~ashton314/iosevka-output

A custom Iosevka build modeled after the lovely Input Mono font: wide (extended) characters, legible glyphs, and tightened line spacing

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#Iosevka Output

A custom build of the Iosevka font modeled after the lovely Input Mono font.

#Description

I have loved using Input Mono: it's such a nice font. However, it doesn't have the biggest character set. Moreover, its license isn't open. I respect that, and if I had a bunch of money, I would absolutely love to buy a license. But until I strike it rich, I can't use Input on my blog.

So, here's a stab at making Iosevka look as much like Input as I can. I recommend using the "extended" font, but some people like really narrow programming fonts. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

To use this in Emacs, you can set the following on your default face:

(:weight normal :height 130 :width expanded :family "Iosevka Output")

(I recommend using font size 13; it matches almost perfectly with Input size 12.)

Some tweaks I've made to Iosevka:

  • The line height is a little smaller to better match Input's default 1.2x line spacing option. It's a little taller to accommodate Iosevka's taller glyphs, but it's not too far off.
  • Parenthesis height has been shortened to match Input better.
  • Some number styles look better than what Input provides, IMO.

#Font families

There are three font families included here:

  • Iosevka Output

    A fixed-width font with good, legible character styles.

  • Iosevka Output Reader

    Another fixed-width font, but characters like the em-dash (—) or arrows (→) are longer. This makes for a more pleasant reading experience. (I use this in Emacs Org-mode, as well as when editing Markdown.)

  • Iosevka Prose

    A quasi-proportional font with a few tweaks to make Iosevka a little nicer for reading/writing prose. Characters like "m" are longer and "i" are narrower.

#License and usage

No warranty. Do what you want with this. I'm no typographer, so don't take any of my advice as authoritative.

NOTE THAT THE LICENSE ONLY REFERS TO MY PRIVATE BUILD CONFIG. IOSEVKA HAS ITS OWN LICENSE.