# Is there a "monobright" font in which every character uses the exact same number of pixels (not necessary monospaced)?

I am solving the following problem: I want to display numbers on a huge indoor display (size 32x32 pixel -> "bright light bulbs" / LEDs). Now I want every displayed number to be equally bright, so that a change in a character does not change the illumination of the room (lumen per character should be constant, thus pixel per character should be constant)

So e.g. the "1" should turn on the same amount of pixels than the "8"

Does such a font exist?

• depending how many characters and how many pixels per character, might be quicker to just take a pixel font and tweak it. May 11 '17 at 14:29
• Maybe build your own just with numbers in Fontstruct May 11 '17 at 14:44
• You can also make the leds dimmer in the glyphs that have more leds. This way there's no need to distort an artistically coherent font. The appearance unfortunately will be non-uniform, because the watchers do not think the luxes in the room, but the light intensity at the source. The idea of having so much power in a number display that it makes a substantial part of the illumination of the room is irrational. To have also readable numbers the light should come from so small area that the numbers will be intolerably bright. May 11 '17 at 15:18
• Fascinating question. Very hard to see how you are going to keep any semblance of consistency when rendering a "1" with the same amount of pixels as an "8", but please let me know! May 11 '17 at 17:58
• @user287001 that depends how much attention they're paying to the display, and how much to other stuff. Dimming might be nice but for those looking directly at the display the constrast between 1 and 8 would be unpleasant: the 8 would have to be ~3.5x dimmer than the 1 (based on a 7-segment display just to get a rough idea). Dimming may also not be offered by the physical interface. Maybe dimming could be combined with playing with stroke widths/using things like a `1` with a hook and a base (like in courier), a `7` with a crossbar, etc. May 12 '17 at 12:42