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agave

about

agave is a fixed-width outline typeface, designed by type agaric.

Free to use, peruse, and diffuse. Everything (font files, glyph designs, glyph databases, and documentation) is released under the MIT license.

more about: https://b.agaric.net/page/agave

status

  • version 14
  • regular:
    • glyph count: 1963
    • ascii; latin ext; greek; cyrillic; math; ipa; arrows; box; powerline; etc.
  • bold:
    • in progress, not ready for use
  • italic:
    • yet to be designed
  • bold & italic:
    • yet to be designed

use

The Agave-*.ttf font file(s) can be found on the releases page or in the dist/ folder in the source.

Install according to platform-specific procedures (howtogeek.com).

IMPORTANT: Font naming and identification changed in version 11. If you have an older version installed, please remove it before installing a more recent one.

preview

glyph distinction, in ASCII:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/agarick/agave/master/img/ascii.png

geometric rationale, sampling the regular Latin letter “b”:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/agarick/agave/master/img/metric.png

terminal:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/agarick/agave/master/img/term.png

literary text, sampling ASCII, Greek, and Cyrillic:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/agarick/agave/master/img/text.png

build

(For example, with the regular variant)

  • open src/r/agave-r.sfd in FontForge
  • click File –> Generate Fonts –> pick TrueType, No Bitmap Fonts, No Rename –> Generate
  • (assuming unhinted.ttf has been generated) run: ttfautohint -v -t unhinted.ttf Agave-Regular.ttf
  • the final Agave-Regular.ttf should be ready for use

naming

  • “Agave” refers either to the green plant or to the daughter of Kadmos in mythology.
  • Agave is sister to autonoe and ino.
  • type agaric opted for a slightly eponymic name for their first typeface.

discussion

Feedback, questions, suggestions, etc. are welcome and encouraged.

Feel free to use the issue tracker or contact type agaric via email at agaric@protonmail.com.

thanks

… foremost to the respective persons/teams behind Inkscape, ttfautohint, and FontForge as I relied on them to respectively draw, hint, and generate agave,

to GitHub for hosting this repo,

and to all the users ♥

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