Bob's Game has a slashed zero while KOPQRSTUVZ is changed.
Nimbus Sans Mono contains kerning pairs that URW++ added them. You do not need these. The capital J and small r is fully serifed.
Prima Sans Mono BT has the same as Bitstream Vera Sans Mono but is commercial. It lacks a center dot on the zero and the small l is fully serifed.
Proggy Square is used in Tears of Steel for text like MEMORY OVERWRITE COMPLETE.
The URL you mentioned is for Linux only. Windows can't use the format.
Actually, you can find the ttf verion here[^]. Remember to Use the EricCheng's modified ttf version for Windows. And for .FON, here[^] you can find the whole pack! (in the "Not Yet Reviewed" section below).
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True, Andale Mono was truly a gift when it's shipped with IE5. Having to be stuck for so long with Lucida Console or, ugh, Courier New, is an appalling situation.
I was an Andale Mono fanatic for years until one day I decided to get to know what those 'cool kids' were using when they pasted screenshots of pretty source codes with TextMate. It's Monaco, default monotype font from Apple.
I also had similar experience with the variable-width font. If you happened to see a default WordPress theme (Kubcrick) in a Mac, you'll notice the text is subtly more elegant. That's because the CSS uses Lucida Grande (or alternatively Verdana), again the default font in OS X. I believe these 2 fonts must be installed in every PC. And no, I'm not a fan boy
0) Be TrueType
1) Be fixed-width
2) Be legible in my chosen point size* (in Visual Studio)
3A) 0 and O easily distinguishable (preferably slashed zero)
3B) Uppercase I and lowercase L easily distinguishable
3C) Lowercase L and the digit 1 easily distinguishable
4) Have glyphs for "all formatting marks" (in Word)
5) Be available from Microsoft
6) Be sans serif (except for the uppercase I)
7) Be usable in a DOS box
(In that approximate order.)
* I use 8 point, you are welcome to choose a larger size
012 3A 3B 3C 4567
Courier New X X X X X X
Lucida Console X X X X X X X X X
Consolas X X X X X X X Looks OK at 10 point, bad at 8 and 12
ProggyCleanSZ X X X X X X X Unreadable at 8 and 10, OK at 12
ProggySquareSZ X X X X X X Unreadable at 8 and 10, OK at 12
Andale Mono X X X X X X X ? X
Anonymous X X X X X X X 7 point
Bitstream Vera X X X X X X X X
Envy Code R X X X X X X X OK at 8 and 12, better at 10
Onuava X X X X X X Mostly readable, percent sign in particular is troublesome
I think I'll try Lucida Console for a while and see how it goes.
Well that lasted about five minutes... In VS and Notepad the == runs together into one long equal sign (also combinations like mm). I may need to add another criterion above.
This is what the author of the proggy fonts writes about ProggyTiny:
"Real programmers use Proggy Tiny. Proggy Tiny is well-proportioned and is the smallest programming font I could come up with while maintaining distinctive characters and good readability.[...]
Use at point size 9 (bitmap font), 12 (truetype), or 16 (mac truetype)
The bitmap .fon version of this font includes 2 font files. One is the ANSI extended version, and the other is OEM extended. The latter is a console font and can be selected in console applications on Windows machines."
So the bitmap-version will get the two points for console use and containing all characters, but loose one for not being truetype.
But it may get an extra point for being almost your prefered size.
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In my opinion, Courier looks horrible with ClearType turned on. I just tried it in VS2008 and the font looked all jagged and hardly readable.
(Yeah I know, some people find ClearType horrible in general)
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