Linux Libertine font family gets monospace style

Linux Libertine font family gets monospace style

Philipp Poll released a new version of a free Linux Libertine typeface that now features a Mono style for use in code examples, listings and suchlike.

Linux Libertine is a proportional serif typeface intended as a free replacement for the Times font family. The new font face follows design decisions set for Linux Libertine Display, but has adjustments to match monospace specifics.

Linux Libertine Mono

Here is the list of currently covered Unicode blocks:

  • Basic Latin
  • Latin-1 Supplement
  • Latin Extended-A
  • Combining Diacritical Marks
  • Latin Extended Additional
  • General Punctuation
  • Superscripts and Subscripts
  • Currency Symbols
  • Letterlike Symbols
  • Number Forms
  • Arrows
  • Mathematical Operators
  • Box Drawing
  • Block Elements
  • Miscellaneous Symbols
  • Private Use Area
  • Specials

And here is an example of CSS code rendering in Gedit with this font:

Linux Libertine Mono in Gedit

Additionally Libertine Bold got improvements in small caps and Cyrillics, and kerning tables were reorganized to become more compact.

Linux Libertine is available for downloading in TTF, OTF, WOFF and SVG Font versions along with FontForge project files.

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  1. Oh, I love this! Finally an open-source competition to the Alix monospaced family. Libertine Mono looks stunning!

  2. It’s good news to have serifed monospaced font, although not for real life coding, perhaps for some special occasions.

    But if we do a survey, having in mind divergent user preferences towards favorite font, I believe that someone could actually use it for coding too :D

  3. Aleve Sicofante 10 July 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I hope they make a monospaced Biolinum. That would make a lot more sense.

  4. Nice! I really enjoy this update.

  5. very pretty, but unfortunately I’m stuck with DejaVu until it gets wider unicode support (e.g. hebrew, arabic, cyrillic)

  6. Thanks, Alexandre.
    For sharing such awesome news and fonts.
    Love to try it..

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