Monospaced fonts, which are fonts whose characters have equal horizontal widths, are suitable for programming because they make source code easier to read. However, they’re not a designer’s go-to when picking out typefaces for designs because they’re created with functionality, rather than aesthetic appeal, as a priority. Although, some monospaced fonts do look great, and I hope in this collection you’ll find some that you can use in design projects.

1. Audimat Mono

This stylish monospaced font comes from SMeltery, a French font foundry by Jack Usine. Audimat Mono comes in 9 variations (Audimat Mono Light is shown below).

Audimat Mono

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2. Lekton

Designed in the ISIA, (Institute for Industrial Arts in Italy), Lekton was inspired by typefaces used on Olivetti typewriters, a company known for its focus on design.

Lekton

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3. Liberation Mono

Released by Red Hat, a major Linux distribution vendor, this monospaced font is part of the Liberation font family (that also includes Libration Sans and Libration Serif).

Liberation Mono

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4. CP Mono

Inspired by typefaces used in British license plates, CP Mono is evenly spaced horizontally and vertically (resulting in shorter ascenders and decenders).

CP Mono

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5. Cousine

Designed by Steve Matteson of Ascender Corporation, Cousine is a monospaced font specifically created with on-screen readability in mind.

Cousine

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6. DejaVu Mono

Part of the DejaVu font family (a group of fonts released into the public domain), DejaVu Mono is great for on-screen readability.

DejaVu Mono

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7. Droid Sans Mono

Droid Sans Mono, developed for the Android platform, is a monospaced variation of Droid Sans. The font is suitable in tabular settings.

Droid Sans Mono

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8. Telegrama

Telegrama is a monospaced font with futuristic aesthetics. The font was designed by Japanese designer Yamoaka Yasuhiro.

Telegrama

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9. Inconsolata

This font by Raph Levien can work very well in designs, but it is most known for, and highly regarded, as a beautiful and readable "programmer’s font".

Inconsolata

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10. Luxi Mono

This functional monospaced font made by Kris Holmes and Charles Bigelow is part of the Luxi font family (which also includes Luxi Sans and Luxi Serif).

Luxi Mono

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Jacob Gube is the co-founder and a managing editor of Design Instruct. He's a web developer, and also the owner of Six Revisions. Follow Jacob on Twitter: @sixrevisions