1 variable font (Weight, Slant, Italic, and Border axes)
About Adapter Mono PE
Adapter Mono is a monospaced type family with an editorial state of mind. Expand your typographic palette and break away from the binary construct of sans-vs-serif with this increasingly popular third genre.
We have put it to work first on our website and the Design Regression mini-journal, but it is capable of so much more: rigorous instructions, exclusive listings, meticulous schedules, witty asides, focused writing, ASCII art, text games, and code, of course you can use it for code!
Compared to most other monospaced fonts, Adapter Mono has a wide range of weights and an italic with cursive alternates. To make the italic even more distinct on screen and in small sizes, we slanted it at a steeper angle than in Adapter, its proportional antecedent.
To keep a simple setup for coders, the type family comes with an optimized Adapter Code PE free of charge. Following heated debate between Rosetta’s resident developers, we avoided the so-called coding ligatures, but we have included a few subtle visual hacks for a better coding experience, regardless of your programming paradigm.
All fonts include expertly crafted support for Cyrillic, Greek, and Latin scripts, an abundance of combinable arrows, circled numerals, frame-building blocks, button-building magic*, symbols, and a handful of emoji. Thanks to the single variable file, it’s easy to tweak the weight, italic, and alternates without any reflow of content. You can also control thickness of the button border.
* In order to make this feature work well in Adobe CC, make sure to activate the World-Ready Composer and deactivate ligatures.
Tania Chacana is a typeface designer and art director from Santiago (Chile). After studying graphic design at the Universidad Diego Portales, she moved to Argentina to further pursue her fascination with letter shapes at the postgraduate course in type design at the University of Buenos Aires. Later on, she also completed an MA in type design at the University of Reading. She worked on commercial type and graphic design projects in Europe and South America. As well as occasionally working with us, Tania has worked with Grilli Type, and Google. She has designed typefaces for Arabic, Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts.
David Březina is the managing director at Rosetta. While you may know him as the designer of the award-winning type family Skolar, he has also worked on custom typefaces for Adobe, Linotype (Monotype), Microsoft, Google, and others. So far, he has designed typefaces for Cyrillic, Greek, Gujarati, Devanagari, and various extensions of Latin. David holds a Master’s degree in computer science from Masaryk University in Brno (Czechia) and an MA in Typeface Design and PhD from the University of Reading (UK). His cross-disciplinary PhD thesis studied visual similarity and coherence of characters in typefaces for continuous reading in Latin, Cyrillic, and Devanagari scripts.
He has also been actively involved in writing, presenting, and conducting workshops on type and typography around the world.
Art-direction and design (proportional Adapter)