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tekton is sexy - Nick Litten is IBM-i, AS400 iSeries RPG Programmer and Nerd

tekton is sexy

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Oct 06

Tekton is my absolute bestest font.

I just re-discovered it after an absense of some 20 years. *wow* I am old!!

Back in my Toshiba/JBA days I remember being all excited about this new thing called the internet and spending half an hour downloading the tekton fonts from some FTP server in France using my old 9.6kb modem… ahh those halcyon days of listening to the shh.bee.baw.tweeee.shhh sounds from the modem….

Its a kind of handwritten futuristic computerish looking thing and I remember feeling so proud of myself firing up my Windows 3.1 PC and writing Wordperfect documents in a different font to everyone else in the office… *sigh*

Of course, now that font selection is commonplace and every PC, Mac and Linux flavour has a plethora of visual styles to choose from, people frequently go mad with their font selection. As a rule you should only use a font if everyone has it. Beauty is in the eye of the Beer-Holder as they say.

So, sticking with Windows/Mac compatibles – I typically use verdana for technical documents, Tahoma or Geneva for websites, comic sans for informal emails but now will have to fight the urge to use Tekton for everything 😉

Little things please little minds I suppose…

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IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Alpha Nerd and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and in the words of the most interesting man in the world: Stay thirsty my friend.