Yeah, I was just looking at it (in 7 point) and I noticed that too. But that seems common; even Consolas and the Proggies have serifs on the i and j. The lowercase l as well, but that's a good thing -- distinct from vertical bar |
Proggy is too small and it comes only in a handful of sizes, so Consolas it is. Plus, it looks great with cleartype on LCD (my main machine), on CRT Courier New is the better choice.
The only flaw of Consolas is a lack of slashed zero (you gotta tell your O from 0).
Unfortunately, people who make fonts (typographists and graphic designers) don't do programming, they are in completely different domains of creativity, otherwise somebody would have made the right stuff by now.
Been using it for some years, but I've settled with Proggy Clean Slashed Zero.
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I've been using Courier New up until today. I tried Consolas for a couple of hours both with and without ClearType enabled, and didn't like it at all. (I don't like ClearType, either. To me it isn't really all that "clear.")
Since Chris was nice enough to provide links in the poll, I've now switched to Proggy Clean SZ, myself.
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I doubt the fact the code with serifs is more buggy. Come on, its just a bunch of letters. You get just as much bugs with consolas
However I do agree that code is easier to read with a sans-serif font.
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Yes, it should probably read "Don"t know, don"t care, I use whatever is default, which is usually Courier New". Mind you, I've worked with a few people who would've coded better if the default was Wingdings.
I voted "I don't care", but that's because the default font is always a good choice, all code editors use monospaced fonts by default.
For instance, when I have to paste some code snippet in Word, I do use a monospace font (I added a style to normal.dot and all and all).
Hmm, maybe I should have voted "Courier New".
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