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|[http://apl385.com/fonts/index.htm APL385 Unicode]||[http://apl385.com/fonts/apl385.zip Adrian Smith]||A fun, whimsical look, inspired by Comic Sans Serif.||
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|[http://apl385.com/fonts/index.htm APL385 Unicode]||[http://apl385.com/fonts/apl385.zip Adrian Smith]||Inspired by Comic Sans Serif.||
 
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| [http://www.dyalog.com/aplx.htm APLX Upright] || [https://www.dyalog.com/uploads/aplx/aplx_unicode.ttf Dyalog] || A monospaced grotesque font, reminiscent of Akzidenz-Grotesk.||
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| [http://www.microapl.com/apl/learn_apl.html APLX Upright] || [http://www.microapl.co.uk/download/aplx_unicode.ttf MicroAPL] || A monospaced grotesque font, reminiscent of Akzidenz-Grotesk.||
 
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|[https://www.nerdfonts.com/ DejaVu Sans Mono Nerd]||[https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/v2.0.0/patched-fonts/DejaVuSansMono/Regular/complete/DejaVu%20Sans%20Mono%20Nerd%20Font%20Complete%20Mono.ttf AUR]|| DejaVu Sans Mono patched with a high number of extra glyphs.||[[File:DejaVu Sans Mono.png|none]]
 
|[https://www.nerdfonts.com/ DejaVu Sans Mono Nerd]||[https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/v2.0.0/patched-fonts/DejaVuSansMono/Regular/complete/DejaVu%20Sans%20Mono%20Nerd%20Font%20Complete%20Mono.ttf AUR]|| DejaVu Sans Mono patched with a high number of extra glyphs.||[[File:DejaVu Sans Mono.png|none]]
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| [https://www.evertype.com/emono/ Everson Mono] || [https://www.evertype.com/emono/evermono-beta.zip Evertype] (shareware) || A simple font, quite legible at sizes as small as 4 points. || [[File:Everson Mono.png|none]]
 
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| [https://www.kreativekorp.com/software/fonts/fairfax.shtml Fairfax] || rowspan=2|[https://www.kreativekorp.com/swdownload/fonts/relaybm/fairfax.zip KreativeKorp] || Regular/Bold/Italic 6×12 bitmap font supporting many characters. || [[File:Fairfax.png|none]]
 
| [https://www.kreativekorp.com/software/fonts/fairfax.shtml Fairfax] || rowspan=2|[https://www.kreativekorp.com/swdownload/fonts/relaybm/fairfax.zip KreativeKorp] || Regular/Bold/Italic 6×12 bitmap font supporting many characters. || [[File:Fairfax.png|none]]
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| [https://github.com/rbanffy/3270font IBM 3270] || [https://github.com/rbanffy/3270font/releases/download/v2.2.1/3270_fonts_70de9c7.zip GitHub] || Modern version of a classic [[IBM]] terminal font. || [[File:IBM 3270.png|none|500px]]
 
| [https://github.com/rbanffy/3270font IBM 3270] || [https://github.com/rbanffy/3270font/releases/download/v2.2.1/3270_fonts_70de9c7.zip GitHub] || Modern version of a classic [[IBM]] terminal font. || [[File:IBM 3270.png|none|500px]]
 
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Anonymous Pro Style] || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss02-5.0.4.zip GitHub]||rowspan=7|A slender monospace sans-serif and slab-serif typeface inspired by Pragmata Pro, M+ and PF DIN Mono.||[[File:Iosevka Anonymous Pro.png|none]]
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Iosevka] Anonymous Pro Style || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss02-5.0.4.zip GitHub]||rowspan=7|A slender, highly customisable monospace sans-serif and slab-serif typeface inspired by Pragmata Pro, M+ and PF DIN Mono. This list includes seven ready-made versions, but it is easy to build one's own version too. ||[[File:Iosevka Anonymous Pro.png|none]]
 
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Fira Mono Style] || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss05-5.0.4.zip GitHub] || [[File:Iosevka Fira Mono.png|none]]
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Iosevka] Fira Mono Style || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss05-5.0.4.zip GitHub] || [[File:Iosevka Fira Mono.png|none]]
 
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Pragmata Pro Style] || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss08-5.0.4.zip GitHub] || [[File:Iosevka Pragmata Pro.png|none]]
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Iosevka] Pragmata Pro Style || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss08-5.0.4.zip GitHub] || [[File:Iosevka Pragmata Pro.png|none]]
 
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Source Code Pro Style] || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss09-5.0.4.zip GitHub] || [[File:Iosevka Source Code Pro.png|none]]
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Iosevka] Source Code Pro Style || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss09-5.0.4.zip GitHub] || [[File:Iosevka Source Code Pro.png|none]]
 
