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New free TTF font for coding: Camingo

by davebaker (Pilgrim)
on May 12, 2014 at 15:54 UTC ( #1085812=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I am enjoying a new monospaced font for coding my Perl using Textpad in Windows; it's called Camingo and it's available for free at myfonts.com, where you can see a demo. It has a very clear distinction between "1" and"l", a slashed zero, and a clean look I find very pleasing. The designer/publisher -- Jan Fromm -- calls it a "type family for programmers." I think they'd be OK with my pasting in this excerpt from its description:
A compact appearance and a moderate line height provide for good legibility and make writing code a pleasure. It is based on CamingoMono, but has several specially-drawn glyphs that work well at small sizes, including Q, l, &, *, ~ and #. The stroke weights are relatively light, which makes CamingoCode suitable for both bright and dark visual themes.

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Re: New free TTF font for coding: Camingo
by CountZero (Bishop) on May 13, 2014 at 15:04 UTC
    It is a nice font, surely, but alas it is also a proportional font and I like for my program texts a fixed with font. That makes it far easier to align columns.

    Update: Silly me, I downloaded the font, but actually installed another one.

    CountZero

    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

    My blog: Imperial Deltronics
      The site says "monospaced". Isn't it the opposite of "proportional"?
      لսႽ ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ
        The font I downloaded "CamingoCode" is definitely proportional.

        See above.

        CountZero

        A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

        My blog: Imperial Deltronics
Re: New free TTF font for coding: Camingo
by wjw (Priest) on May 22, 2014 at 05:35 UTC

    Been using this font in a couple of editors since this post. Darn nice!

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

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Re: New free TTF font for coding: Camingo
by Anonymous Monk on May 14, 2014 at 07:42 UTC
      Not following you -- no difference between I and L? I'm seeing a difference in those two letters when upper case or lower case, and a nice difference between 1 and l (if that's what you meant). Tnx.

        Not following you -- no difference between I and L? I'm seeing a difference in those two letters when upper case or lower case, and a nice difference between 1 and l (if that's what you meant). Tnx.

        Hmm ... bizzare, for some reason the fonts weren't loading, I don't even know what font I was viewing, will have to reboot

        I can view them at http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jan-fromm/camingo-code/webfont_preview.html and yes there is a visible difference ... so I take back what I said :)

        Will have to investigate, can't decide if I like it from the web preview

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