Comic Mono | comic-mono-font

A legible monospace font… the very typeface you’ve been trained to recognize since childhood. This font is a fork of Shannon Miwa’s Comic Shanns (version 1).


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Differences from Comic Shanns

  1. All glyphs have been adjusted to have exactly the same width (using code based on monospacifier).
  2. The glyph metrics have been adjusted to make it display better alongside system font, based on Cousine’s metrics.
  3. The name is changed to Comic Mono.
  4. A bold version of the font is generated using FontForge’s Embolden operation.

I have no font creation skills; I’m just a software developer. This font family is created by patching the original font, Comic Shanns (v1), using a Python script, generate.py.

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#!/usr/bin/env python2
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

"""
Generates the Comic Mono font files based on Comic Shanns font.
Required files:
- vendor/comic-shanns.otf
- vendor/Cousine-Regular.ttf
Based on:
- monospacifier: https://github.com/cpitclaudel/monospacifier/blob/master/monospacifier.py
- YosemiteAndElCapitanSystemFontPatcher: https://github.com/dtinth/YosemiteAndElCapitanSystemFontPatcher/blob/master/bin/patch
"""
import os
import re
import sys
reload(sys)
sys.setdefaultencoding('UTF8')
import fontforge
import psMat
import unicodedata
def height(font):
return float(font.capHeight)
def adjust_height(source, template, scale):
source.selection.all()
source.transform(psMat.scale(height(template) / height(source)))
for attr in ['ascent', 'descent',
'hhea_ascent', 'hhea_ascent_add',
'hhea_linegap',
'hhea_descent', 'hhea_descent_add',
'os2_winascent', 'os2_winascent_add',
'os2_windescent', 'os2_windescent_add',
'os2_typoascent', 'os2_typoascent_add',
'os2_typodescent', 'os2_typodescent_add',
]:
setattr(source, attr, getattr(template, attr))
source.transform(psMat.scale(scale))
font = fontforge.open('vendor/comic-shanns.otf')
ref = fontforge.open('vendor/Cousine-Regular.ttf')
for g in font.glyphs():
uni = g.unicode
category = unicodedata.category(unichr(uni)) if 0 <= uni <= sys.maxunicode else None
if g.width > 0 and category not in ['Mn', 'Mc', 'Me']:
target_width = 510
if g.width != target_width:
delta = target_width - g.width
g.left_side_bearing += delta / 2
g.right_side_bearing += delta - g.left_side_bearing
g.width = target_width
font.familyname = 'Comic Mono'
font.version = '0.1.1'
font.comment = 'https://github.com/dtinth/comic-mono-font'
font.copyright = 'https://github.com/dtinth/comic-mono-font/blob/master/LICENSE'
adjust_height(font, ref, 0.875)
font.sfnt_names = [] # Get rid of 'Prefered Name' etc.
font.fontname = 'ComicMono'
font.fullname = 'Comic Mono'
font.generate('ComicMono.ttf')
font.selection.all()
font.fontname = 'ComicMono-Bold'
font.fullname = 'Comic Mono Bold'
font.weight = 'Bold'
font.changeWeight(32, "LCG", 0, 0, "squish")
font.generate('ComicMono-Bold.ttf')

CDN

You can use this font in your web pages by including the stylesheet. CDN is provided by jsDelivr.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/comic-mono@0.0.1/index.css">

npm Package

The contents of this package is also published to npm, although the font files are not optimized. See fontsource package (below) for a better option.

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License

It is licensed under the MIT License.


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