The Sun console font was such an incredibly beautiful font.
It used to be the OpenBSD default font as well. Unfortunately, I don’t think there were any larger sizes, so it had to be replaced due to high-resolution displays becoming more commonplace (plus I don’t think its glyph support was great). Nowadays, OpenBSD uses Spleen.
Spleen is beautiful in the opposite direction. I love it.
holy crap you’re right. It’s so pretty I had to double check to see whether it was actually monospace. Anyone know what font this actually is? Does it still exist?
On my Arch Linux system I have /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts/sun12x22.psfu.gz owned by the kbd package which seems to look similar. Photo (excuse the photo of screen not sure of you can screenshot a Linux console).
Uhm, is it pretty? ;)
O and 0 are nearly indistinguishable. Different letter width combined with fixed glyph width creates absolutely atrocious kerning in pairs like N/D, and the word “Mobile” looks like “Mob i l e” due to that issue.
I don’t think trying to make it look proportional while staying monospace was a good idea.
It must exist somewhere because it lives on in some piece of manufacturing software at Oxide.
The two patches new in QEMU v7.2 that fix CD-ROM handling for SunOS: