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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 Lucida Console):

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: Fantasque 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: https://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 Hack where I have to do a bit work on fiddling with line spacing.

These are for my TODO:

–jeroen

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Taking A Second Look At Free Fonts | Smashing Magazine

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/13

Indeed, many free fonts have improved a lot over the years.

Taking A Second Look At Free Fonts | Smashing Magazine.

–jeroen

via: JWildeBoer on G+.

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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 most 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 note enough lines per screen. New Open Source monospaced font from Adobe: Source Code Pro « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff.

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, Apple, Delphi, Delphi 2007, Delphi XE3, Development, Encoding, Font, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, Programmers Font, Software Development, Typography, Unicode, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio and tools, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows XP, xCode/Mac/iPad/iPhone/iOS/cocoa | 42 Comments »

Link clearance: fonts, localization, languages, internationalization, PostScript, and more

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/03/01

A few links I came across recently:

–jeroen

Posted in About, Development, Encoding, EPS/PostScript, Font, internatiolanization (i18n) and localization (l10), Personal, Power User, Programmers Font, Software Development, Unicode | Leave a Comment »

New Open Source monospaced font from Adobe: Source Code Pro

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/30

Last week, Adobe launched the monospaced Open Source font Source Code Pro designed by Paul D. Hunt.

It is a follow-up of the (also designed by Paul) Source Sans Pro family of Open Source Fonts which got released early last month.

I did a quick look to see if it would get the same number of vertical lines as Lucida Console does at 8 points.

  • Lucida Console: 50 lines
  • Source Code Pro: 40 lines

Too bad, as the general font design is awesome.

One big missing thing is italic/oblique, which is often used in code editors. Hopefully a future version will include those.

For embedding source code examples in documentation, it is very legible, so I will keep it installed on my system.

You can try Source Code Pro yourself as well: it is available on SourceForge – that also hosts Open@Adobeon GitHub, where you can fork it, as well as on Google Web Fonts, on typekit, and on WebINK.

–jeroen

via: Announcing Source Code Pro « Typblography.

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