Linux Fonts for Code?

Any recomendations for the most workable TTF font for code under linux. I have tried a couple including Profont but have not found any that will stop me wanting to go back to windows for development. Free fonts only please.

Many Thanks

Jasper Potts

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Jasper Potts wrote:

Any recomendations for the most workable TTF font for code under linux. I
have tried a couple including Profont but have not found any that will
stop me wanting to go back to windows for development. Free fonts only
please.

Many Thanks

Jasper Potts


I personally find Licida Sans Typewriter in 13 points very nice (with
antialiasing on).
I believe it comes with JDK (I am not sure though)

Friendly,
Dmitry

--
Dmitry Lomov
Software Developer
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
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I use the Bitstream Vera Mono font from http://www.gnome.org/fonts/

Whether you have this font on your system or not, you can get Java to notice new fonts by putting the .ttf file in the appropriate jre/lib/fonts/ directory. So to get it in IntelliJ, put it in $IDEA_HOME/jre/lib/fonts.

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I think you can also install them like normal X fonts, can't you?

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Jasper Potts wrote:

Any recomendations for the most workable TTF font for code under linux. I have tried a couple including Profont but have not found any that will stop me wanting to go back to windows for development. Free fonts only please.


I find the Proggy font on this page quite good:

http://www.tactile3d.com/tristan/

/Jonas

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On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 10:29:54 +0000, Jasper Potts wrote:

Any recomendations for the most workable TTF font for code under linux. I
have tried a couple including Profont but have not found any that will
stop me wanting to go back to windows for development. Free fonts only
please.


I use the Bitstream Vera fonts. Look damn nice to me.

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On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 19:49:39 +0200, Jonas Karlsson wrote:

I find the Proggy font on this page quite good:

http://www.tactile3d.com/tristan/


Looked good on the website, but not when I ran IDEA with them :(

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One font to rule them all: Andale Mono
Available here : http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/

BoD

Jasper Potts wrote:
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Any recomendations for the most workable TTF font for code under linux. I have tried a couple including Profont but have not found any that will stop me wanting to go back to windows for development. Free fonts only please.

Many Thanks

Jasper Potts

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I've tried a few things but none of them seemed to make a difference. It would be nice if Java on Linux was Xft aware :)

If there is a better way I wouldn't mind knowing myself.

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Swing doesn't support sub-pixel antialiasing, so alsmost all antialiased fonts look ugly on TFT screen. I've choosen Verdana at 12pt, it is not monospaced but it doesn't hurt my eyes.

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Subpixel antialiasing can be implemented in Java, though, but no one has made a L&F that uses it. On the other hand, I have an LCD screen, and ClearType looks like crap here, I don't know how people can stand all the little red and blue dots around half the fonts.

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On Wed, 14 Apr 2004 10:07:49 +0200, BoD wrote:

One font to rule them all: Andale Mono Available here :
http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/


Which has MS licensing issues, you could use these nice free open source
ones which are based around the MS fonts:

http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/gavindi/

Very nice. Esp the Veranda ( Verdana clone ) for web browsing.

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Strange. CoolType in acrobat reader looks good for me, no color dots. There were no such dots on windows also AFAIR.

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