Monospaced Fonts and the Waffle House

As someone who is a bit more decoratively inclined my thoughts usually tend to follow a different track, but the other night I was up late and looking for a bite to eat and stopped in at the Waffle House. While waiting for my eggs and gazing out the window my eye was caught by the ubiquitous sign and it immediately struck me what a perfect example of the concept of a monospaced font it is.

The Waffle House sign is made up of a series of perfectly regular squared with characters inside them and the characters are uniform in width and height, illustrating very clearly the relationship between a character and the space it occupies, as well as showing how characters can be made to look relatively normal while having a uniform height and width.

Of course, most monospaced fonts do not have height and width in a one-to-one ratio, but they are often have specific proportional ratios between width and height. The Waffle House sign also benefits from only having specific letters and ones which are mostly easy to fit into a uniform space. How they would have dealt with “I” or “M” and made them look good is one of the questions about the Waffle House which remain forever unanswered…

We have some interesting monospaced fonts, including Onuava and Cincinnatus which are two of our most popular. We actually have one which has the one-to-one height to width ratio, but Big Block doesn’t look much like the Waffle House font.

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5 comments on “Monospaced Fonts and the Waffle House

  1. As you say, the spacing may not work as well for a different name, also these square letter tiles would look rather odd with the wrong font eg Times Roman.

  2. Cesar Acevedo

    “How they would have dealt with “I” or “M” and made them look good is one of the questions about the Waffle House which remain forever unanswered…”
    We do know, though. Just turn the W upside down!

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  4. 藤田にこるんがイメージモデルで有名なニキビ予防洗顔フォームファーストクラッシュはご存知ですか?
    ニキビ跡の理由となる毛穴の詰まりや余分な皮脂、古くなった角質などをサリチル酸がしっかりと落としてくれます。
    汚れをスッキリ落としてくれるからといってその後肌がカサカサになるなんてことはありません。

    クマコケモモリーフエキスをはじめとした8つの保湿成分が汚れを洗い落とした後保湿してくれるのでぷるんぷるんの肌になります。

    そう、ファーストクラッシュは洗浄だけでなくその後の配慮やトリートメントまでしてくれる1つで3役のニキビ跡予防洗顔が出来るものです。
    これ一本でニキビ跡防止が可能なので、飽きやすくて[継続出来ない|続かないなんてこともなく手間要らず。
    繊細な日本人の肌にも優しい成分で出来ているので肌の問題に苦しまされる事もありません。
    スクラブ剤がはいっているとニキビ跡への刺激となりますがファーストクラッシュはスクラブ剤が入っていないので安全。

    ちなみにエイボンのファーストクラッシュは楽天より公式通販で買うのが価格もお得って知っていましたか?
    その事についての情報はここのサイトに記載していますので口コミなど今すぐチェックしてみてください。

  5. I tried to count on my hands how many food items which I could not identify,
    and I ran out of fingers.

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