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Font of choice

What font do you program in?
Peter Vanderwaart Send private email
Monday, January 22, 2007
 
 
the same one as your mother :)
jonathan Send private email
Monday, January 22, 2007
 
 
Lucida console
Mike S Send private email
Monday, January 22, 2007
 
 
Wingdings 2
Kyralessa Send private email
Monday, January 22, 2007
 
 
Font?

I use WordStar 2000 running under DOSBox.  I do not know the name of the font being used.  It resembles Times New Roman, but is non-proportional.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
Gene Wirchenko Send private email
Monday, January 22, 2007
 
 
Profont.
Christopher Wells Send private email
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
 
 
Consolas
Graeme Bradbury
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
 
 
Consolas here as well.  Lucida Console before that.
Chris Nahr Send private email
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
 
 
Consolas with TFT monitor, Proggy Clean SZBP wit CRT
outshider
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
 
 
Whatever Visual Studio uses by default. Why are you guys all so picky?  ;)
anon
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
 
 
Thanks for all the suggestions. I've been having some trouble with eyestrain. I've been using Courier New, which appears quite light in VS, so I've switched to Lucida Console which appears quite dark and clear. Also increased the font size and resolved to get away from the computer for an hour at lunch time.
Peter Vanderwaart Send private email
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
 
 
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono.

Available for free off the web, and looks as good or better than Consolas.
Chris Tavares Send private email
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
 
 
I'm picky because it's what I stare at for eight hours a day (at least).
Kyralessa Send private email
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
 
 
"Whatever Visual Studio uses by default. Why are you guys all so picky?  ;)"

I, sir, am a gourmet. <G>

I like a font that is readable.  Depending on what I am doing, that can change.

For code, I like a fixed-width font.

Some fonts have characters that are identical or too similar.  "1l" is one el, but you can not tell with the font that reply has.

Some characters blur together.  "bam" and "barn" look very similar in Times New Roman.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
Gene Wirchenko Send private email
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
 
 
"m" and "rn" are notorious for being hard to tell apart. It's a real problem for boating magazines where stem and stern are both common terms. The "Times" fonts are designed to fix the maximum text in a newspaper column and are prone to this kind of difficulty.
Peter Vanderwaart Send private email
Thursday, January 25, 2007
 
 

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