in reply to My preference on serifs:

I prefer Inconsolata for code - and it's sans-serif. It's very nice (though it's sadly lacking in unicode chars)

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Re^2: My preference on serifs:
by Gavin (Bishop) on Apr 26, 2008 at 10:16 UTC

    Thanks Joost

    I have found as my years advance and my eyesight becomes not so sharp as it once was great difficulty in differentiating between the round and curly brackets in some fonts and also zero and the lowercase letter o.

    Inconsolata seems to fit the bill for me and it can be downloaded with an Open Font Licence.

Re^2: My preference on serifs:
by etcshadow (Priest) on Apr 26, 2008 at 04:53 UTC
    That's sans-serif? I look at your screen-shot and I see serifs at the top and bottom of the lower-case I's and L's. and the numeral 1. Also, if I follow the link I can see serifs on capital I and upper/lower J's, as well. Maybe it would be more fair to call it a "partial-serif" font?

    Does look nice, though, as it has serifs where they're most useful (and love the slashed-zero).

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Re^2: My preference on serifs:
by parv (Vicar) on May 01, 2008 at 00:32 UTC
    The monospaced (sans-)serif font looks nice indeed.
Re^2: My preference on serifs:
by hangon (Deacon) on May 02, 2008 at 09:48 UTC

    Serifs are ok if not too pronounced. I'm mainly concerned about differentiating ambiguous characters.

    Once I got so fed up with fonts that I took a generic courier, found a truetype editor and modified the font till I was reasonably happy. Actually it could use quite a bit more work, but its what I use for coding. Just looked at Inconsolata and think I'll give it a try.