I am using iA Writer for all my writing since years now. I love it. It does what it has to do, it gives me the chance to focus on writing and I run my website with Kirby, where I use Markdown for my texts, which iA Write supports as well.
Yesterday they released a new duospace font to be usable with iA Writer and while reading their release article about it, I caught myself thinking “It’s not much of a difference to the monospace font, is it?” and wasn’t sure, how this could be a big thing. I updated my iA Writer and – hell – it is a difference. I mean, if I show you a text with the monospace font, you close your eyes, I switch to duospace and you open your eyes, you maybe would say that nothing changed. But if you go into your preferences and change it back and forth, you can see and feel the difference.
If you want to know more details about what the story bhind this is and what has driven iA to work on it, read their detailed article about their new duospace font. It is available in the latest version of iA Writer and you can download it from GitHub.
Quite nice actually and good to see an alternative to use. Will give it a try for a few days and see if I’ll get used to it.Continue reading
I think the difference, if you don’t compare, is not too big. But I think it is so much nicer to read. I even checked, when opening an old text, if the setting was applied. And it was. :DContinue reading
True, but after a long time, you just notice it’s different ;) I agree that it’s very legible and I especially like the # ;)Continue reading
I'm loving Duospace with 72 characters line length!Continue reading
The italics are quite different, think I like it! 😁 Is the font weight a bit heavier as well? (Only checked out in night mode on iPhone) 😎Continue reading
Oh yes, they are (the italics I mean). Love them, even though they are a bit “in your face” when you are used to the old look and feel.Continue reading
“I am using a duospace font now in iA Writer” marcthiele.com/notes/using-du…Continue reading
I wonder: would a duospace font work for coding, too? 🤔Continue reading
Oh, that’s a good idea! A little CSS was all I needed to get all plain text emails to display in Duospace on @MailMate! Already much better on the eye than Menlo.Continue reading
It works here (Mac OS10.12.6.) Restart, maybe?Continue reading