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Thursday, 20 March 2008

Three Great Fonts for Programming

Filed under: Software Development — Jan @ 10:20

In the past I’ve blogged about the Consolas and Bitstream Vera Sans Mono fonts. Yesterday I found another great programming font: Envy Code R.

Like the two other fonts, this is a monospaced font, even when mixing plain and bold text. It’s a TrueType font optimized for ClearType. It is widely spaced like Consolas, but slightly taller. It supports more accented characters than Vera Sans Mono, but does not support Cyrillic like Consolas.

I’ve added a page to the EditPad Pro website explaining what to look for in a programming font. The second part of the page compares the three fonts I just mentioned.

1 Comment

  1. Nice find, but I have found Envy Code R looks awful in the Microsoft SQL Management Studio editor window. Fonts can look wildly different in different programs. One font I find I keep going back to is Luxi Mono.

    Comment by kger — Friday, 21 March 2008 @ 0:42

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