Fedra Mono Screen

Design concept

All the characters of Fedra Mono share the same widths, which makes it suitable for tabular setting when the layout benefits from vertical alignment of the characters. Typical examples would be spreadsheets, computer code, or use in correspondence.

Fedra Mono Screen in 10pt rendered on Windows XP Fedra Mono Screen in 10pt rendered on Windows XP without ClearType (default XP settings)

Screen Optimised

This TrueType version of Fedra Mono has been specially engineered and optimised for exceptional readability on the computer monitor. This small family of two weights combines art, craft and engineering to achieve crystal-clear results on-screen using a system of ‘hinting instructions’. Fedra Sans Screen has been hinted both for the ClearType and greyscale rasterizer, ensuring that the fonts work well on both LCD and CRT monitors.
More about screen optimising

Rendering of an unhinted font on Windows XP, at 12 ppem, magnified to 200% Rendering of an hinted font  on Windows XP, at 12 ppem, magnified to 200% Unhinted (above) and hinted font (below) rendered at 12 ppem on Windows XP, magnified to 200%

Hinting Type

Fedra Mono Screen has been hinted in both directions (Horizontal & Vertical) for the Black and White, Grey-scale rendering, and ClearType rasterizers.
Black & White hinting  Grey-Scale hinting ClearType hinting

Styles & Numerals

Fedra Mono Screen comes in four styles. The font weights are style linked, so clicking B in Microsoft Word switches to Fedra Mono Screen Bold, and I switches to Italics. Because the fonts were optimised for office environment, they do not contain OpenType features that are standard for other Typotheque fonts.

Fedra Mono Screen includes Tabular numerals, so the figures line up vertically when set in tables. Tabular numerals are those where each numeral has the same character width.

Fedra Mono Screen tabular numerals
The numerals in Fedra Mono Screen are monospaced across weights, so numbers can be aligned vertically.

Authors

Fedra Mono was designed in 2002 by Peter Biľak. Between 2003 and 2012, Ivo Biľak has meticulously hand-hinted the fonts.