Typeface Design Specimen
Year

2017

Version

1.00

Ezra Display Mono is a color-blind accessible typeface designed for the Integrated Development Environment.

Available for Download

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Background
The proposal of a workhorse monospaced typeface designed to assist users* with color vision deficiency. The most distinguishable features of this typeface comes from the variations in each letterform. Combining the capabilities of Python Scripts + OTF,
users typing in a specific string of characters into their text editors, will trigger the computer to output the alternative character sets. This fundamental property will assist color-blind users distinguish between the nuances of programming languages eg. HTML, CSS.

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Features
Stroke Contrast

Ezra Display features minimal stroke contrast, allowing letterforms to retain key features when viewed at further distances. This increases legibility at smaller display sizes.

Character Width

Letterforms occupy an identical 600 units of horizontal space. Kerning for combined word optimization is achieved by adjusting the characters position inside the glyph.

Typeface Anatomy

At 550 units, increasing the x-height by 10% enhances the characters legibility at smaller font sizes.

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Counter Shape

Wider counter openings ensure that at further distances, the negative space around the letterforms experience less compression.

Terminal

Ezra Display Mono features terminal endings drawn at 0° and 30° angles. This feature preserves curved stroke endings while keeping counter spaces open.

Stylistic Alternatives

Ezra Display Mono currently features several letterform variations, a majority which are currently under development. Triggering alternate character sets will assist color-blind users distinguish between the nuances in the programming languages.


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Waterfalls
Caption

A village compares his hangover. The hammer hunts a liquid. The country decks the listener. The loyal burst disappears across a household. The synthesis appropriates a dilemma. A culprit buggers a sarcasm.

Body

Does the shutdown pulse? The referendum supposes the mill. Another genre dines above an arrow! A photograph bends the prayer into the misplaced bible. When can the forest disguise the rival? Opposite the vessel persists the gas. The heterosexual shifts? The digital custom parades past the search. Can the plastic proposition a valve? The variance dices the backed radical into its news. An approval ducks.

Heading

An unwelcome kiss steals the pitfall. A fond diagram chooses into the pragmatic gutter. Does the postage volunteer?

14px

When can whatever head sell the owing critic? Throughout the mania slides a sky. Can the abstract violence multiply? A deaf chapel eggs the chancellor past an imagined garden. The worm feels an accepting immortal across a slash. A squashed farmer complains.

16px

The moral bashs against the bit cable on top of the holiday. Should an electric dialect wipe the lighted postage? Her icon bobs? Her zero dies behind the fool! A dealer creams a civilian razor before a pride.

24pt

A terror associates with the passage with the weary peripheral. An underneath digest originates below this anecdote. This rod sleeps outside a pointed drama. Over a boss fishes the digest. The recipient attends? Does a daft afternoon expect the corresponding lesson?

30pt

A space waits below a male. Why can't the laughter object? Inside a circuit graduates the cake. The splendid company briefs another propaganda atom. The proven talent rolls the jam below the cubic paradox.

36pt

Over the bugger clicks a directive pointer. The yeti pokes the dash prison with the chemistry. Should a gender doom the detected worm? The need sings? A liver skips above the rocket. The heterosexual angel pales below the exhausted scream.

48pt

Our beginning jest discusses the unfounded electron. The welcome inertia cages the scotch below an informal aircraft. The repaired damage swallows beneath the retail strength. The higher deposit overlaps.


Atom Development Environment

Bash Terminal

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Character Set
Latin Uppercase & Lowercase
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
E
E
F
F
G
G
H
H
I
I
J
J
K
K
L
L
M
M
N
N
O
O
P
P
Q
Q
R
R
S
S
T
T
U
U
V
V
W
W
X
X
Y
Y
Y
Z
a
a
b
b
c
c
d
d
e
e
f
f
g
g
h
h
i
i
j
j
k
k
l
l
m
m
n
n
o
o
p
p
q
q
r
r
s
s
t
t
u
u
v
v
w
w
x
x
y
y
z
z
Modifiers
´
´
ˆ
ˆ
ˇ
ˇ
˘
˘
˙
˙
˚
˚
¸
¸
˜
˜
¨
¨
¯
¯
Math & Numbers
0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
+
+
=
=
<
<
>
>
±
±
x
x
÷
÷
|
|
¬
¬
Symbols & Punctuation
*
*
\
\
@
@
·
·
:
:
,
,
!
!
¡
¡
#
#
?
?
"
"
'
'
;
;
/
/
_
_
{
{
}
}
[
[
]
]
(
(
)
)
-
-
«
«
»
»
°
°
¦
¦

Ezra Display Mono was designed by Zilin Deng

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