[thelist] Coding Font Preferences

Hassan Schroeder hassan at webtuitive.com
Fri Dec 13 10:24:01 CST 2002

Alan McCoy wrote:
> I'm trying to pick a new font to use while coding that meets the
> following criteria:
> 1. Easy to read
> 2. Clear distinction between "0" (zero) and "O" (uppercase letter 'o')
> as well as "I" (uppercase letter i) and "l" (lowercase letter L)
> 3. Doesn't get clumpy-looking when it goes bold.
> Anyone have a recommendation for any fonts? (fixedsys and courier just
> don't do it for me anymore)

You don't have this as a requirement, but I've found variable-width
fonts less readable for actual code work -- YMMV.

In any case, I currently use 'Lucida Console' (in jEdit); you might
also like the slightly more compact version, 'Lucida Sans Unicode'.
(These are on Win2K).

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