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I'm developing a captcha and for this I'm looking for a font which fulfils the following needs:

  • Monospace (all glyphs, not only letters)
  • Basic latin characters (a-zA-Z0-9 and punctuation marks)
  • Maybe additional symbols
  • Maximum ~300 glyphs (small)
  • Free to use in commercial web project

I'm mainly interested in lightweight and heavy characters in the same font. In text it would be hard to read and ugly, but for my needs I need ONE font which covers bold/heavy characters and also light ones.

Any recommendations?

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  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. Having light and heavy (regular and bold) weights in the same font file would be highly unusual, if not completely impractical. I've never seen such a font. Different weights come in different font files.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 17 at 9:44
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    Typically when you have this sort of thing, it would be an all caps font where shift gives an alternate version. For example a clean uppercase by default and a grungy uppercase while using shift. I assume you could make one though.
    – curious
    Jun 17 at 12:24
  • @curious, oh yes one could certainly be made, but the OP is asking for a very specific one that exists already. Not sure any do exist, although I'd love to be proven wrong.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 17 at 12:45
  • Thanks for your suggestions. Correct, I don't want to create a new font; but in the meantime it looks like I have to. Maybe I find a font editor which allows me to simply put characters of different fonts together into a new one (eg drag and drop glyphs I want to have). I'm on Linux, does someone know such editor?
    – Kukulkan
    Jun 18 at 13:22

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