B612 字型

B 612 是小王子裡的星球,被拿來引用當作字型名稱了:「B612 – The font family」。

這是空中巴士設計給飛機上的系統用的,所以包括了「舒服」(長時間) 與「易讀」,算是某種以「安全」為考量的字體?

In 2010, Airbus initiated a research collaboration with ENAC and Université de Toulouse III on a prospective study to define and validate an “Aeronautical Font”: the challenge was to improve the display of information on the cockpit screens, in particular in terms of legibility and comfort of reading, and to optimize the overall homogeneity of the cockpit.

然後包括了 regular 與 monospace 兩種:

Git 的記錄已經 open source 一陣子了,拿來當 sans-serif 用一段時間看看好了...