Fix the README
April 01, 2016
The README referred to the old name and had some wrong information; now it's ﬁxed.
1 files changed, 19 insertions / 17 deletions
diff --git a/README.md b/README.md index ce8bb05..790fffe 100644 --- a/README.md +++ b/README.md @@ -1,22 +1,24 @@ -Barkudia is a monospace programming typeface, designed as a mono companion to -[Cyclura](http://www.datarama.dk/code/cyclura/master.html). It shares stem -widths and vertical proportions with Cyclura, but --- as is only appropriate -for a monospace typeface --- leans more towards a mechanistic expression, with -low modulation and little calligraphic stress. Yet, its letterforms are heavily -influenced by those of humanist sans-serif types, so it's perhaps a bit -difficult to classify. At least for an amateur typographer like me. +Agama is a monospace programming typeface, designed as a mono companion to +[Cyclura](http://www.datarama.dk/code/cyclura/master.html) --- and as my +personal terminal and programming font. It's a sans-serif face, and is probably +best described as humanist with a few geometric influences. It has very low +modulation (as is appropriate for a monospace font), but it does have *slight* +hints of calligraphy here and there. It also has *very* slight flaring on the +stems, invisible except at very large sizes or resolutions. As a programming typeface, its primary focus is, for lack of a better term, ergonomics. I stare at terminals and text editors with programming fonts in them for many, many hours at a time. Typographically induced eyestrain is -*unacceptable* in my line of work (and my line of play, as it were). There are -other good programmers' fonts out there --- I've used Inconsolata, Ubuntu Mono -and Droid Sans Mono quite a lot --- but I don't think either of them set very -well as a companion mono to Cyclura. Compared to Cyclura, Barkudia is slightly -condensed --- as a monospace, it *has* to be; if every letterform was as wide -as an `M` or a `W` it'd result in absurd widths required for even small -snippets of code. Its more mechanized expression also serves to provide -contrast --- when referring to an `identifier` from some code in the middle of -a piece of English text, I *want* it to be obvious that that's what I'm doing. +*unacceptable* in my line of work (and my line of play, as it were). It's +semicondensed --- as a monospace, it *has* to be; if every letterform was as +wide as an `M` or a `W` it'd result in absurd widths required for even small +snippets of code. -It's named after a genus of small, legless [lizards](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkudia_insularis) from India. +Its primary inspirations and influences are the classic [Letter +Gothic](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_Gothic) face from IBM Selectric +typewriters, and Raph Levien's fantastic +[Inconsolata](http://www.levien.com/type/myfonts/inconsolata.html). It also has +a few touches reminiscent of more condensed and mechanistic faces, like +[Monoid](https://larsenwork.com/monoid/). + +It's named after a genus of small, insectivorous African [lizards](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agama_(lizard))