Nice programming fonts

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    Nice programming fonts

    Here are some nice font alternatives for those who have to look at code for 8 or more hours a day.

    I especially like the Proggy Clean with bold punctuation. Really helps you see missing brackets, parentheses, etc.


    http://www.proggyfonts.com/index.php?menu=download

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    Bitstream Vera Sans Mono: it's really like Proggy Clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Here are some nice font alternatives for those who have to look at code for 8 or more hours a day.

    I especially like the Proggy Clean with bold punctuation. Really helps you see missing brackets, parentheses, etc.


    http://www.proggyfonts.com/index.php?menu=download
    I use Proggy Clean myself. I was thinking about posting about it a few weeks ago. Weird.

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    I use consolas myself,

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    And if you want to impress the un-knowledgeable in programming have a shortcut key that quickly changes the font to wingdings

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers View Post
    And if you want to impress the un-knowledgeable in programming have a shortcut key that quickly changes the font to wingdings
    Even better, hieroglyphs

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    Even better, hieroglyphs
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    Since this is the second time Proggy Fonts has come up on a forum that I frequent, I decided to give it a try. For some reason Proggy Clean does not look all that great on Notepad++ (lack of vertical space between lines), but it does look good on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and Netbeans 6.0.

    I cannot really decide between Proggy Clean, Proggy Clean (Slashed Zero), and Proggy Clean (Slashed Zero, Bold Punctuation). The zero thing is like... they both look pretty good. The bold punctuation gives an effect similiar to Notepad++ (which has bold syntax highlighting for punctuation by default), but it seems a little too strong, unlike Notepad++'s bold.
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    I have to have cleartype fonts.

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    Proggy clean bold punctuation looks good but you need to use 12 pt to get any benefit. It's 12 pt looks more like other fonts at 10 pt.

    It does have some glyphs that touch such as M next to N and vice versa but overall it looks good.

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    Proggy clean bold punctuation looks good but you need to use 12 pt to get any benefit. It's 12 pt looks more like other fonts at 10 pt.
    Yeah, I set it to 12pt on MS Visual Studio 2005, and it looks good save that the bold punctuation is a little too bold for me. Strangely, I needed to set it to 16pt on Netbeans to get the same size.
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    Comic Sans. 'nuff said, yo.
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    Courier New FTW.

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    I'm using size 8 Sans atm so I can fit as much as possible on my low rez screen.

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