As an aside, if anybody likes this (or any other mono) font and wants to use it for their very own web page, put a fallback to ‘monospaced’ in your CSS. I don’t load web fonts, so all the sweet ascii art renders in a proportional font and looks like shit.
In this case, it’s probably better to use an image of text displayed with the font. At least once, somewhere on the page.
I also block webfonts, so the example text is displayed in a font I already have. There’s no way to see the font without installing it, which is more work than I’m interested in doing for a font.
I love Mononoki, and it’s in my top couple of programmer fonts, but my actual favorite is hands-down Fantasque Sans Mono. It feels a little more fun than most other monotype fonts, while also being (for me, at least) one of the easiest to read on high-dev displays.
Heh. Use the same. I didn’t like the k at first, but got used to it. The fun is subtle. I don’t notice it unless I space out and stare at letter forms, but it’s always cool to do so.
There’s a version that explicitly throws out the k, actually: https://github.com/belluzj/fantasque-sans#stylistic-sets
I love the ‘k’, it’s what gives the font its uniqueness. I like how Fantasque manages to be fun, but not gaudy.
I use another fun font: Pointfree
I love Fantasque, although for the past couple of months I’ve switched to Iosevka Term. The taller ratio seems easier to read IMO.
I wonder what it means that even though I have some design sense, have done lots of visual design work in my career, etc, that I don’t even know which font my running instance of emacs is using… The system default monospace is almost always legible enough for me, and I’ve never felt the need to change it.
This font seems nice, though!
The thing I always miss though is the programming ligatures. It’s so dumb but I miss it too much to make the switch.
A little bit off-topic: I really hate it when some piece of technology uses a name that rips off of a much greater title because there is a chance that the reputation of this project shadowing onto the title of where the name originates from. In this context, Princess Mononoke is a really great fantasy anime film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It would be much better if people were a little bit more original in the names of their project. Keep in mind that I have no negativity towards the project itself, just the title of the project with its lack of originality.
Aww, and I was just about to name my next open source project War and Peace.
My previous reply was snarky, but I’ve been thinking about your comment and finally realized what was bugging me about it. When projects are named after films, books, people, etc., it’s usually a tribute to the namesake more than a lack of originality.
Should the parents of children named after their ancestors be frowned upon for their lack of originality? Namesakes have been a part of many cultures for centuries at least, I see no reason to change this.
I thought it was a clever play on “mono”…
I’ve used Consolas for a long time, but I’ll give this a whirl for a bit.
How is this different from Ubuntu Mono, which I’m guessing it’s based on (looking at the u and n specifically, but also it looks really really really similar)?
Gave it a try, but Menlo is still my favorite. They’re very similar though.