[EversonMono] Using Everson Mono on Windows

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sun Apr 3 18:52:34 IST 2011


On 4 Jan 2011, at 21:09, Ken Hirsch wrote:

> I downloaded the EversonMono font a few months ago, but I couldn't get it to work with Gvim on Windows because, as some people have reported, Windows doesn't consider it a fixed-pitch font.
> 
> Last week, I investigated the matter further and discovered how to fix it.

OK...

> These comments are in references to Version 5.203, the file "Everson Mono.ttf", dated July 3, 2010 with a file size of 2010460 bytes.
> 
> First, the fourth byte (bProportion) in the PANOSE identification is wrong. It should be "9", but it is "6".  From a message on the mailing list in June, it appears that it was correct in the previous version of the font: http://evertype.com/pipermail/eversonmono_evertype.com/2010-June/000096.html, it  http://www.evertype.com/emono/emono-prop.png

OK; I have ensured that both Regular and Oblique styles have "9" here.

> However, even when I changed that to "9", Windows still insisted that the font was not fixed pitch. It took one more change, setting "isFixedPitch" in the "post" table to 1. Then everything worked.

That I do not know how to do, unless there is a way to do this in FontLab, which I use for my font headers. 

I trust that the new version fixes these problems. 

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/





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