Ah, fonts - short of color schemes and ultimately editor (if you aren’t using acme-colors.vim you can go to hell), the best argument we can have. And this is a cool way to visualize them.
When I use a monospace font I’ve been a long-time M+ 1m user, and am glad to see it represented up there.
I’m really interested in OCR A Extended, though. I just tried it and It’s exceptionally readable at small sizes - unsurprisingly, I guess, given the need for it to be unambiguous for the purpose at hand. if I can make it a bit thinner (a la M+ 1m), bump the kerning up and maybe add a few fillips like a slash in the zero I may have The Ultimate Font. Does anyone have experience in font editing? That’s a dark art I’ve never looked at…
Nothing brightens up my morning’s coffee quite like seeing a couple of posts on here or HN regarding fonts ;) I do like starting my day off with a worthwhile bit of yak-shaving.
Personally though I always come back to PragmataPro. It’s extraordinarily well featured and looks great at almost all sizes and resolutions.
I’ve recently started using Iosevka Term. At first, I thought it looked weird and too tall, but now I find that all other fonts that I loved in the past (Ubuntu Mono, Fantasque Sans Mono) are too squished vertically.
I’ve used M+ 1mn for the last few years, but this one looks really nice, I’ll give it a try. I especially like the different options for some characters, though the default options look all good to me. I also like that it supports some extended unicode characters like ↓⚑↔.
The Unicode support could be better though; if you open UTF-8-demo.txt, you’ll find a number of glyphs missing. Hopefully future versions fix that, but in the mean time, this font has everything I want and need.
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No, my font is the best!
I’ve been using Hack for some time and like it, but I’m curious what others thoughts are on it.
It’s not free, but Operator Mono SSm is my personal favorite.
I ran this for a few weeks and the novelty of it soon wore off. I like that it has some personality (specifically the italics) but really didn’t find it especially pleasant to use.
I do like the look of it, but the price is rather high - $199 for a single computer. Yikes! For $20 I’d be tempted, but not at that price.
I wonder, is it possible to include licensing info with these fonts? Are all of these open source or at least free to share/use/redistribute?
I use Ubuntu Mono on Mac OS X and Ubuntu for all my code stuff. It’s really a much better font than I think people give it credit for. Example from my blog which is mostly Haskell
I’ve been using a powerline patched version of Fire Mono for a while now and rather like it. Before that, it was M+1 m and Inconsolata.
Nothing like a bit of font-tweaking to, er, boost my productivity.
I tried Fire Mono for a bit, at the moment I’m using Source Code Pro. I always end up going back to Inconsolata-g.
I used to use Inconsolata, but switched to Hack for Cyrillic support.
DOS master race :)
Well, this webpage help solidify my favoritism with Terminus
Only when I switched the theme from light to dark. When the theme was light I was wondering why I liked Terminus so much but when I switched to dark it stood out much better.
Not sure if that’s just because I’m used to light-on-dark.
I have tried Terminus and Envy. I really like Consolas which has the right weight and serifs, but a several years ago I paid (well, my company did, ~$180 USD at the time) for Akkurat Mono and I love that font in Emacs on OSX. Just so clear at 12pt.
Metrickal is missing!
I use Consolas and enjoy it. That’s all