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M O N Y L O P

TEMPEST EMISSION

DAVID  G.  MILLHOUSE


 

What is the perspective equation of reading letter-forms today? Monylop is a new monospaced lettertype for 2020. Each character vector point in Monylop is rounded to the nearest 5, even on bézier curves of which are refrained from snapping, taking the polynomial discriminative span to a certain degree.

 
Fig.1
Monylop Terminal
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Monospace typefaces were originally designed to fit the basic sequencing mechanics of typewriters, which allowed for easy editing capabilities, space requirement calculation and alignment for drawing tables.
2.  In 1961 IBM Office Products Division released the Selectric typewriter, a digital-to-analog converter system with interchangeable ‘typeball’ elements. A motor drives the type-head across the page, encoded in binary, to print the 6-Bit character data-sequence. Within a few years, IBM Selectric became the most popular typewriter due to its ease in typing (and erasing).
3.  In 1964 IBM introduced the Selectric with magnetic tape in order to record, store and retype data. Word-processing from a computer in Syntax mark-up language later allowed for typesetting via graphical user-interface software.
4.  Dyson and Holdsworth write ‘Mil is an important communication channel for certain kinds of message […] Mils are sent to managers in two different forms. The first is a typed paper document and the second is a screen document on PROFS’.

Q W E R T Y U I O P
A S D F G H J K L
Z X C V B N M
q w e r t y u i o p
a s d f g h j k l
z x c v b n m

Fig.2
Latin Monylop Regular
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Q W E R T Y U I O P
A S D F G H J K L
Z X C V B N M
q w e r t y u i o p
a s d f g h j k l
z x c v b n m

Fig.3
Latin Monylop Black
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5.Monylop is a digital OpenType typeface which considers traditions of design theory on clarity to maximise functionality. Enhanced word recognition falls logic to the high density stroke variant which is minimised to 25% contrast, with exaggerations where desired. This results in an acceleration of reading pace. Narrow in width, Monylop encourages reading in paragraphs, allowing for smaller body-text sizes and slender columns.
6.  Modern display units and download time has allowed webfonts to offer enhanced contours. A significant amount of additional RAM render-strain is avoided when displaying lengthy monospaced texts. Monospace typesetting triggers a constant, sequential read for both man and machine.
7.  Monylop is built on units rounded to the nearest 5. This shifts the development process into a standard, conclusive tempo, congruent with the requirements of screen hinting.
8.  Enlarged monospace fonts tend appear to overide the primary purpose of the function – originating from typewriters. And therefore, often look out of touch with scale. Monylop embraces heavy punctuation and dots. 6.5 pixels is the standard font-size as shown.


Й Ц У К Е Н Г Ш Щ З Х Ъ
Ф Ы В А П Р О Л Д Ж Э
Я Ч С М И Т Ь Б Ю
й ц у к е н г ш щ з х ъ
ф ы в а п р о л д ж э
я ч с м и т ь б ю

Fig.4
Cyrillic Monylop
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9.The italic counterpart to Monylop interrupts the reception. Split once, all strokes are repelled horizontally from origin. Some edges are simply sliced away, in order to remain within monospace.
10.  The idea to fracture the font to generate the italic responds to the screen-phreaking experiment demonstrated by scientist Wim van Eck in the early nineteen eighties.₅ The striped IBM logo (1967) by Paul Rand was released in the same year open literature was written on the theory, his design is horizontal.₆
11.  Although monitor screens of today are set at a higher bandwidth, they are still liable to transmission through electromagnetic pixel-radiation on shortwave radio spectrum frequencies.₇ Data (usually text) is left unprotected. Referring to complex system configuration of screen-based type, Monylop dithers a circuitous.



                                                                                                    
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Fig.5
Monylop Italic numerals.
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‘[…] a vehicle of change in a contemporary cultural landscape’ Stephen Willats continues, ‘Models of self-organising systems, and a philosophical outlook from the disciplines embracing notions of fluidity, transience, relativity and complexity, have informed much of the developing infrastructure of society since the early 1970s, most notably the idea of interactive interface. The artist as an instigator of changes in social cognition and behaviour, Stephen Willats, 9 (Gallery House Press, London, 1973).
On exact simulation algorithms for some distributions related to Brownian motion and Brownian meanders. Luc Devroye, 2009.
American E. Remmington first put the typewriter on the market in 1874, inspired by a British machine. His design only supported upper-case.
PROFS, a terminal for messaging in a ‘paperless office’. An evaluation of communication strategies within IBM Havant Plant. Mary C Dyson and Fran Holdsworth, 1987.
The entire body-text for davidmillhouse.com is set in Monylop. Depending on the pixel ratio of certain web-browser applications, the size of Monylop may have been increased to 7px after a detection script.

Additional notes available on request.

 


IBM office complex, Havant (former location).
1970, ARUP Associates
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