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Iosevka Comfy version 0.5.0

Iosevka Comfy is a build of the Iosevka typeface with a rounded style and open shapes, adjusted metrics, and overrides for almost all individual glyphs in both roman (upright) and italic (slanted) variants. It is more vertically compact than the standard upstream configuration. Glyphs are rounder and have tailed ends or serifs only when those are required to both impose a predictable rhythm and keep characters distinct from each other.

While not specific to Emacs, Iosevka Comfy is an integral part of my Emacs experience: these are the only fonts I use as they complement my efforts to have highly legible interfaces that are consistent and devoid of exaggerations (per my modus-themes and ef-themes).

Below are the release notes.


Update to Iosevka Comfy 0.5.0

  • Created a dedicated page for sample pictures of the fonts: https://protesilaos.com/emacs/iosevka-comfy-pictures.

  • Revised the proportions of the fonts to have a marginally less compact vertical spacing. The intent is to fix the display of accents over capital letters, such as ÀÄÃÁÖÕ. This issue was discussed on the mailing list. Thanks to inwit for bringing the matter to my attention: https://lists.sr.ht/~protesilaos/general-issues/%3CCMG66XYLH7MO.2T0058JIS1343%40bisio%3E.

  • Made sweeping changes to Iosevka Comfy Motion and Iosevka Comfy Motion Duo to address their [subtle] inconsistencies and enforce a uniform style throughout their glyphs. Put simply, the “motion” variants are the pseudo-serif counterparts of base Iosevka Comfy and Iosevka Comfy Duo, respectively.

  • Rebuilt all font files based on Iosevka v16.2.0, commit b7a59ee4 on 2022-09-10.

  • Updated the README to reflect the aforementioned.


Reminder of the font families on offer:

  • iosevka-comfy is monospaced and supports ligatures. Apart from ligatures, it allows certain glyphs, such as arrows, to occupy more than one block.

  • iosevka-comfy-motion is like iosevka-comfy but with lots of small tweaks that add serifs and tailed ends to relevant glyphs. Put sipmly this is the pseudo-serif version of the otherwise sans-serif base style.

  • iosevka-comfy-duo is quasi-proportional and supports ligatures. The naturally wide glyphs, such as i, are allowed to occupy their natural width instead of one space.

  • iosevka-comfy-motion-duo is like iosevka-comfy-duo but with the serified style of iosevka-comfy-motion.

  • iosevka-comfy-fixed is like iosevka-comfy albeit strictly monospaced and thus does not support ligatures. All glyphs are exactly the same width. Use this if you prefer it or if your application (e.g. terminal emulator) does not recognise iosevka-comfy as a monospaced font.

  • iosevka-comfy-wide is the same as iosevka-comfy except it is noticeably wider. It also looks taller than iosevka-comfy even though both variants fit the same number of lines on a screen.

  • iosevka-comfy-wide-fixed same as iosevka-comfy-wide though it is strictly monospaced and does not support ligatures.