fonts for the older programmer

There was an interesting thread on comp.lang.tcl recently about
programming fonts. Which got me thinking .. after a particularly late
night squinting at the difference between ( and { I found myself
fiddling around (again) with different fonts, looking for the most
comfortable environment. You would think by now I would have decided
on something but the truth is I just keep switching. I think there is
a difference between night and day programming as well as programming
on the big LCD monitor or squinting at the little laptop.
(M-X-color-theme-select gets heavy use in my emacs mini buffer)

Anyway here's a survey of programming fonts
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/work/FontSurvey.aspx.

Does anybody have any strong preferences?

Cheers
Bob

PS. people under 40 need not reply :slight_smile:

Windoze: Courier New

Ubuntu: Courier 10 Pitch

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On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 12:18, Bob Jolliffe <bobjolliffe@gmail.com> wrote:

There was an interesting thread on comp.lang.tcl recently about
programming fonts. Which got me thinking .. after a particularly late
night squinting at the difference between ( and { I found myself
fiddling around (again) with different fonts, looking for the most
comfortable environment. You would think by now I would have decided
on something but the truth is I just keep switching. I think there is
a difference between night and day programming as well as programming
on the big LCD monitor or squinting at the little laptop.
(M-X-color-theme-select gets heavy use in my emacs mini buffer)

Anyway here's a survey of programming fonts
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/work/FontSurvey.aspx.

Does anybody have any strong preferences?

Cheers
Bob

PS. people under 40 need not reply :slight_smile:

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Consolas 13pt

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On Jun 22, 2011 12:24 PM, “Jan Henrik Øverland” janhenrik.overland@gmail.com wrote:

Windoze: Courier New

Ubuntu: Courier 10 Pitch

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 12:18, Bob Jolliffe bobjolliffe@gmail.com wrote:

There was an interesting thread on comp.lang.tcl recently about

programming fonts. Which got me thinking … after a particularly late
night squinting at the difference between ( and { I found myself
fiddling around (again) with different fonts, looking for the most

comfortable environment. You would think by now I would have decided
on something but the truth is I just keep switching. I think there is
a difference between night and day programming as well as programming

on the big LCD monitor or squinting at the little laptop.
(M-X-color-theme-select gets heavy use in my emacs mini buffer)

Anyway here’s a survey of programming fonts
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/work/FontSurvey.aspx.

Does anybody have any strong preferences?

Cheers
Bob

PS. people under 40 need not reply :slight_smile:


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>> PS. people under 40 need not reply :slight_smile:

Notice how only the youngsters replied! I think you're supposed to be settled by now, Bob.

To get the mean age up, I can disclose that I'm boring enough that I still use Monaco 11(10) pt...

Jo