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Hack Font

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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 9/4/2017.

No frills. No gimmicks. Hack is hand groomed and optically balanced to be a workhorse face for code.

It has deep roots in the libre, open source typeface community and expands upon the contributions of the Bitstream Vera & DejaVu projects. The face has been re-designed with a larger glyph set, modifications of the original glyph shapes (including distinct point styles and semi-bold punctuation weight in the regular set to make analphabetic characters less transparent), and meticulous attention to metrics (including numerous spacing adjustments to improve the rhythm of the face and the legibility of code at small text sizes). The large x-height + wide aperture + low contrast design combined with PostScript hinting/hint replacement programs and a TrueType instruction set make it highly legible at commonly used source code text sizes with a sweet spot that runs in the 8px - 12px range on modern desktop and laptop monitors. Combine it with an HD monitor and you can comfortably work at 6 or 7px sizes. The full set of changes are available in the changelog.

The font binaries are released under a license that permits unlimited print, desktop, and web use for commercial and non-commercial applications. It may be embedded and distributed in documents and applications. The source is released in the widely supported UFO format and may be modified to derive new typeface branches. The full text of the license is available in LICENSE.md (https://github.com/source-foundry/Hack/blob/master/LICENSE.md)

To install Hack Font, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install hackfont

To upgrade Hack Font, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade hackfont

Files

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  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    # The code structure for this from the Inconsolata's source: https://chocolatey.org/packages/Inconsolata
    # updated thanks to suggestions from Ramiro Morales (https://github.com/ramiro)
    
    $name = 'hackfont'
    $version = '2.020'
    $dl_version = $version -replace '\.', '_'
    
    $url = "https://github.com/source-foundry/Hack/releases/download/v${version}/Hack-v${dl_version}-ttf.zip"
    $destination = Join-Path $Env:Temp $packageName
    
    # Download and unzip to destination
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName -url $url -unzipLocation $destination
    
    # Obtain system font folder for extraction
    $shell = New-Object -ComObject Shell.Application
    $fontsFolder = $shell.Namespace(0x14)
    
    # Loop the extracted files and install them
    Get-ChildItem $destination -Recurse -Filter *.ttf |
        ForEach-Object { $fontsFolder.CopyHere($_.FullName) }
    
    # Remove our temporary files
    Remove-Item $destination -Recurse
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    # The list of fonts to uninstall is based on the content normal zip installation.
    # It's possible, although unlikely, that these might change, however there are exceptionally low odds
    # That any other font would use these names
    # Note that font uninstallation requires both removal of files AND registry keys.
    #   This might not be universally happy, (Future OSes etc...) but it works on Win7 and 10
    
    $names = @('Bold','BoldItalic','Regular','Italic')
    $filenames = @()
    foreach($i in $names) {
        $filenames += "Hack-${i}.ttf"
    }
    
    # Obtain system font folder for removal root
    $shell = New-Object -ComObject Shell.Application
    $fontsFolderObj = $shell.Namespace(0x14)
    $fontsFolder = $fontsFolderObj.Self.Path
    
    # Segment from: http://powershell.com/cs/media/p/16150.aspx
        # created by Dr. Tobias Weltner, MVP PowerShell
        # please keep this notice
        # use code freely at your own risk
        # looking for quality PowerShell trainings?
        # drop me a line: [email protected]
    
    function Remove-FontFromRegistry($FileName) {
        $Path = 'Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts'
        $key = Get-Item $Path
        $props = @($key.GetValueNames() |
            Where-Object { $key.GetValue($_) -eq $FileName })
        If ($props.count -gt 0) {
            Remove-ItemProperty -Path $Path -Name $props
            Write-Warning ('Removed these registry values: {0}' -f ($props -join ', '))
        } Else {
            Write-Warning ('Did not find registry values for: {0}' -f ($FileName))
        }
    }
    
    # End segment
    
    # Get all the fonts that match the general filename format
    Get-ChildItem $fontsFolder -Filter Hack-*.ttf |
        ForEach-Object {
            # If any of them are exact matches of what we originally installed
            If ($filenames -contains $_) {
                $filepath = Join-Path $fontsFolder $_
                Write-Warning "Deleted $filepath"
                Remove-Item $filepath
                Remove-FontFromRegistry($_)
            }
        }
  • tools\ReadMe.md Show
    #[Hack font](http://sourcefoundry.org/hack/)
    
    ## Summary (From their site)
    No frills. No gimmicks. Hack is hand groomed and optically balanced to be a workhorse face for code.
    
    It has deep roots in the libre, open source typeface community and expands upon the contributions of the Bitstream Vera & DejaVu projects. The face has been re-designed with a larger glyph set, modifications of the original glyph shapes (including distinct point styles and semi-bold punctuation weight in the regular set to make analphabetic characters less transparent), and meticulous attention to metrics (including numerous spacing adjustments to improve the rhythm of the face and the legibility of code at small text sizes). The large x-height + wide aperture + low contrast design combined with PostScript hinting/hint replacement programs and a TrueType instruction set make it highly legible at commonly used source code text sizes with a sweet spot that runs in the 8px - 12px range on modern desktop and laptop monitors. Combine it with an HD monitor and you can comfortably work at 6 or 7px sizes. The full set of changes are available in the changelog.
    
    The font binaries are released under a license that permits unlimited print, desktop, and web use for commercial and non-commercial applications. It may be embedded and distributed in documents and applications. The source is released in the widely supported UFO format and may be modified to derive new typeface branches. The full text of the license is available in LICENSE.md (https://github.com/chrissimpkins/Hack/blob/master/LICENSE.md)
    
    

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Dependencies

This package has no dependencies.

Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Christopher Simpkins
  • 22+ contributors

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2015-2017, Christopher Simpkins with Reserved Font Name Hack

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Release Notes

https://github.com/source-foundry/Hack/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Hack Font 2.019 1850 Thursday, March 3, 2016 approved
Hack Font 0.0.2 227 Tuesday, December 8, 2015 approved

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