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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Guff » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:00 am UTC

littlebuddy wrote:LIBERATION MONO

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I find themes with dark backgrounds are generally more readable for me, but very dark themes are tools of the devil.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:12 am UTC

Anti-aliased fonts for coding gives me the shivers. It's just so wrong. I want to be presented with a 8x12 or 8x16 bitmap font, not some fancy pants subpixel hinted junk.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Guff » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:25 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:Anti-aliased fonts for coding gives me the shivers. It's just so wrong. I want to be presented with a 8x12 or 8x16 bitmap font, not some fancy pants subpixel hinted junk.

Bah, who needs dot matrix displays? Real Coders use 7-segment displays.

And Extreme Coders use incandescent 7-segment displays.

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby phlip » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:36 am UTC

I was about to comment about how 7-seg displays can't display letters, but then I remembered, they can show hex, and that's enough.

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Amnesiasoft » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:48 am UTC

7 segment displays?! Back in my day we used a single light that pulsed the binary of our document for us, and we were happy to have it.

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby headprogrammingczar » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:58 pm UTC

Back in my day, if you wanted to reprogram your difference engine, you had to move the gears yourself.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby phlip » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:34 pm UTC

Hmm, maybe we should have some kind of Four Yorkshireman sticky where these battles can take place, stop them derailing pretty much every debate where there's an "old school" option...

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Random832 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:43 pm UTC

phlip wrote:Hmm, maybe we should have some kind of Four Yorkshireman sticky where these battles can take place, stop them derailing pretty much every debate where there's an "old school" option...

In unrelated news, I was completely unaware of that sketch as the origin for that.

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Berengal » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:33 pm UTC

phlip wrote:Hmm, maybe we should have some kind of Four Yorkshireman sticky where these battles can take place, stop them derailing pretty much every debate where there's an "old school" option...

Hah, you're lucky to have stickies! Back in my day, we had to bump the threads manually every day! And if you derailed another thread because you didn't bump the sticky, you'd have your bits taken away by your drunk father and only be given gravel for dinner!

"Monospace", whatever font it may actually be. Sometimes bolded neon green on a black background, if I'm feeling extra l33t.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby headprogrammingczar » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:22 pm UTC

On that note, can we expand this topic to colors as well as fonts? I'm partial to the Eclipse coloring scheme (purple bold keywords, blue fields, everything else black). Somehow the combination of blue and purple with the coloring scheme on the GUI elements makes it impossible for me to get frustrated while coding. I would even go so far as to say I would be better at C++ if Visual Studio supported recoloring its GUI and text.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Random832 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:02 pm UTC

Visual studio does support changing the syntax hilighting colors.

Also... I've gotten used to the vim default color scheme - but never really bothered with changing other stuff to match it.

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby headprogrammingczar » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:17 pm UTC

Random832 wrote:Visual studio does support changing the syntax hilighting colors.

Really? Last time I had the courage and patience to navigate VS's hellhole of an options page, it wasn't there.

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Random832 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:26 pm UTC

Tools - Options... - Environment - Fonts and Colors.

I'm on VS2008, what version do you have?

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby headprogrammingczar » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:48 pm UTC

2005, because Valve is a wank and won't update their shit for the new IDE.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:58 am UTC

Berengal wrote:
phlip wrote:Hmm, maybe we should have some kind of Four Yorkshireman sticky where these battles can take place, stop them derailing pretty much every debate where there's an "old school" option...

Hah, you're lucky to have stickies! Back in my day, we had to bump the threads manually every day! And if you derailed another thread because you didn't bump the sticky, you'd have your bits taken away by your drunk father and only be given gravel for dinner!


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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby eliana » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:55 am UTC

Courier new is one of the few things that unite my retro poet friends and my more technical friends. I use it size eight in blue on a pseudo-transparent aterm tinted yellow over my steampunk-gears background. Dunno if that counts as a color :)

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Shmur » Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:07 am UTC

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Anonymous Pro yet. http://www.ms-studio.com/FontSales/anonymouspro.html It's a very nice font, I use it in TextMate, Xcode, vim, and Visual Studio across multiple platforms.

