You can find a few more on my website - link below.
I usually use Liberation Mono when using VS2008. Unfortunately, VS2010 uses WPF for the IDE editor, and WPF has its own embedded font display engine. This causes a big problem when you're trying to line up columns of variables, functions, etc. What looks ok in the VS2010 IDE editor turns out to be "not quite right" when you look at it in a standalone editor like UltraEdit (also using Liberation Mono). Result: column formatting is messed up. Naturally, if you use a Microsoft font like Consolas, it displays the same in both the VS2010 IDE editor and UltraEdit.
Just one of the many reasons I'm staying away from VS2010.
Awesome survey! I have a slightly different problem--I need a narrow monospaced font for printing, so that 80 columns fit into 5.5 inches. Years ago, one of my publishers made such a font for internal use, but I can't use that for other projects. I made a hack with FontForge, but I am still hoping for a better-looking font. Frankly, I am a bit surprised that there aren't more people looking for that, but perhaps the printed page is on its way out
Hi there, great article and resource. I've added many of these to try in my monospaced font rotation.
In reading about the "Anonymous" font, I found an interesting explanation for the "somewhat strange slashed zero that is slashed from left to right, instead of right to left," and I thought I would share it with you and your readers.
In the page for the newer "Anonymous Pro", the designer explains his choice for the slash direction, in keeping with the original Anonymous designers:
In the earlier fonts, the slashed zero, designed to look different than the capital “O”, goes the “wrong” way compared to most fonts that have this feature. Susan and David did this intentionally to distinguish it from the slashed capital “Ø” used in some languages. Some people thought this looked odd, so I put it the “right” way, and distinguish it from the “Ø” by keeping the slash inside the character.