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Archive for the ‘Lucida Console’ Category

JetBrains Mono: A free and open source typeface for developers | JetBrains: Developer Tools for Professionals and Teams

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/30

Font I want to try out: [Archive.is] JetBrains Mono: A free and open source typeface for developers | JetBrains: Developer Tools for Professionals and Teams.

It has a large X-height and is sans serif, just like the lovely [WayBack] Lucida Console font, which I have been using for almost 3 decades.

So I wonder if JetBrains Mono can convince me to switch away from Lucida Console: no other monospaced font has convinced me yet (:

Via: [Archive.is] Matt Ellis on Twitter: “JetBrains Mono. A really nice, open source, ligature friendly, developer typeface. I’ve been using this for a while now, it’s my default font. And a really cool landing page! “

Edit 202109301T1300

JetBrains is discussing on how to update the Chocolaty support, see the twitter posts below:

Referred repositories in that thread:

–jeroen

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Interesting font comparison site (Courier New versus Lucida Console versus Consolas)

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/31

Font comparisons:

Via: [WayBackI forgot in which version of Windows, the command prompt defaulted to the Consolas font… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

Based on this, I found more font identification sites:

I tried both at  and  (used bySource: “techorama” – Google Search), but only WhatTheFont managed to get the glyphs and font similar fonts on both, and Matcherator got the glyphs wrong in both images, even after manually cropping.

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belluzj/fantasque-sans: A font family with a great monospaced variant for programmers.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/11

On my list of mono-spaced programmer fonts to try (and see how it compares to my beloved [WaybackLucida Console):

[Wayback] fantasque-sans – A font family with a great monospaced variant for programmers (yes I know it was called Comic Sans Neue Mono, but don’t extend your Comic Sans hatred there).

Source: [WaybackFantasque Sans Mono:

Fantasque Sans Mono: A programming font, designed with functionality in mind, and with some wibbly-wobbly handwriting-like fuzziness that makes it unassumingly cool. Development hosted on Github: [Waybackhttps://github.com/belluzj/fantasque-sans OFL (SIL Open Font License). Category: Monospaced

Via: Ein Font für Ruby on Rails-Entwickler: Comic Sans Neue Mono – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Another font on that list is [Wayback/Archive.is] Hack where I have to do a bit work on fiddling with line spacing.

These are for my TODO:

–jeroen

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Powershell 4.0 hates Lucida Console and switches to raster fonts

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/25

PowerShell 4.0 is madly in love with "English (United States)"

PowerShell 4.0 is madly in love with “English (United States)”

A long time ago I started writing up my blog post like this in March 2015 when I bumped into this the first time when upgrading from PowerShell 2 to PowerShell 4:

It seems there is no real workaround:

Good and not so good news: after reading the below linked posts, this is what works:

  • PowerShell 4 and up works fine with any [WaybackLucida Console size (including 12) and boldness
    • only when the “Language for non-Unicode programs” is set to “English (United States)”.
  • PowerShell 4 works fine with [WaybackConsolas on any size and boldness
    • for any “Language for non-Unicode programs”

So if you’re like me and switch between “Dutch (Netherlands)” and “English (Ireland)” a lot (both use the EURO as currency, but have distinct enough other locale settings to cover a lot of European stuff) then you need to get used to the Consolas font.

Source:

Edit 20210930: a possible solution

I need to fire up some old systems having PowerShell v3 or v4 on them to test the below possible solution.

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Posted in CommandLine, Development, Font, Lucida Console, Power User, PowerShell, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9 | Leave a Comment »

What programmers font (monospaced!) do you like best?

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/05/08

Lucida Console Sample (thanks Wikimedia!)

Lucida Console Sample (thanks Wikimedia!)

I’m in search to see if there is a better programmers font than the monospaced Lucida Console mainly to be used in Visual Studio, Delphi, the Windows console, Xcode and Eclipse. What I love about Lucida Console design is the relatively large x-height combined with a small leading (often called “line height”). This combines very readable text, and a lot of code lines in view. Lucida has two small drawbacks, see the second image at the right:

  • The captial O and digit 0 (zero) are very similar.
  • Some uppercase/lowercase character pairs are alike (because of the large x-height)

But, since the font hasn’t been updated for a very long time, lots of Unicode code points that are now in current fonts, are missing from Lucida Console (unless you buy the [Waybackmost recent version that has 666 characters from Fonts.com) Well, there are dozens of monospaced fonts around, so I wonder: which ones do you like? In the mean while, I’m going to do some experimenting with fonts mentioned in these lists:CcKkOoSsUuVvWwXxZz are much alike.

A few fonts I’m considering (I only want scalable fonts, so raster .fon files are out):

I have tried Adobe Source Code Pro about half a year ago. That didn’t cut it: problem with italics in Delphi, and not enough lines per screen. [WaybackNew Open Source monospaced font from Adobe: Source Code Pro.

–jeroen

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