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8 fonts for developers you’ve probably never heard before

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When you are in front of the screen for more than 10 hours a day writing code, it’s crucial to select a proper font for your editor. In my opinion it should always be monospaced and clear enough to avoid headaches. It should also be supported by best hosting.

In this post you will find 8 not so famous fonts that you could use and most of them are available only for Windows. Mac users enjoy by default really nice fonts (Monaco, Inconsolata, Panic Sans etc) so there’s no need to bother anyway :)

APlusBM

01_aplus
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Dina

02_dina
Download

Anonymous Pro

03_anonymous_pro
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Triskweline

04_trisk
Download

MonteCarlo

05_montecarlo
Download

Envy Coda A

06_envycodea
Download

Profont

07_profont
Download

QuickType Mono

08_quicktype
Download

Screenshots were taken from Notepad++ using the themes “Obsidian” and “Bespin”.

15 comments

  1. The font itself doesn’t really matter to me, as long as it’s easily legible. What I’ve found influences the legibility, at least when reading for prolonged periods, is anti-aliasing (which your screenshots lack).

  2. Nice collection of fonts, but I prefer smoothansi font over any other. Take a look on it: http://bit.ly/OdAY5

    Its main disadvantage however is that it doesn’t fully support my codepage (iso8859-2), but I don’t need my national letters when coding.

  3. @antek: looks good, yeah same here, some fonts don’t include Greek characters but that’s ok.

    @sugarenia: looks good. Although i saw another one called “Monaco” which seems really nice as well

  4. I recently became a fan of Menlo, which is the new default monospaced font in Snow Leopard. I use it all the time now in Eclipse IDE, and it looks great.

    Just wondering, what is the font in the first screenshot before the list of fonts?

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