Another Font for a Very Specific Purpose
I have been reading stuff on my HP200LX palmtop using VR, the Vertical Reader. It basically turns the LX into a pretty useful book reader — ASCII only. You have a single column of text, rather like a newspaper column. It’s most excellent. It comes with search, bookmark and various customisation facilities.
However, I found the fonts that came with it just a bit too small. I decided to make one of my own, which is at an old post here, but it went too far the other way and is too wide. So I decided to take that font and narrow it a bit — make a condensed version, in the correct parlance. Thus:
The two fonts are shown below. The comments about the design philosophy in the earlier post remain valid; but the new one is I think just as readable and gets quite a bit more text on the screen.
The new font is available at DSPACE, along with the earlier one. The file to download is DJGTHIN.VFN.zip.