Posts tagged ‘menlo’

An iOS 4 disappointment

My biggest disappointment with iOS 4 isn’t the somewhat clumsy double-click required to use fast app switching, it’s the lack of a decent monospaced font. Monospaced fonts are usually thought of as programmers’ fonts, but they’re helpful any time you need vertical alignment of plain text. Many of the files I keep in Simplenote are…


Such a Mensch

It seems that Robey Pointer, one of the Twitter guys, has made some changes to Apple’s monospaced Menlo font. He calls the new(ish) font Mensch and has released it for all to use.1 Let’s take a look. Menlo, as you may recall, is Apple’s redesign of Bitstream’s freely available Vera Sans Mono font. Here’s an…