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quantized

Quantized typefaces limit the width of every glyph to a fixed number of potential values (as opposed to allowing every glyph its own natural width). For example, some quantized typefaces are mostly monospaced but allow especially narrow or wide characters additional width settings. Some historical type systems like the Monotype machine or IBM’s Selectric typewriter also use quantized unit systems for glyph widths to simplify layout calculations and/or limit mechanical complexity.

Variable fonts tagged with “quantized”

8 results

Halvar Flex

  • Halvar Flex
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
  • Halvar Stencil Flex
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
10 160
50 150
0 24
10 50

An industrial sans with nods to typefaces based on blunt geometry like DIN 1451. Ilya Ruderman, Yury Ostromentsky, and Maria Doreuli consulted on the Cyrillic. Kostas Bartsokas consulted on the Greek. Alphabet Type assisted with post-production.

The variable versions of Halvar are currently in beta stage and available by request.

Tags: sans, geometric, dingbats, gaspipe, gothic, monoline, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, multiplexed weight, quantized, straight-sided
Design:Lisa Fischbach, Jakob Runge, Nils Thomsen, Paul Eslage
Publisher:TypeMates
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic, Greek
Released:2019-06-25
Licensing:By request

Recursive

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1
0 1
300 1000
-15 0
0 1

A variable type system for code and user interface design, with the option to vary between monospaced and proportional glyph widths, as well as standard tech-y forms and expressive brush-like forms.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, script, brush, code, feature variations, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, multiplexed weight, plump/convex, quantized, straight-sided, unusual variation, upright italic, upright script
Design:Stephen Nixon
Publisher:Arrow Type
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2019-06-19
Updated:2021-04-01
Licensing:Open source

TINY

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 300

A mostly-monospaced dot-matrix typeface based on the smallest type size of 5 dots on the HandJet EBS-250 hand-held printer. Includes several sets of stylistic alternate glyphs, with different dot configurations and widths.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, modular, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, pixel, quantized, spurless, straight-sided
Design:Jack Halten Fahnestock
Publisher:Velvetyne Type Foundry
Characters:Latin, dingbats/emoji
Released:2019-04-04
Licensing:Open source

Dunkel Sans

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    가나다라마바사아자차카타파하
700 1000

​An extra heavy typeface originally inspired by hand-lettering from a 1950s Korean movie poster. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, cartoon, flared/concave, monospaced, quantized, woman-designed
Design:Minjoo Ham
Publisher:Minjoo Ham
Characters:Latin, Hangul
Released:2018-12-29
Updated:2020-06-25
Licensing:Paid/commercial

iA Writer

  • iA Writer Mono
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • iA Writer Mono Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • iA Writer Duo
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • iA Writer Duo Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • iA Writer Quattro
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • iA Writer Quattro Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
400 700
0 150

The iA Writer fonts, made for the iA Writer app, are a modification of ​IBM Plex, originally designed by Bold Monday with Mike Abbink at IBM. The Mono fonts match glyph widths for all characters. Duo allows an additional glyph width for letters that are otherwise cramped. Quattro uses 4 glyph widths, approaching a standard proportional typeface.

Tags: body text, sans, some serifs, code, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, neo-grotesque, pinched joints, quantized
Design:Oliver Reichenstein, Bold Monday, Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan, Pieter van Rosmalen
Publisher:Information Architects Inc.
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic, Vietnamese
Released:2018-12-21
Licensing:Bundled, Open source

Plastic

  • Plastic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Plastic (with OpenType stylistic alternates enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
0 1000
0 1000

​A monospaced typeface with unusual variable serifs that create chain-like forms, inspired by plastic Cečka toys that were popular in communist Czechoslovakia. Includes a set of double-wide capitals as stylistic alternate glyphs.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, sans, some serifs, futuristic/sci-fi, monoline, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, quantized, rectangular, retractable serifs, rounded, spur serifs, stencil, straight-sided, unusual variation, vertex spread, woman-designed
Design:Ivana Palečková, Jitka Janečková
Publisher:Ivana Palečková, Jitka Janečková
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-11-08
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial