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.
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... ;-(
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...