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What font do you use for programming?

by choroba (Bishop)
on May 01, 2016 at 18:04 UTC ( #1161978=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on What font do you use for programming?

Andalé Mono
[bar] 7/2%
Anonymous Pro
[bar] 2/1%
Consolas
[bar] 37/9%
Courier
[bar] 52/13%
DejaVu Sans Mono
[bar] 23/6%
Droid Sans Mono
[bar] 6/2%
Envy Code R
[bar] 4/1%
Inconsolata
[bar] 7/2%
Liberation Mono
[bar] 6/2%
Lucida Console
[bar] 16/4%
Menlo
[bar] 3/1%
Monaco
[bar] 10/3%
Monofur
[bar] 3/1%
Proggy Clean
[bar] 2/1%
Source Code Pro
[bar] 12/3%
The default, whatever it is
[bar] 134/34%
Other
[bar] 70/18%
394 total votes
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Re: What font do you use for programming?
by Tux (Abbot) on May 02, 2016 at 06:56 UTC

    I tried all of them.

    To be honest, I installed all of them, but only tried the sans-serif fonts. I hate serif fonts.

    I ended up using DejaVu Sans Mono, but I am open to any font that proves to be "better" in the future, as long as it is sans-serif.

    One reason to choose DejaVu Sans (Mono), also in my xterm's, is its pretty good Unicode support.


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: What font do you use for programming?
by kevbot (Priest) on May 02, 2016 at 05:30 UTC
    I was using Hack for a while, and I liked it. Currently, I'm using Monaco...as I never got around to reinstalling Hack after a recent upgrade. I think I'll reinstall it now.

      Hack is my terminal font in iTerm2 on my OS X desktop at $work. I do most of my $work programming in vim in the terminal. At home I'm mostly using Liberation Mono although some systems use Courier New or for retro stuff the hardware fonts.

        I use Hack every place I need a fixed-width font. Terminals, Sublime, even in Outlook as my plain text.

        mr.nick ...

Re: What font do you use for programming?
by davido (Archbishop) on May 02, 2016 at 04:00 UTC

    Ubuntu Mono Regular (which falls under your "default, whatever it is" category, I believe.

    Seems fine to me.


    Dave

      Might be default some places (like on Ubuntu), but if using an X-display, will usually use Ubuntu-mono on the "X-server" (which is running on cygwin), Native Win, usually Lucida-Console, as native win doesn't have a decent renderer for X-fonts.

      I normally do my editing/devel on *nix running "X" and displaying on a Win-console using cygwin-X.

      So not really a "default" in either case (I chose "other"). I have tried several or most of the other fonts listed.

      Important note:X running w/font-config doesn't use the same font to display all characters, so the question is slightly unanswerable if you use 'X' on modern *nix's. I.e. I'll get reasonable display of many languages (including Japanese), in-line along with interspersed English (cf. Win7-64native Vim -- have to use 1 font that has all the chars defined that I need), though such is not true in many win-native programs.

      Ex. Using "SecureCRT" a tty-style ssh client for windows will display in-line Japanese in tty sessions:

      *example can't be shown on non unicode accepting sites*

      Why does this site display amber;pound(or sharp) and a number for UTF-8 input? Makes it hard to discuss what fonts look good or how they display when the site doesn't allow most of the world's characters... ;-(

      sigh

Re: What font do you use for programming?
by ChuckularOne (Parson) on May 02, 2016 at 12:49 UTC
    It was actually a combination of the Default and Courier, since the default is Courier...
Re: What font do you use for programming?
by chacham (Prior) on May 02, 2016 at 14:04 UTC

    Why no option for comic sans?

      Are you dyslectic?


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: What font do you use for programming?
by duelafn (Vicar) on May 02, 2016 at 15:38 UTC

    Other: 9x15

    I've tried several more modern fonts and I just never like them. I guess the subtle shape-of-font is too much a part of my bug-finding senses.

    Good Day,
        Dean

      6x13 (I guess), or rather, -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso10646-1, here too.

      It's not the shape. I actually like a lot of the other choices better in most ways. But it's practically the only freakin' choice that's semicondensed. Regular width fonts are so wide, I feel like I'm getting whiplash every time I try to read them, never mind seriously cutting down on how much I can put on screen at once. Gimme some of the other choices in semicondensed, fixed can probably fall aside pretty quick...

Re: What font do you use for programming?
by LanX (Bishop) on May 07, 2016 at 00:03 UTC
    Would be nice to compare screenshots of the same Perl code snippet in all these fonts. ..

    Speaking of .... what might be the Lorem Ipsum of Perl coding?

    Maybe some poetry? Or an excerpt of perldoc? $Larrym{IP}->sum() ?

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Je suis Charlie!

Re: What font do you use for programming?
by vitoco (Friar) on May 02, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
Re: What font do you use for programming?
by iguanodon (Priest) on May 02, 2016 at 18:47 UTC
    Dina, which I would have sworn was from the same folks who created the Proggy fonts. Turns out Dina is really more like a fork of Proggy.
Re: What font do you use for programming?
by Lady_Aleena (Curate) on May 12, 2016 at 21:15 UTC

    Courier New, though I don't know why I just don't use Courier. I might check into it some day.

    No matter how hysterical I get, my problems are not time sensitive. So, relax, have a cookie, and a very nice day!
    Lady Aleena
Re: What font do you use for programming?
by pythondude (Initiate) on May 15, 2016 at 00:12 UTC
Re: What font do you use for programming?
by stevieb (Abbot) on May 21, 2016 at 07:12 UTC
    Whatever is displayed by default in vi/vim. Yes, my editor tells me what's good for me, and I allow it to do the thinkin'.
Re: What font do you use for programming?
by perltux (Monk) on May 20, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
    Terminal [LFP] size 8 here.
Re: What font do you use for programming?
by gregor42 (Parson) on May 31, 2016 at 19:33 UTC

    r_ansi

    the 1 and the l are very distinct.



    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: What font do you use for programming?
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 19, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
    Comic Sans. It is important that one picks a Sans family font to preserve formatting.

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