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ JetBrains Mono Style] || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss14-5.0.4.zip GitHub] || [[File:Iosevka JetBrains Mono.png|none]]
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Iosevka] JetBrains Mono Style || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss14-5.0.4.zip GitHub] || [[File:Iosevka JetBrains Mono.png|none]]
 
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ IBM Plex Mono Style] || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss15-5.0.4.zip GitHub] || [[File:Iosevka IBM Plex Mono.png|none]]
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Iosevka] IBM Plex Mono Style || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss15-5.0.4.zip GitHub] || [[File:Iosevka IBM Plex Mono.png|none]]
 
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Recursive Mono Style] || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss17-5.0.4.zip GitHub] || [[File:Iosevka Recursive Mono.png|none]]
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Iosevka] Recursive Mono Style || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss17-5.0.4.zip GitHub] || [[File:Iosevka Recursive Mono.png|none]]
 
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| [https://www.fsd.it/shop/fonts/pragmatapro/ PragmataPro] || (commercial) || A condensed font optimized for coding, math and engineering.||
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| [https://codeberg.org/Wezl/fonts poultreMono] || [https://codeberg.org/attachments/042040b4-ca97-4ffe-8401-540d4921e534 Codeberg] || A 5×9 pixel font. || [[File:PoultreMono.png|none]]
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| [https://www.fsd.it/shop/fonts/pragmatapro/ PragmataPro] || (commercial) || A condensed font optimized for coding, mathematics and engineering.||
 
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!Name<br>(website) !! Source<br>(download) !! Description !! Sample
 
!Name<br>(website) !! Source<br>(download) !! Description !! Sample
 
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|[http://apl385.com/fonts/index.htm APL333]|| [http://apl385.com/fonts/apl333.zip Adrian Smith] ||Proportionally spaced version of APL385 Unicode||
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|[http://apl385.com/fonts/index.htm APL333]|| [http://apl385.com/fonts/apl333.zip Adrian Smith] || Proportionally spaced version of APL385 Unicode||
 
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code2000 Code2000] || [https://www.fontspace.com/code2000-font-f13284 FontSpace] || Quirk serif pan-Unicode font. ||  
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code2000 Code2000] || [https://www.fontspace.com/code2000-font-f13284 FontSpace] || Wedge-serif pan-Unicode font. ||  
 
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Iosevka Aile] || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-aile-5.0.4.zip GitHub]|| Proportionally spaced version of Iosevka. ||
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| [https://typeof.net/Iosevka/ Iosevka Etoile] || [https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/download/v5.0.4/ttf-iosevka-fixed-ss02-5.0.4.zip GitHub]|| Proportionally spaced slab-serif version of Iosevka. ||
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| [http://www.quivira-font.com/ Quivira] || [http://www.quivira-font.com/files/Quivira.otf Website] || Serif font supporting many symbols, similar to Garamond. ||  
 
| [http://www.quivira-font.com/ Quivira] || [http://www.quivira-font.com/files/Quivira.otf Website] || Serif font supporting many symbols, similar to Garamond. ||  
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|[https://www.stixfonts.org/ Stix Two Math]||[https://github.com/stipub/stixfonts/archive/v2.0.2.zip GitHub]|| Serif font, broadly compatible with Times New Roman.||
 
|[https://www.stixfonts.org/ Stix Two Math]||[https://github.com/stipub/stixfonts/archive/v2.0.2.zip GitHub]|| Serif font, broadly compatible with Times New Roman.||
 
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|[https://dn-works.com/ufas/ Symbola] || [https://dn-works.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/UFAS-Fonts/Symbola.zip UFAS] (free for personal non-commercial use only) || Supporting many scripts and symbols, similar to Computer Modern. || [[File:Screenshot 2021-03-19 Screenshot.png|none]]
 
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[[File:APLTypeBall.jpg|thumb|right|The APL typeball]]
 
[[File:APLTypeBall.jpg|thumb|right|The APL typeball]]
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== Historical anecdote ==
 
== Historical anecdote ==
 
Using [[IBM]]'s [[APL\360]] required the use of the [[wikipedia:IBM_2741#APL\360|IBM 2741]] or [[wikipedia:IBM 1050|IBM 1050]] printing terminal with an APL [[wikipedia:type ball|type ball]]. The APL2741 font is based directly on this type ball.
 
