First and foremost, Inconsolata is a humanist sans design. I strove for the clarity and clean lines of Adrian Frutiger's Avenir (the lowercase "a", in particular, pays homage to this wonderful design), but also looked to Morris Fuller Benton's Franklin Gothic family for guidance on some of my favorite glyphs, such as lowercase "g" and "S", and, most especially, the numerals. (Ralph Levien)
Dutch sample text generated in Scribus:
Scribus uses the Gutenberg text version of Multatuli's Max Havelaar. The English default is Bram Stoker's Dracula. Of course you could select your own preferred source!