For your viewing pleasure, here is what my typical development environment looks like (anti-aliased retina 11pt Inconsolata):
But, after the monospaced variant of Ubuntu font is released, I switched away from Inconsolata. It is a great font, but Ubuntu Mono is better looking for my taste.
You can find my .vimrc and the rest of my configurations over here: https://github.com/kballenegger/dotfiles/blob/dotfiles/.vimr...
If you have that same quibble, good news: Inconsolata-dz. Inconsolata with straight quotes.
Consolas vs. Inconsolata: http://1overn.com/2011/01/31/iterating-on-font-pair-comparis...
Droid Sans Mono vs. Inconsolata: http://1overn.com/2011/01/31/iterating-on-font-pair-comparis...
1. Go to chrome://settings/fonts
2. Click the dropdown for "Fixed-width font"
I named the modified version "Nameless Amateur," which was a big mistake as it makes Googling for it a NSFW activity.
The Google Web Fonts version of the original Inconsolata — which has apparently been "properly hinted for Windows" — was a major improvement, but still lacks the buttery smoothness the font has on Linux.
This discrepancy seems to be due to a Linux font setting that lets you choose "slight", "medium" or "full" hinting, with slight being the default. If I choose full, I get the more squared-off, digital-looking font appearance I associate with Windows. I don't have a Mac, but based on screenshots in this thread, the appearance is the same as Linux.
Anyway, good to see Inconsolata getting some attention. A very well-made font.
Yes, I know it's meant for print, but people here mention it in the context of using it on the screen as well.
3 years will see the majority of new computers on ‘retina’ displays.
And given that I paid as much for my T61 a couple years ago as I could've paid for a decent MBP and the screen made my eyes bleed, I'm willing to be the 1600x1200 display was not that great.
Has sizes 8,9 and 10.
Screenshot for great justice!
For most of my programming/terminal work, however, I use Proggy Clean, non-antialiased. The amount of context you can put on the screen this way is amazing. Also, once you use a well-designed non-antialiased font for a while, you will have a hard time going back to the fuzzy outlines of vector fonts. I think a retina-quality display will obviate the need for fonts like Proggy Clean, though.
I'm still looking for a font that has clean hinting at 8pt on Linux, that doesn't have absolutely atrocious features, and that has a reasonable number of symbols on the mathematical and non-Latin Unicode planes. Fontconfig with Infinality patches helps, but not enough.
the top one is Inconsolata, the bottom one DejaVu.. anyone else come across this behaviour before? I'm never sure of what to google to get it sorted.. and haven't managed to figure it out
if I'm right, take a look at: http://blog.typekit.com/2010/12/14/a-closer-look-at-truetype... and ctrl-f to 'delta' for a partial explanation of what's happening.
inconsolata seems to act silly regardless of the font size, I guess it might be just a konsole bug seeing as the font works ok with gnome-terminal etc
In particular, I use M+ 1m regular. I like it because I'm shortsighted, so when I put it in 14pt, I can see very clearly.
My history of programming fonts goes something like this:
- i know they were mono
- Dejavu sans / vera sans mono
- proggy clean (back in the days of low resolution, i really loved it )
(switched to mac)
- andale mono
Once in a while i try some other font, but i keep returning to Andale Mono.
(best MS product ever? :)