[TxMt] Italics in syntax bundles

Mike mike at screenflicker.com
Wed Nov 24 16:37:54 UTC 2004

All this talk about fonts, I use ProFont and it looks fantastic. I used to
use Monaco and other similar typefaces but they just couldn't cut it
(whether it was anti-aliasing problems or just not being able to really tell
what some characters were). ProFont totally fixed that.

I suggest that everyone at least give it a go for a while and see what they
think too. I believe there is even a link on the TM site for ProFont.


PS - I am in no way affiliated with the makers of ProFont, I just really
like it ;-)

On 11/24/04 2:14 AM, "Jeroen van der Ham" <jeroen at je-ju.net> wrote:

> On 24-11-2004 01:53, Michael Stillwell wrote:
>> On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 14:23:04 +0100, Jeroen van der Ham <jeroen at je-ju.net>
>> wrote:
>>> On 23-11-2004 14:10, Allan Odgaard wrote:
>>>> On Nov 23, 2004, at 10:59, Jeroen wrote:
>>>>> My experience is that italics in most fixed-width fonts does not look
>>>>> that good and is bad for readability.
>>>> That's probably w/o anti-alias?
>>> Indeed, I don't like anti-alias at all, because it makes all the letters
>>> look smudgy.
>> Are you also using Monaco?  Monaco looks particularly bad not
>> anti-aliased because it doesn't come in an italic version--the italic
>> is faked, and whatever's doing the faking doesn't do a very good job.
>> I find that Lucida Sans Typewriter is slightly better, though I do
>> wish Monaco at 12pt, and not anti-aliased (my favourite combination
>> for code) was more pleasing to the eye.
> You are right, the problem is with Monaco, other fonts do display the
> italics better. But I must say that I really like the look of Monaco.
> But my opinion of anti-aliasing still stands. I have no idea why anyone
> would want anti-aliasing, because all the letters seem blurred. (Perhaps
> they just want that
> reading-the-newspaper-on-monday-morning-after-a-rough-weekend feeling
> back when coding, I dunno)
> Jeroen.
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