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Re: Font Preferences for Perl Program Editing

by merlyn (Sage)
on Feb 16, 2005 at 13:42 UTC ( #431566=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Font Preferences for Perl Program Editing

I use Bitstream Vera Sans Mono. Once I discovered the Vera family, I switched my browsers and my GNU Emacs to it. Couldn't be happier.

Oddly enough, the only things on my system that aren't switched are the X11 windows, because I don't understand how to install it there. {grin} Mac OSX makes it easy to drop TTF into ~/Library/Fonts, and then select that for all carbon apps instantly. I have no clue how to do that for X11, not being a big X11 user.

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Re^2: Font Preferences for Perl Program Editing
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Feb 21, 2005 at 10:25 UTC

    Aye, pitching in another vote for Vera Sans Mono. Vera Serif is a nice serif font, and Vera Sans is a very nice sans-serif font, but Vera Sans Mono is just drop dead gorgeous.

    I generally use 9pt in my 14001050 resolution.

    Windows people probably want to fetch the Vera zip file from

    merlyn: installing it for X11 isn't too hard, just a little tedious. Look for the font deuglification howto.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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