At this year’s beyond tellerrand
typeface designer David Jonathan Ross
gave an interesting talk about the typography of programming, including its history and the design rationale behind monospace fonts, in his own words hitting the sweet spot that is the nerd trifecta of history, programming and fonts:
Cracking the Code – David Jonathan Ross – btconfDUS 2016 from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo.
The talk contains a lot of intriguing insights into why programming fonts are designed the way they are, what UX challenges they need to overcome and what flaws some might have. David outlines the ideas and the design process behind his own font family Input, which has been specifically designed for programming.