What is the Native font?
Native is a monospace family built with designers and developers in mind. In a monospace typeface, each character takes up the same amount of horizontal space. A family of this nature can be a great choice for recipes, coding environments, data visualization, or any design that would be benefit from character alignment on multiple lines. Although monospace typefaces do not excel in body copy, designers have found interesting ways to bring peculiarity to a design by setting pull quotes or other short form copy in a monospaced family. More…
With those things in mind, the goal for Native was to strike a balance between personality and usability. Native’s charm can come out in the tail of the “a” or the flow the italic “r,” but it still retains readability without its quirks becoming overbearing. Native’s counters were kept open in order to aid legibility at smaller sizes, and the italics were given their fair share of differentiation to bring emphasis for items such as a comment in a line of code.
Native’s weights and italics all occupy the same amount of horizontal space so no alignment issues will occur when switching between styles. To top it all off, the Regular weight is free of charge for all types of licenses. Enjoy.
Native Font families
The Native font includes the following font families:
- Native Light
- Native Light Italic
- Native Italic
- Native Bold
- Native Bold Italic
Here is a preview of how Native will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.