BACKGROUND: The original Adaptive Mono typeface was developed for a web-building engine in 1999. A mere eleven years later, the Regular weight has been rebuilt as a dedicated coding font. The new offshoot includes optimized / differentiated alphanumerics, beefed up symbols and punctuation, and reduced vertical-horizontal contrast. The variable-serif construction and humanism of the original Adaptive typeface are still present, though, so the uniqueness is still there.
KEYWORDS: adapt, angular, automated, base, box, computers, diagram, equipment, fast, fax, flowchart, form, future, geometric, graph, humanist, industrial, informal, information, machinery, mechanical, modern, modest, modular, mono, monospaced, naive, ocr, phone, receipt, robot, sales, simple, sansserif, screen, square, straightforward, technology, typewriter, videogame
RXC — Rodrigo Xavier Cavazos is Principal of PSY/OPS Type Foundry, and the Instructor of Typeface Design at CCA. His fixation with type and lettering began in 1984 with the discovery of a bitmap font editor for Apple II computers. Since dedicating himself full-time to type development in the early nineties, he's had the privilege of collaborating with many notable type designers and foundries. He, his wife and son live in a creekside bungalow seven train stops from downtown SF. When not working on a font, he can be found working on another font.
SPECIMEN FOR ADAPTIVE CODE: COMING SOON