Just a question,

What is the font you all use for coding, ie in editors. My preferrance would be Lucida Console (Yes I code in notepade :grin: )
Posted on 2003-03-26 22:48:44 by roticv
Lucida Console 8pt


Did you know that it's already 2003?

Better use edit(Command Line). :tongue:
Posted on 2003-03-26 22:57:08 by arkane
I use notepad and edit(command line)
Posted on 2003-03-27 03:41:54 by Vortex

Just a question,

What is the font you all use for coding, ie in editors. My preferrance would be Lucida Console (Yes I code in notepade :grin: )

"Courier New" on Linux and Windows.
Posted on 2003-03-27 09:34:28 by bazik
Courier New 10pt
Posted on 2003-03-27 09:44:01 by donkey
Verdana 10 (UltraEdit) at 96 dpi "small fonts"
Posted on 2003-03-27 11:03:11 by beaster
sometimes, If I imagine myself that I'm in the future, I use Terminal 6pt, really looks nice but too small. It doesn't look good if it's > 6pt.
Posted on 2003-03-27 11:22:10 by arkane
I have used lucida console for a long time but I recently found a nice font called Andale mono. I use it for both asm and C++ programming. In VC I use 9pt because the edit screen is smaller, in ultraedit 10pts:
Posted on 2003-03-27 12:13:22 by Thomas
I sometimes use my own font that I made to look like text mode ascii. I just grabbed the bits from the BIOS data area and translated it to a .fon file. :alright:
Posted on 2003-03-27 12:57:05 by iblis
i use Courier @ 10pt; notice that it's not courier new
@iblis: could you post your font? maybe as .ttf-file so i can use it everywhere? - if it's not possible to convert i'll be satisfied with the .fon too :)

greets, hartyl
Posted on 2003-03-27 14:07:19 by hartyl
I only have it in .fon format. But if you want to translate it be my guest. And be sure to post it here when you do. :alright:
Posted on 2003-03-27 14:16:34 by iblis
I use Lucida Console 10pt, and then use Verdana 10pt for everything else. Gosh, I love verdana!

Posted on 2003-03-27 15:48:13 by JamesE
Lucida Console 10pt for tcsh (console) window (Doh!)

Lucida Typewriter 10pt for emacs (If somebody wants my half-done masm-mode.el, I can post it. Then, again, who uses emacs under Windows, let alone my half-done elisp pkg?)
Posted on 2003-03-27 19:01:18 by Starless
Lucida Console 9pt.

Lucida Console seems to be pretty popular.
Posted on 2003-03-27 23:16:49 by ThoughtCriminal
Aye, Lucida console is a popular font.

Oh ya Iblis what you use to create your own font?
Posted on 2003-03-28 00:19:59 by roticv
Oh ya Iblis what you use to create your own font?

There are a lot of tools out there, just google around.

But the font I posted was created with a program I wrote to snatch the bits of the font from video bios and stuff it into a .fon format. Unfortunately the program had to be written as a 16 bit DOS app because I know no easy way of getting to the bios data area in win32.
Posted on 2003-03-28 09:21:55 by iblis
Fixedsys 9pt
For notepad & XASM
I hate typing a lot of text in other font.
Posted on 2003-03-28 16:11:17 by Ultrano
Courier new 10 pt
Posted on 2003-03-29 09:04:53 by Odyssey
I just use Courier New, but I'd be happy with any fixed font.

I'm petty simple when it comes to fonts. What annoys me with them is they are so VISUAL, and picking a new one is just way too time consuming.

I use a total of THREE fonts for everything. CN as noted. I also do a lot of engineering type documentation, for that I use Verdana for the 'boiler plate' portions (ie, the title block that is pretty much set).

Verdana was my replacement for Arial. Arial is a good readable font, but suffers from the letter eye verses number one look-alike problem. When you have part numbers of randon digits, such differences become crucial.

Autocad provides a lovely font that looks like a very well trained draftsman handwriting they call "Stylus BT" that I use for the parts a draftsman would draw. This has the effect of pre-conscious guiduing anyone reading the drawing to what is importaint.

Thats just for picture type drawings. For a mostly prose document (such as a spec) I use Verdana for everything.

Before I had Autocad I bought a cheap CD of handwriting fonts, used one called "Emelie's Hand" (named from the woman who write the letters to fontify). It too worked well.

I've actually had several accumulated days of meetings with other engineers, assembly techs and quality people over which font is best, and these are the ones we agreed on.
Posted on 2003-03-29 17:49:48 by Ernie
That's a really cool font, reminds me of the Apple // days and early DOS. Anyway, I tried opening it in Fontographer and in FontLab but it won't open. It'll import as a BitMap in Fontographer but it can't be understood, so I can't really trace it with a TrueType font creation utility.

Posted on 2003-03-29 20:43:10 by _Shawn