[TxMt] Italics in syntax bundles
wonge at rogers.com
Wed Nov 24 17:26:44 UTC 2004
I agree ProFont in anti-alias mode totally rocks. Although this typeface
does remind me of the days I spent programming on those awful Borland
On 24/11/04 11:37 am, "Mike" <mike at screenflicker.com> wrote:
> 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>
>>>> 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)
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