in my current web project I am using Benton Sans as main font. It is all about a webapp dealing with numbers, which are displayed in matrices, whereby some should be highlighted and others greyed out. Since there can be a lot of those matrices, with a lot of numbers in them (~80.000) I am looking for a monospace font, which suits well to the Benton Sans, but is also easily readable (especially for numbers) and comes in at least a regular and a bold cut.

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I like Prestige elite: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/prestige-elite/ but maybe that's too classical, but the serif style monospace would create a good contrast to the sans-serif benton.

Also cool: Atlas typewritter: https://commercialtype.com/typefaces/atlas/typewriter

Doesn't benton have tabular opentype numbers? This way you could do everything in Benton ans still keep those matrices.

  • thanks a lot, I am not sure if about serif version but it also looks like a good idea, so i'm gonna give it a try!
    – philipp
    Jul 9, 2014 at 7:56
  • Thanks again for the Idea with the serif version. Unfortunately the Prestige was a bit too "serify", but it lead me to "Average Mono", which for now does the best Job. openfontlibrary.org/en/font/average-mono
    – philipp
    Jul 9, 2014 at 9:41
  • Cool. Glad I could help :)
    – KSPR
    Jul 9, 2014 at 14:46
  • Just as a background: Serif Monotypes have the advantage that they are much more balanced in the negative space because the typedesigner can react to the fixed grid with the serifs (e.g. the lowercase f uses it's horizontal lines to fill the grid which would otherwise result in ugly kerning).
    – KSPR
    Jul 9, 2014 at 14:52

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