Can a vim nerd respond with how to display-time-remap a normal tilde to another unicode codepoint? There are at least four tilde-like glyphs that may be cast by any middling magician of the Unicode elements: ~⁓〜˜
What I really like about Source Code Pro is that it has a 'Light' version, which looks absolutely perfect on OSX with its fatty font rendering. Before this, I used to always have t acclimate between Ubuntu and OSX and Windows, but not anymore!
It is surprisingly hard to obtain a consistent font rendering across OSX, Windows and Linux. I had to play with the weight of the fonts, but also the font size (on Windows, my font is 3pt smaller than on OSX...). Irritating, especially when you actually synchronize your configuration files.
I agree, and the main irritant has to be OSX and its refusal to do any hinting or 'sharpening' at lower point sizes. I hoped the retina will make it better, but amazingly, it doesn't quite enough, fonts still look too fat and rounded on the edges!
I was wondering why the MonoFur example was in italics, then I tried it out in Sublime - for some reason it uses the Italic version as if it is the regular version, and I haven't found a way of fixing that. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Monaco is my favorite as well. Actually I think it's slightly less readable then bitstream vera or consolas, but Monaco has some kind of angular personality to it that makes more emotionally satisfying to read and program in, than the others
Increasingly, professional typeface designers working today are coders as well. The OpenType format for fonts allows designers to program font behaviour, often in pretty sophisticated ways. These range from standard typographic niceties like automatic substitution of a pre-defined sequence of glyphs with a ligature, to contextual substitutions of alternates to make a handwriting font more natural-looking, to even more creative explorations of the possibilities of the OpenType format.
This example is only tangentially related to the typeface design process, but if you're interested about the intersection of typeface design and technology, you can look up videos from the Robothon conferences to see what the possibilities are.
One feature I would like to see in a font: Really awesome Unicode support. With characters like all the subscript/superscript digits and letters. And all the combining diacritics (like hat, dots, double dots, overlines, vector arrows etc.).
Also, some fonts are monospaced in the ASCII set, but not for less common characters such as typographic quoted.
Do you know a font that qualifies here? Because Unicode is super awesome!
This is a super excellent font. It was my font of choice for years and years. I've only recently switched to Meslo (https://github.com/andreberg/Meslo-Font) but more for the sake of change than any complaint about Anonymous Pro.
The one that bugs me is people who describe themselves as just 'consultant'. I've met two of the following.
Yes, a consultant, but what kind? 'I'm a consultant' Yes, but what do people consult you for? 'For when they need consulting' Yes, but about what? Are you a medical consultant, a security consultant, a civil engineer, a financial consultant, legal, something else? [puzzled look] "I'm - a - consultant."
This is the first time I've come across this font. Tried it and I really like it; it comes across as clear/sharp without sacrificing the smoothness (this is based on what I can see on Win 7 with Putty and ClearType enabled). I think I'll continue to use it.
This looks like a great font. I love Inconsolata—I've used it for more than a few months now, and it's extremely good. I've tried Monaco, Monaco Lives, Menlo (I think?) etc. and keep going back to Inconsolata. :-)