"Melancholy with no apparent cause, characterised by a disgust with everything."
I believe this is the relevant font: https://www.cambus.net/spleen-monospaced-bitmap-fonts/
edit: I'm very stupid and apparently missed the link to this same blog post in TFA. Leaving this here in case someone else makes the same mistake.
I program myself and I know that terminal fonts have special requirements (e.g. certain characters like 1 and l or O and 0 should be visual distinctive) which this font certainly does reach.
Other than that it is a question of taste.
They also have fixed width and height constrains. In the case of this font the original motivation was to be readable on a LCD panel at 5x8
I prefer the convention of using a narrow zero to the slashed one in this font though, for exactly this reason.
It is the old Sun console font taken originally from OpenFirmware.
Though I gotta say, the variable stroke width might be less monotone and taxing on the eyes.
Nothing surprising about vector serif monospace fonts, since Courier and variations―which likely constitute way over 50% of all use of monospaced fonts―are slab-serif fonts.
Meaning another search nightmare and all discussions about this font will need to be tagged "gofont" or similar. Oh well.
The gofont used for the body of that article is very reminiscent of Candara (or is it Nyala?). The monospaced font is surprisingly nice, though!
My eyesight is perfect, yet every time I run across one of these I switch fonts or at least zoom in until the line width seemingly doubles.
Nowadays I love and only use Iosevka Slab: https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka (3rd and 4th panel in the topmost screenshot)
Monospace-serifs are interesting. They seem to ease the kerning problems. I just switch my terminal font from Inconsolata to Gofont Mono. Let's see in a few days how happy I am with it.
Thanks for the hint.
My Chromebook is about 150 DPI and it makes a world of difference compared to the typical 100 DPI desktop monitor.
I also much prefer large text, even though my vision is pretty good.
You can then set it as the default font for all your terminals if you like it.
If terminus is not provided by your distribution, get it from http://sourceforge.net/projects/terminus-font/files/terminus... then ./configure etc. as usual. In the end, you just need to keep the matching psf file that you can then move along your other console fonts.
I tried to mimic my Linux shell environment to OpenBSD a few months ago and after a few days, I gave up and used FreeBSD and pretty much accomplished it.
I personally like OpenBSD but the manpower isn't on par with FreeBSD to smooth out the edges I think.
You can enable them as follows:
sudo rm -rf 70-no-bitmaps.conf && sudo ln -s ../conf.avail/70-yes-bitmaps.conf .
sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig
> Another short term goal is to add support for Central European languages, with Polish being the immediate priority.
Other than that, looks good and I'm digging the French literary references.
The more pertinent question, however, is “why?”, if you could boot at least bare X and xterm instead.