontmatrix**.. **The ... shadows and light

wednesday, 24 may 2023

font trio revisited – Iota rapidly established itself as the default font on my ereader. It is a very unique yet highly readable font and sported the single-storey lower case a which i am drawn to for the added openness it renders ... shadows and light

saturday, 4 march 2023

2023-03-04 – it’s rare to have an entry here. But 2023 appears to be a year of changes. This all started innocently in 2022 with the acquisition of a Supernote A5X.. the intent, to delve deeper into digital journaling—eink ... shadows and light

thursday, 12 january 2023

iota – typograffic has been my favourite font of late.. the culmination of two years of font experimentation—beginning innocently with a monospaced facsimile of the Atkinson Hyperlegible Font (for coding) and expanding into (too) numerous variants as an ereader font ... shadows and light

saturday, 12 november 2022

quasimono – the Iosevka font is the source from which all monospaced fonts on this site have been created from. It is one of the most actively maintained fonts available today, whose source code origins have been further expanded ... shadows and light

tuesday, 6 september 2022

monolexic timeline – for anyone who has stumbled upon this site’s discourse on fonts and readability, this page attempts to graphically summarize the evolution of these monolexic fonts. See also quasimono for the quasi-proportional variants. monospaced atkinson hyperlegible this ... shadows and light

saturday, 13 august 2022

dyslexic variations – among other things, this is an attempt to normalize the various MonoLexic fonts created on this site, removing redundant alias font naming and, instead, assigning custom Space cell widths to those font names—i still harbour a fondness for ... shadows and light

thursday, 11 august 2022

gotchas – a random collection of code fragments used to solve various *nix installation problems encountered over time, after upgrades, etc. I have been meaning to keep a journal of little fixes but, up until now, never ... colophon

tuesday, 5 july 2022

grotesk – completes the evolution of the monospaced dyslexic fonts and their unique set of asymmetric glyphs and double cell width characters—adding a tweaked cap height to the Unolexic font. By increasing the cap (capital) height—a very small ... shadows and light

tuesday, 12 april 2022

typo' asymmetry – for the interested, this entry encapsulates the machinations and rationalizations that accompanied the development of the dyslexic fonts for ereaders (and my reading enjoyment in particular) as described on this site. design Typefaces such as OpenDyslexic address ... shadows and light

saturday, 9 april 2022

unolexic – is an homage to the Universal Grotesk font—possibly the first geometric sans font. With Uno constucted from its name to echo its firm relationship to Monolexic. :) Monolexic, having long morphed from its original Atkinson Hyperlegible ... shadows and light

thursday, 24 march 2022

monolexic type – along the way, the consolidated write-up on the Monolexic font accumulated more revisions than i had anticipated as the original Hyperlegible Font was iteratively tweaked to address dyslexia. Having “arrived” at this final release of Monolexic (famous ... shadows and light

saturday, 19 march 2022

2022-03-19 – font creep. completion. It took awhile but, save for the title font (which is safe for now), all the other fonts used on this site originate from the work done on the Monolexic font and the ... the darnedest thing

thursday, 24 february 2022

arriving at the libra 2 – i have sung the praises of the Amazon Kindle Oasis. It is still the flagship ereader in the Amazon line-up despite the recent update to the Kindle Paperwhite. At the same time, Rakuten Kobo released the ... shadows and light

tuesday, 22 february 2022

2022-02-22 – it was inevitable.. from the development of.. my original monospaced coding font based on the Atkinson Hyperlegible Font for the visually impaired to the ereader variant of that font further enhanced for dyslexia ... the darnedest thing

thursday, 11 november 2021

hyperlegible dyslexic – this page consolidates the various font customizations applied to the Iosevka font used on this site, my Kindle and computers. Essentially, the configuration customizations elucidated in the various articles are relisted here in this single source for ease of reference ... shadows and light

tuesday, 28 september 2021

kustom watch face – klwp allows for endless customization of the android interface. More amazingly, once one becomes familiar with the tool, it is easy to trial changes in an iterative fashion. With the blank background of my particular wallpaper, it ... shadows and light

tuesday, 21 september 2021

monolexic – a recent thread on reddit piqued my interest and made me ponder how the Monolegible font might be improved for the ereader. The Kindle already comes bundled with the OpenDyslexlic font which, like many so-called dyslexic fonts, ... shadows and light

saturday, 11 september 2021

monolegible – i have been living with my mock up of a monospaced Atkinson Hyperlegible font now for some weeks. First, by simply substituting the Iosevka character variants that most closely matched their Hyperlegible counterparts, then a much lengthier concerted effort ... shadows and light

tuesday, 7 september 2021

quasilegible – a quasi-proportional spaced Iosevka typeface. This option has been available for the last several major versions of the font but i did not get the impression that all character variants were available—possibly due to an incomplete or incorrect ... shadows and light