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Vault » Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:56 pm UTC

I've looked at Anonymous Pro, but there's something about it that I don't like. I can't place it, but there's something. In other news, I have discovered the Monofur font, which I can only describe as different from just about any other mono-spaced font I've seen. It's not something I would do normal coding in, but if I had to do some sort of printed code listing I think I might use it.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby headprogrammingczar » Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:31 pm UTC

That is one strange ?
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Xanthir » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:04 pm UTC

Ooh, Monofur is very pretty. I like it!
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Amnesiasoft » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:41 pm UTC

Different is a good way to describe that font. But certainly not a bad font.

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Berengal » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:19 am UTC

This one is surprisingly comfortable:
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Xanthir » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:17 pm UTC

I looked, but I couldn't find any fonts named "This one" that looked anything like what you have.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:14 pm UTC

Xanthir wrote:I looked, but I couldn't find any fonts named "This one" that looked anything like what you have.


The font's name is clearly "surprisingly comfortable", though I can kinda see why you thought it was "this one".
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Cleverbeans » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:22 pm UTC

I've recently switched to the IDLE default - courier. I did enjoy my logarithmic-scaled width mono-character font with retrievable index metadata for a long time though.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby hotaru » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:59 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
Xanthir wrote:I looked, but I couldn't find any fonts named "This one" that looked anything like what you have.


The font's name is clearly "surprisingly comfortable", though I can kinda see why you thought it was "this one".

yeah, sure it is.

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby TheChewanater » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:31 am UTC

For Linux coding I have yet to find a font better than the generic monospace with the oblivion color scheme. Although, some of the fonts you guys posted seem pretty good.
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For Mac coding I like the default one in Xcode (don't know the name), though I dislike the default coloring scheme.

For Windows coding, I usually close my eyes when I have to go near a Windows machine.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby ex-kgb » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:19 am UTC

Liberation Mono++

I also use it with Geany, though I tend to use dark text on light background, mostly just for it to be consistent with my desktop's theme.

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby GrawSith » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:37 am UTC

Textmate is a sexy beast of an editor, but i'm constantly switching between themes depending on light levels, language, mood etc. Although Anonymous is my all-time favourite font. It feels gooood.

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby mrkite » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:27 am UTC

A year later.. I've switched to a grey-on-dark (semi-transparent) scheme.. still vim though.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby TheChewanater » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:10 pm UTC

Mac font (Monaco) + Kate coloring scheme + Gedit's awesomeness = pleasing.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby flying sheep » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:18 am UTC

you looked at kate and think that gedit is awesome?

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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby TheChewanater » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:17 am UTC

flying sheep wrote:you looked at kate and think that gedit is awesome?

I like Gedit for its lightweight-ness and extensibility. It has what I want, but only what I want. I also don't really like KDE in general.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby Xanthir » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:26 am UTC

I've been coding with monofur for a while (thanks, Berengal!) and I like it a ton. It's a great monospace.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby jendral_hxr » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:24 pm UTC

My choice is Monospace for screen-printed code and Courier New for paper-printed code :D
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby enk » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:25 pm UTC

Monofur is beautiful. But I want to see all the details and end up with a huge size so I have too little code on screen :P
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby TheChewanater » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:05 am UTC

Yeah, I've tried Monofur. It looks terrible under 12px.
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Re: Coding Fonts

Postby modularblues » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:00 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
Xanthir wrote:I looked, but I couldn't find any fonts named "This one" that looked anything like what you have.


The font's name is clearly "surprisingly comfortable", though I can kinda see why you thought it was "this one".

Seriously, this font is surprisingly comfortable - could make a nice alternative to Courier New for Matlabbing when I'm in a particularly poetic mood... though I do like vertical character alignment as well, so I'll opt for Monofur otherwise.


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