VT220 time

Note that the quote marks work fine if I force ‘straight quotes’ rather than smart ones — this is my mistake, not the font author’s…

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Font of the week: Glass TTY VT220, a font to look like a DEC VT220 screen, obtained by reference to how the glyphs were actually implemented by the CRT.

File is: Glass_TTY_VT220.ttf

Available from: http://sensi.org/~svo/glasstty/

Here’s an example, just screengrabbed from LibreOffice — and I forgot to turn off curly quote marks..

bitmap image showing the text sample; text of sample is repeated below in readable form.

An example of the font Glass TTY VT220, a TrueType font to mimic a DEC VT220 terminal. I suggest viewing at full size.

Here’s the text:

Hello, here is my amber screen, looking pretty good, eh? The font is Glass TTY VT220, available from http://sensi.org/~svo/glasstty/.
It is designed to mimic what you’d see on the screen of a DEC VT220 serial terminal from about 1985. Not all the characters are available, although everything that could be entered on such a terminal is there.

!@#$%^&*()_+1234567890-=
qwertyuiop[]\QWERTYUIOP{}|
asdfghjkl;’ASDFGHJKL:”
zxcvbnm,./ZXCVBNM?

You’ll note the quote marks don’t quite cut it, but otherwise it’s pretty nifty.

As noted, the quote marks do cut it. Maybe I’ll suck it into FontForge and see if I can come up with some ‘smart’ quote marks that match the spirit of the font.

Nice, though.

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I'm a scientist by training, based in Australia.

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