Cinecav Mono is a monospaced sans-serif font that reconciles the proportions of Cinecav UI and popular monospaced fonts such as Letter Gothic*. Special design techniques were employed to optimize legibility and optical harmony against the difficulties that monospacing creates. Please read the designer’s notes below to learn more.
One of the problems font designers have to deal with when designing monospaced fonts is forcing wide letters like M and W into the same space as the rest of the alphabet and narrow letters like I. All monospaced sans-serif fonts deal with the extra space around the letter I by adding serifs and the M and W are “given the squeeze”. Unlike fonts designed for print, Cinecav Mono has the additional challenge of retaining the M and W gaps (see the Cinecav UI description). As you can see, I raised the middle on the M, dropped the middle of the W and made the lines nearly vertical, thereby retaining our M and W gaps and our onscreen clarity. Rather than squeezing the copyright, registered and CC symbols, I chose to superscript them for better clarity.
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