Font choice

I've been experimenting with different fonts and haven't found one I really
like. Does anyone have a suggestion?


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"Brad Lane" <lanebr@ncs.com> a ?crit dans le message de news:
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I've been experimenting with different fonts and haven't found one I

really

like. Does anyone have a suggestion?


I especially like DialogInput, size 14 and line spacing 0.7.
It's really a matter of taste and habits !

Guillaume


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Have you tried ProFont? It's the one I settled for (looks really good if the
size is 9).

http://www.intellij.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/EditorFonts

HTH,
Andrei

"Brad Lane" <lanebr@ncs.com> wrote in message
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I've been experimenting with different fonts and haven't found one I

really

like. Does anyone have a suggestion?

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Brad Lane wrote:

I've been experimenting with different fonts and haven't found one I really
like. Does anyone have a suggestion?


Courier New. I've used it forever. I personally dislike sans-serif
monospaced fonts for coding.

Ciao,
Gordon

--
Gordon Tyler
Software Developer, R&D
Sitraka (now part of Quest Software)
"Performance is Mission Critical"

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I'm currently using ProFont but I don't like the fact that my right margin
line is not in the correct place because the different sizes of symbols.

"Andrei Oprea" <aoprea@creditwave.com> wrote in message
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Have you tried ProFont? It's the one I settled for (looks really good if

the

size is 9).

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http://www.intellij.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/EditorFonts

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HTH,
Andrei

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"Brad Lane" <lanebr@ncs.com> wrote in message
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I've been experimenting with different fonts and haven't found one I

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like. Does anyone have a suggestion?

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On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 09:24:32 -0500, Andrei Oprea wrote:

Have you tried ProFont? It's the one I settled for (looks really good if
the size is 9).


Wow - nice font. Looks good under Linux as well. Although - doesn't show
up as a "mono font" in the list...

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It's fatter when bolded, that's for sure.

I haven't noticed any other issues with it, though. If you stayed away from
bold (I use bold only in comments) it would behave like a monospaced font.

Andrei

"Mark Derricutt" <mark@talios.com> wrote in message
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On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 09:24:32 -0500, Andrei Oprea wrote:

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Have you tried ProFont? It's the one I settled for (looks really good if
the size is 9).

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Wow - nice font. Looks good under Linux as well. Although - doesn't show
up as a "mono font" in the list...

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Andrei Oprea wrote:

Have you tried ProFont? It's the one I settled for (looks really good if the
size is 9).

http://www.intellij.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/EditorFonts


My Problem with ProFont is that it is nor really monospaced
i.e. bold, italic and normal characters do not have the same
width. With IDEAs syntax highlighting this it looka a bit strange
if layout code does not produce well aligned code.

Do you have any hints how to change this?

Stefan

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I've been experimenting with different fonts and haven't found one I really
like. Does anyone have a suggestion?

here are some reviews:
http://nova.bsuvc.bsu.edu/prn/monofont/

I still can't find anything that suits me better than courier new..
-j

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"Brad Lane" <lanebr@ncs.com> wrote in message
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I've been experimenting with different fonts and haven't found one I

really

like. Does anyone have a suggestion?


In my opinion (and I think I've read this in IntelliJ discussion groups), is
that the default font does not differentiate a number one and lower case 'L'
character - this is ALWAYS causing me problems.

If I remember correctly the ProFont was identified an (almost) mono-space
font which correctly differentiated between these characters.

Ian



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It's just bold that has a different width (that's how it looks to me, at
least :). Stay away from it (or limit it's usage to comments) and you should
be OK.

HTH,
Andrei

"Stefan Mainz" <Stefan.Mainz@Dynaware.de> wrote in message
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Andrei Oprea wrote:

Have you tried ProFont? It's the one I settled for (looks really good if

the

size is 9).

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http://www.intellij.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/EditorFonts

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My Problem with ProFont is that it is nor really monospaced
i.e. bold, italic and normal characters do not have the same
width. With IDEAs syntax highlighting this it looka a bit strange
if layout code does not produce well aligned code.

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Do you have any hints how to change this?

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Stefan

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You're right. If I turn of bold for Strings, keyword, etc... the right
margin is displayed where it's supposed to be.

Thanks for all the replies!


"Brad Lane" <lanebr@ncs.com> wrote in message
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I've been experimenting with different fonts and haven't found one I

really

like. Does anyone have a suggestion?

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I use Letter Gothic MT.
It?s a TrueType, sans serif, monospaced font.

You can "test" it at:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/agfa/letter-gothic/mt/testdrive.html

There are confusions with 1 and l. Bur zero and capital O can be confused,
and bold doesn?t look bold on small sizes.

ProFont is great but 9 pts is too small for my monitor.

-Juan



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I use FiraCode (https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode)
Is the best in my opinion. Take a look

- Paulo Henrique

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