Fonts for General Use
The Andromeda SL font was inspired by a 1970's-like logo design for the "Andromeda" cinema in Tychy, Poland. Font includes the "Andromeda" logo at the trademark character. Font is unicase (i.e. uppercase and lowercase characters are the same size or identical), and contains characters from the Central European (Windows-1250) codepage. This is the first font I made. It can hardly be called a typeface, but you can use it if you wish.
Copyright © 1997-2006 by Adam Twardoch. The font may be distributed in the original form and used for any purpose free of charge. Modifications require author's permission. All rights reserved.
OpenType PS (.otf) format
Fonts for Software Developers
Nadyezhda SL One
This font is a special version of the Bitstream Vera Mono font,
originally designed by Jim Lyles. This version has been extended
by Adam Twardoch.
This font is intended for testing of OpenType Layout features support
in an application. Using a special test string (see README.TXT included in the ZIP archive for details), the user
can selectively turn on and off OpenType features in the application's
UI and observe which OpenType feature tags are being applied to the
text. Each feature includes one lookup that substitutes two particular
Latin lowercase letters with a special glyph that shows the feature
tag associated with that feature. All lookups are GSUB LookupType 4
(ligature) lookups and are registered in the Latin (latn) default
The font implements all OpenType feature tags registered in the
OpenType specification version 1.4, as well as two unregistered
tags: "ss21" and "ss22".
Note that many OpenType Layout features should not be implemented
this way in real-world fonts. For example, the "nukt" (Nukta form)
feature only makes sense when registered in an Indic script, not in
the Latin script. Many of these features should be applied
automatically in certain language/script contexts by the OpenType
Layout engine, and this font is not suitable for testing such
behavior. Also, the recommended implementation for many features
is to include positioning lookups rather than substitution lookups,
and this font also does not fulfil these expectations.
Nonetheless, the font is useful for testing issues such as:
- What feature tags does my application apply by default, without
any user interaction?
- When triggering a particular UI item for applying a certain feature,
is the expected feature being actually applied?
- Does my application have human-readable UI labels for all possible
- Are the human-readable UI labels for OpenType features localized
into other languages in a sensible way?
"Nadyezhda" is Russian for "Hope". Along with "Vera" (which was also
the original name for this typeface, and is Russian for "Faith") and
with "Lyubov" ("Love"), they form the three Biblical virtues,
and rank among the most popular Russian female given names.
The font is available FREE OF CHARGE and is released under a generous Bitstream license, allowing
derivative works (as long as "Bitstream" or "Vera" are not in the names),
and full redistribution (so long as they are not *sold* by themselves). See COPYRIGHT.TXT included in the ZIP archive for license details.
OpenType TT (.ttf) format