My quest for something to replace Envy Code B on my ClearType-enabled systems continues.
It must be obviously scalable, mono-spaced (yes I know you can program with variable-width but I prefer fixed-width), have distinctive characters to help avoid confusion between 1il, o0OQ, $Ss8 at reasonably small font sizes – you know the drill.
So far I’ve tried:
and a whole host of less desirable ones from Keith Deven’s programming font list.
True, the font isn’t perfect but it is very fine indeed. The best news is that it is to be liberally license which means I should be able to make the tweaks I want (there are some Bézier glitches, missing symbols and that zero needs a slash through it) and release a derivative version. I’m also not keen on the micro-serifs but we’ll see.
I’m just getting clarification on the situation from the author as to whether the license applies now or at final release.