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Archive for the ‘Programmers Font’ Category

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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Need to look at monospaced programmers fonts again

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/05/27

At the time of looking, FiraCode would not work in Delphi but would in Visual Studio. Reminder for me to look at it again: [WayBack] GitHub – tonsky/FiraCode: Monospaced font with programming ligatures.

A cool feature of the font is that it has ligatures for common multi-character combinations like := or ...

Back when scheduling this, I was still at Lucida Console because of its large x-height and small line spacing.

It is time to revisit my font choice, so lets include at least these candidates:

–jeroen

related:

Edit 20200527: observations by Uwe Schuster

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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

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