The blogging about favorite programming fonts doesn’t seem to want to truly die down so here’s how I rate the most popular fonts for programming in descending order with my own Envy Code B which I use all the time – but now desperately needs the ClearType treatment.
If you click the image you’ll see red boxes highlighting what I feel are the various problem characters/positioning with each font.
Comments are welcome apart from people suggesting proportional fonts. Tried Tahoma, Verdana and a few others – I just plain don’t like proportional fonts for programming.
It seems many people are raving over Consolas but the x-y proportion just seems wrong to me – I prefer taller thinner characters for the odd longer line. Don’t get me started on the ugly lower-case g and ? or the fact that numbers are smaller than capital letters.