Using [[IBM]]'s [[APL\360]] required the use of the [[wikipedia:IBM_2741#APL\360|IBM 2741]] or [[wikipedia:IBM 1050|IBM 1050]] printing terminal with an APL [[wikipedia:type ball|type ball]]. The APL2741 font is based directly on this type ball.
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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{{APL development}}[[Category:APL character set]]
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Latest revision as of 16:38, 19 March 2021

With the prevalence of Unicode, many systems render APL legibly out-of-the-box. However, for a uniform appearance, the font should be designed with APL in mind.[1] This article lists some fonts that are suited for APL.

Monospace

Name
(website)
Source
(download)
Description Sample
APL2 Unicode IBM Straight from IBM typewriter terminals with oblique letters.
APL2 Unicode.png
APL385 Unicode Adrian Smith Inspired by Comic Sans Serif.
APL385 Unicode.png
APL386 Unicode GitHub APL385 Unicode with fewer issues and more accented characters.
APL386 Unicode.png
BQN386 Unicode GitHub Re-hinted APL386 Unicode with harmonised glyphs and support for BQN.
APL386 Unicode.png
APLX Upright MicroAPL A monospaced grotesque font, reminiscent of Akzidenz-Grotesk.
APLX Upright.png
Courier APL2 Unicode IBM The classic Courier typewriter font, extended with APL symbols.
Courier APL2 Unicode.png
DejaVu BQN Sans Mono GitHub DejaVu Sans Mono with support for BQN.
DejaVu Sans Mono.png
DejaVu Sans Mono GitHub Wide range of characters with original look and feel of Vera.
DejaVu Sans Mono.png
DejaVu Sans Mono Bront GitHub DejaVu Sans Mono tweaked to be better geared for programming.
DejaVu Sans Mono Bront.png
DejaVu Sans Mono Nerd AUR DejaVu Sans Mono patched with a high number of extra glyphs.
DejaVu Sans Mono.png
Everson Mono Evertype (shareware) A simple font, quite legible at sizes as small as 4 points.
Everson Mono.png
Fairfax KreativeKorp Regular/Bold/Italic 6×12 bitmap font supporting many characters.
Fairfax.png
Fairfax Serif Serif 6×12 bitmap font supporting many characters.
Fairfax Serif.png
Fairfax HD KreativeKorp Plotter-like font supporting many characters.
Fairfax HD.png
IBM 3270 GitHub Modern version of a classic IBM terminal font.
IBM 3270.png
Iosevka Anonymous Pro Style GitHub A slender, highly customisable monospace sans-serif and slab-serif typeface inspired by Pragmata Pro, M+ and PF DIN Mono. This list includes seven ready-made versions, but it is easy to build one's own version too.
Iosevka Anonymous Pro.png
Iosevka Fira Mono Style GitHub
Iosevka Fira Mono.png
Iosevka Pragmata Pro Style GitHub
Iosevka Pragmata Pro.png
Iosevka Source Code Pro Style GitHub
Iosevka Source Code Pro.png
Iosevka JetBrains Mono Style GitHub
Iosevka JetBrains Mono.png
Iosevka IBM Plex Mono Style GitHub
Iosevka IBM Plex Mono.png
Iosevka Recursive Mono Style GitHub
Iosevka Recursive Mono.png
poultreMono Codeberg A 5×9 pixel font.
PoultreMono.png
PragmataPro (commercial) A condensed font optimized for coding, mathematics and engineering.
PragmataPro.png
SAX2 GitHub Curly font with italic letters, based on Sharp APL for Unix.
SAX2.png
SImPL Vector Courier-based, but thicker.
SImPL.png

Proportional

Name
(website)
Source
(download)
Description Sample
APL333 Adrian Smith Proportionally spaced version of APL385 Unicode
APL333.png
Code2000 FontSpace Wedge-serif pan-Unicode font.
Code2000.png
Iosevka Aile GitHub Proportionally spaced version of Iosevka.
Iosevka Aile.png
Iosevka Etoile GitHub Proportionally spaced slab-serif version of Iosevka.
Iosevka Etoile.png
Quivira Website Serif font supporting many symbols, similar to Garamond.
Quivira.png
Segoe UI Symbol (commercial) Microsoft's humanist interface and corporate font.
Segoe UI Symbol.png
Stix Two Math GitHub Serif font, broadly compatible with Times New Roman.
Stix Two Math.png
Symbola UFAS (free for personal non-commercial use only) Supporting many scripts and symbols, similar to Computer Modern.
Screenshot 2021-03-19 Screenshot.png
The APL typeball

Historical anecdote

Using IBM's APL\360 required the use of the IBM 2741 or IBM 1050 printing terminal with an APL type ball. The APL2741 font is based directly on this type ball.

References

  1. Phil Chastney: APL fonts are different
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