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No text looks better or reads more easily to me while coding than a monospaced bitmap font at about 10pt and 100ish DPI. (And yes, I've read properly antialiased text on a high DPI screen).

Of course this is probably a product of nostalgia and familiarity as much as it is actual general readability.




I have no nostalgia associated with pixelated or bitmap fonts, but I agree. So it might not entirely be your nostalgia leading you to the preference :p

After using bitmap fonts for a while I can't help but notice how imperfect antialiasing, and other ways of smoothing fonts are.

To the point where it distracts me. For example, when using Windows Terminal; "Huh? Is that font meant to look like that? Better check all my windows font settings and use that pointless wizard for the 5th time".

I cannot use a terminal font on *nix that isn't a bitmap font. I hate anything else.

That being said I haven't tried any of the tricks in the article, maybe those will sort out my problems with my non-bitmap font rendering.




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