tuesday, 10 august 2021

the look – for this site was originally inspired by a wiki based web app called Nanoki written in Lua, a scripting language I had been investigating at the time. The clean monochromatic layout of its original example ... colophon

sunday, 25 july 2021

2021-07-25 – with the focus on font type legibility satisfied (on my desktops, ereaders and web site), it was time to address the resultant aesthetic of this site. So, with some further CSS tweaking and server side magic.. ... the darnedest thing

thursday, 8 july 2021

2021-07-08 – my descent into all things fonts continues.. Unica One, a condensed unicase sans serif typeface which this site has used for awhile for subtitle headings, while adding a unique contrast to the Major Mono Display titles, lacked high ... the darnedest thing

saturday, 3 april 2021

iosevka hyperlegible – iosevka is hands down my favourite monospaced font for programming, writing, desktop.. everything in my day to day computer workflow. It can be installed in many pre-built typeface flavours. But what i love most about Iosevka is ... shadows and light

friday, 19 march 2021

2021-03-19 – the last entry was about fonts. Fonts for this site’s look. Covid continues to be a time in which reading books (when not immersed in the web) fills the day. More so i have found ... the darnedest thing

tuesday, 16 march 2021

an oasis – in the time of Covid-19, there has been a lot of time for contemplation and reading. Towards that, ereaders have been indispensable with the closure of public libraries, allowing access to a wealth of digital material from the ... shadows and light

saturday, 2 january 2021

2021-01-02 – fonts. Fonts. FONTS. Without them, the keyboard layouts detailed here would all be rather moot. At least for me. A sort of the chicken or the egg dilemma. Keyboard keys might caress the fingers but fonts! ... the darnedest thing

thursday, 12 november 2020

tt-rss dfm – i am a massive consumer of syndicated web feeds. This allows me to collect and filter web content in digest mode without need for maintaining and visiting bookmarked pages of web sites of interest. Over time, close to ... colophon

friday, 26 july 2019

conky qclocktwo – the statement design of QClockTwo was popularized on Linux desktops with mowgli-writes conky port. i adapted this as a screensaver with an opaque black background (and the much better looking Noto Sans Mono ... shadows and light

saturday, 20 july 2019

2019-07-20 – like the normalization of keyboard layouts across the various matrix and split keyboards used.. qcocktwo’s Major Mono Display font eventually made its way to the Tiny Tiny RSS banner theme.. and ... the darnedest thing

friday, 9 november 2018

2018-11-09 – changes fast and furious. The look continues to garner attention—influenced, in part, by my Kindle ereader font themes (Futura) and a desire to impart a less “technical” look to this site. On the keyboard ... the darnedest thing

sunday, 28 october 2018

2018-10-28 – lots of changes under the hood. First and foremost, the look, gets a facelift with more modern fonts and corresponding page layout changes. The site search limitations have been effectively removed. Not only were ... the darnedest thing

tuesday, 15 march 2016

ricing – or customizing one’s computer desktop is more than just changing a desktop wallpaper or GUI theme for *nix users, though, it often begins with such. Ricing commonly includes matching the terminal colours and desktop ... colophon

sunday, 31 january 2016

rofi – refactoring the dmenu scripts afforded revisiting rofi, a dmenu substitute. It didn’t get much of a look previously as it didn’t work out of the box when simply dropped into my dmenu wrapper. Back then, ... colophon

rofi columns – converting from dmenu to rofi, it turns out, proved to be just the beginning. Its extended dmenu feature set refocused attention on the format possibilities of the menu content—not that there was anything dmenu restricted. ... colophon

tuesday, 24 february 2015

dmenu – while tiling window managers are my preferred desktop environment to work in, it is dmenu that is the glue and allows my workflow to be completely keyboard driven. With simple keybindings defined in the sxhkdrc ... colophon

saturday, 21 february 2015

herbstluftwm – herbstluft is German for “autumn air” and a unique moniker for a tiling window manager. It differs from bspwm which I have been using extensively for quite awhile now, in that, it is a manual ... colophon

herbstluftwm hiding – i find myself using the hide/restore window function outlined here often enough that it merited updating the Conky desktop in some fashion to reflect the presence of hidden windows associated with the desktop in focus. ... colophon

tuesday, 10 february 2015

readability – was originally released by arc90 as a Java bookmarklet which reformatted web pages for reading, devoid of the increasingly distracting artefacts adorning web pages. Coined Readability, it spawned similar content applications, such as Readable. ... shadows and light

tuesday, 13 january 2015

bspwm not bar – one of bspwm’s alluring features is the gymnastics it can perform with simple shell scripts. Status bars identifying the desktop in focus and displaying system information are common amongst tiling window managers because desktop ... colophon   [comments]

tuesday, 6 january 2015

urxvt – after having used gnome-terminal, terminator, xfce4-terminal, roxterm, lxterm, sakura and a host of xterm variants, I have finally settled on URxvt. I had toyed superficially with it over the years but never got it working ... colophon