Why do some fonts make the I,l,1 characters look identical?
There are fonts where they don't just look similar - they are the same exact pixel locations. Why were they ever created?
I'm guessing this goes back to something historically, for example printing presses where you had to manually possition all the lead blocks for each page.
So if you had many characters that could all use the same block then it was a saving instead of needing 3 sets of blocks for 3 characters, maybe you could get away with 2.
Does anyone know for sure?
Systemfile, but the Macintosh would use fonts stored in ROM instead of those in
Systemunless the file also contained a rOvr resource. Monaco was on many machines the only monospaced font, and it used identical glyphs for
l, as well as for