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    Using this on my bar, it’s pretty nice. Still using JetBrains Mono for everything else, though.

    https://qtp2t.club/pub/setup.png

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      That is a nice bar! Also, your wallpaper choice is impeccable.

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        Yes, please link to it!

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          Not OP but here it is. Just set your background to Tail/Pattern mode depending on OS of choice. Nice desktop tho @hazel.

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            My dots are at https://git.qtp2t.club/hazel/etc if you want them, and thanks

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            Hi, that’s from my wallpaper pack! something something copyright not intended (well some of them are OC)

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              That’s really nice, thanks!

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          Just wanted to say, your bar is awesome. You’ve got to post this on unixporn :)

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          Bitmap fonts have a cool retro look, but I don’t get why you’d want one for productivity. Typographic legibility has been studied for a century at least, and there’s a reason so much work went into vector fonts and antialiasing in the 80s and 90s. (John Warnock did early work on antialiasing at PARC before founding Adobe.) Bitmaps have shit legibility. If you want tiny text, get a high-DPI display and a good programmer’s font like Fira Code.

          Signed, crabby old fart who remembers staring at 5x7 bitmap text on his childhood Apple ][ and would have sold his soul to Satan for a Retina display

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            Even on a retina MacBook pro, I’m still using the bitmaps in pragmata pro. Vector fonts just can’t beat the crispness.

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              Bitmap fonts have a cool retro look, but I don’t get why you’d want one for productivity. … Bitmaps have shit legibility.

              Whether a font looks legible is highly subjective. Hell, almost everything about fonts is subjective.

              Signed, crabby old fart who remembers staring at 5x7 bitmap text on his childhood Apple ][ and would have sold his soul to Satan for a Retina display

              See this image

              Which looks better? the first font is cozette, the next is Fira Code, the last is ttyp0 (bitmapped). All of them are legible (IMHO), but the bitmapped fonts are a little crisper.

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                Those all look blurry to me because they’re white-on-black. I find text on black backgrounds harder to read, and more so if the whole screen is black — I think because the irises open wider to let in more light, which reduces sharpness, specially when you have astigmatism as I do. (My eyes aren’t especially bad or anything. Honestly I don’t know how anyone can prefer “Dark mode”.)

                The bitmaps will be sharp due to pixel alignment of orthogonal lines, but they also contain a lot of visual noise from the aliasing of the non-orthogonal strokes. And on a 300+DPI display I don’t think the alignment matters that much.

                Legibility isn’t especially subjective. Many empirical studies have been done, with many people as test subjects, where reading speed and comprehension were measured with different typographic choices.

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                  I for one am thankful that Go Mono exists. At least one company/foundry agrees that serifs aid legibility.

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                    I’ve used Luxi Mono for quite a while because I crave serif monospace fonts (and don’t like Courier!).

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              Cool retro font :-) It would be nice in a game or graphics.

              BTW: in sample.png the thicker border seems to be asymmetrical (the thickness goes inside on the left-side, but outside on the right-side). Is it intentional?

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                Author here, after noticing the influx of views from lobste.rs. It’s not intentional, but there’s no good way around it, either. The thicker (2px) border is actually centered perfectly, it’s the thinner (1px) border that’s offset; Cozette is 6px wide, so the thin border must be one pixel off to either side. The alternative would be to make the borders obscenely (4px) thick!

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                  I see that there is only one vertical bar (not left and right), so it needs to be asymmetrical* or odd number of pixels wide. The 2/4px would be too much. I tried in a bitmap editor how it looks 3px thick and it was quite heavy (but not that bad as 4px). The 2px version looks prettier – at least until you spot the 1px offset imperfection on the right side. I am not sure which version is better or less worse… maybe people should use rather single or double borders and use the thick ones only if they want it really heavy :-) e.g. the box-drawing character example at Wikipedia is symmetrical.

                  *) I mean it relative to other borders, not to the bitmap matrix (6px wide characters as you say).

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                Just here because I noticed eĥoŝanĝo ĉiuĵaŭde. Sal’, se fakte vi estas parolanto :)

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                  Just set this in my Emacs, to replace Terminus. Looks nice so far :)

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                    It feels like the ROM font from a 16-bit home computer from a parallel universe.

                    (I intend for this to be a compliment.)