Ignacio Torres Masdeu

Technical musings of a proud father of three living in Bages, a Catalan county.


Last note: 2016 wk.47: Computer Modern

Published on 2016-11-24

Tuesday night while reading the original Nix paper I thought the typesetting was beautiful and how nice my Emacs experience would be with the monospaced font of the code listings.

And then I realized those papers were surely typesetted with LaTeX and remembered that Knuth made original typefaces for TeX. A quick search and… Hello Computer Modern. Aren’t you gorgeous?

As in this side of the Atlantic we have the finicky custom of writing with non-ascii characters I looked for a unicode variant of the fonts and found it in the cm-unicode project. There’s even someone who already did the job of preparing it as web fonts.

package main

import "fmt"

func main() {
	fmt.Println("Look at my code, my code is amazing. Give it a lick.")
}