2021-01-09 09:38

Roboto Mono 'l' legibility

b/35848619 requested change:

Change the lowercase L in Roboto Mono to a reverse S shape, like Andale Mono or Monaco have; Roboto Mono has clearer distinction between lowercase L and 1 than Courier does, but the reverse-S type of L is clearer still.


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  • weixin_39963287 weixin_39963287 3月前

    Priority High was given in March, now it is December eve.

    I could hardly refrain from quoting Shakespeare’s Hamlet (act 1, scene 4):

    MARCELLUS Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

    Wiktionary explains this passage as follows

    If the authorities knew about the problems and chose not to prevent them, then clearly something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

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  • weixin_39834154 weixin_39834154 3月前

    I'd be ecstatic if the lowercase L simply had the bottom tail to match the curves of the lowercase J. When might this issue be resolved (by reverse S, bottom tail, or whatever)?

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  • weixin_39918084 weixin_39918084 3月前

    Roboto Mono has been unmaintained for many years but will soon have sources published as UFO with a new variable font build

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  • weixin_39918084 weixin_39918084 3月前

    A user wrote me to say,

    the glyph is available in Roboto Mono as l.it (no OpenType features are assigned to this glyph).

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