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Re: Font Preferences for Perl Program Editing

by crashtest (Curate)
on Feb 16, 2005 at 06:45 UTC ( #431454=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Font Preferences for Perl Program Editing

It's funny you should post this. Just recently (as in this weekend) I stumbled across demerphq's homenode, which includes a link to an informative site listing fonts for programmers.

It's something I'd never really thought about before. I had been using Courier all along, and it never crossed my mind that there might be better suited fonts out there. About my only requirement for a font was that it be fixed-width!

So since Monday, I've been trying out a new set of fonts called Proggy. If I had to pick today though, I would go back to Courier, but I will wait to see if this font grows on me. I do like that it puts a slash through zeros, clearly distinguishing them from the letter O. That's about the only complaint I have with Courier.
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Re^2: Font Preferences for Perl Program Editing
by Dr. Mu (Hermit) on Feb 16, 2005 at 07:16 UTC
    Hmm, ProggyClean looks pretty nice in my editor! The only improvement I could think to make would be to make the dots in punctuations a four-pixel block instead of the two vertical pixels they use. ++!
      Try ProggyClean with Slashed 0 (zero) and Bold Punctuation. I think I may have just found a replacement for Lucida Console.

      Jack

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