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  • #11
    Iosevka with medium stroke.
    Cascadia looks good too (quite similar to fira code)

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    • #12
      Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post

      Funny, actually somebody opened a bug report to get rid of the curvy styling of "k" https://github.com/microsoft/cascadia-code/issues/31
      Actually I thought the "k" looked like crap too. Doesn't seem to match.

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      • #13
        Nothing beats Comic sans

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        • #14
          Originally posted by shmerl View Post
          No fonts can beat Dejavu Sans Mono for me. After trying different ones, I always go back to the Dejavu.
          Me too. I use fuchsia as my preferred colour, I try others but keep going back to the fuchsia
          linux addict, got the scars, the grey beard and the t-shirt.

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          • #15
            DejaVu looks like the kerning is a bit ick, such as "srv". Cascadia sort of looks like the kerning is handled well but the tracking(I think it's called?) looks really tight, so the readability is hampered a bit by squishing letters too closely. "root" also feels a bit weird with the "o" height, other than that I'm a bit biased as the style of Cascadia glyphs don't appeal to me.

            Droid really does look much nicer and readable from those screenshots, thanks for the comparison images!

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            • #16
              Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post

              Funny, actually somebody opened a bug report to get rid of the curvy styling of "k" https://github.com/microsoft/cascadia-code/issues/31
              It has personality. And some people can't stand anything with personality.

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              • #17
                Is it wrong that I instantly started thinking how this can be a bad thing?
                Patent trap? License incompatibility? Tivoization? NSA backdoor? Font renderer exploits?

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                • #18
                  Nice of them, but it is not unicode. And in general I prefer Iosevka family for code. And terminus for terminal and console.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by NateHubbard View Post

                    Actually I thought the "k" looked like crap too. Doesn't seem to match.
                    But you're fine with the "c"? or that "i"(rather than the weird curves just looks much larger/dominant than it should be)? Other characters also feel off or weird though, so it could just be me not liking the style.

                    Originally posted by jaypatelani View Post
                    Nothing beats Comic sans
                    As a terminal font or for programming as well?: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerH...akes_me_happy/

                    Better yet, programming with emoji: http://www.globalnerdy.com/wordpress...de-example.jpg

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                    • #20
                      I used to use Liberation Sans Mono, for its crispness and clear distinction between lowercase L and uppercase I and O and 0. Then friend recommended Go Mono. I was very sceptical and found it bulky at first. It grew on me after some time and now I'm addicted. There is something in Go Mono that says "use me".
                      As for that Microsoft font, I hate ligatures and anything that can visually fake unicode with plain ASCII.
                      Last edited by reavertm; 09-19-2019, 04:27 AM.

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