As a font developer, I spend a good chunk of each day coding in a text editor and reading output messages from a terminal window, so I can appreciate the importance of a good monospaced font. Of course there is no technical limitation to using monospaced fonts when coding, but it is a very useful convention. When the Brackets team reached out to us on the Adobe type team, asking if we could develop a coding font for their open source application, we thought it made sense to adapt Source Sans, which I was working on at the time. Personally, I felt that I could use this opportunity to create a coding font that I would want to use myself. Given the existing family name, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to name the monospaced variant designed for coding applications Source Code. (via Announcing Source Code Pro « Typblography)
This blog contains thoughts on electronic, experimental, emerging media art & design. It will be of interest to students and professionals in digital and electronic media. It began activity 2010 03 22. It was originally created for the Intro to eMAD class at the University of Denver, and was named for that class. It was renamed on 2011 02 19.