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jjamesjjames AMX Sustaining EngineerPosts: 2,900
Just curious - what font do you use for Netlinx Studio 2?

I found this one and thought about using it, what do you think? :Dhttp://www.arcavia.com/Software/ProgFont/

In all seriousness, I prefer the Raize font, but have been looking at others today. I might lean towards Pragmata, but it costs $135. Not sure if I need it THAT bad. :D

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  • ericmedleyericmedley Senior Member - 4000+ posts Posts: 4,174
    Trebuchet MS
    with everything 'Bold'
  • HedbergHedberg Junior Member Posts: 671
    I've been using Bitstream Vera Sans Mono. I don't recall where it came from, but it was free. It may have been from recommendation I saw here, I don't recall.

    I find two things about it very nice: the 0s are easy to distinguish from the Os and the }s are easy to distinguish from the )s.

    That programmer's font looks pretty cool. It would keep anybody from watching over your shoulder.
  • annuelloannuello Junior Member Posts: 294
    Courier New.  Call me a geek, but the fixed-width is a great complement to
      code indentation, even though it has serifs.
    FWIW, I also use reverse contrast for programming.
    

    For fonts on touch panels, I try to standardise everything on Arial and Arial Bold. It's a very clear font for low resolution displays (72dpi to 150dpi) like active screens.

    From what I can recall in UI design, serif fonts (like Times New Roman) are designed for print (paper) where you have a high resolution (300dpi to 1600dpi). The serifs are designed to enhance the reception of the fovea by creating "alignment" patterns in the image that the bran is analysing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyeball

    Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Often my colleagues disagree with me. :)

    Roger McLean
    Swinburne University.
  • jweatherjweather Junior Member Posts: 320
    Courier New works great for me... I'm also partial to Lucida Console for higher point sizes, but it gets a bit too dense at 10 points.
  • ColzieColzie Senior Member Posts: 470
    I've been using Consolas - 8pt. Fixed width, line through zeros.
  • jjamesjjames AMX Sustaining Engineer Posts: 2,900
    Thanks for the input everyone.

    I think I just came across my new favorite programming font. It's called Anonymous. Attached a few screen shots, and for those who prefer LARGER fonts without it getting ugly . . . well this one is for you. Check this out. And it's got slashed zeros too! :D I'm pretty excited about it.

    Attached are a few screenshots, and of course - here's the link.
    http://www.ms-studio.com/FontSales/anonymous.html#
  • a_riot42a_riot42 AMX Wizard Posts: 1,619
    jjames wrote: »
    Thanks for the input everyone.

    I think I just came across my new favorite programming font. It's called Anonymous. Attached a few screen shots, and for those who prefer LARGER fonts without it getting ugly . . . well this one is for you. Check this out. And it's got slashed zeros too! :D I'm pretty excited about it.

    Attached are a few screenshots, and of course - here's the link.
    http://www.ms-studio.com/FontSales/anonymous.html#

    Does your font not have lowercase characters? :)

    I have been using proggy font and have come to like it quite a bit. It was designed with programming in mind so 1,l,|,i,j look different as do o,O,Q,0.
    Paul
  • jjamesjjames AMX Sustaining Engineer Posts: 2,900
    a_riot42 wrote: »
    Does your font not have lowercase characters? :)

    Haha! I didn't know what you were talking about at first. I'm a CAPS programmer. ;) But have been starting to user "proper" casing lately - it's definitely a change for me to do it, but I'm fine with either way. :D
  • the8thstthe8thst Junior Member Posts: 470
    Currently I am using Monaco 9pt, but my favorite is Consolas.

    I had to wipe my laptop clean and now I can't remember where I downloaded Consolas without have Visual Studio installed first.

    If anyone feels like sharing I would appreciate it.
  • John GonzalesJohn Gonzales Junior Member Posts: 609
    You can download Consolas from Microsoft w/o having visual studio installed. The font pack is here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=22e69ae4-7e40-4807-8a86-b3d36fab68d3&displaylang=en


    --John
  • the8thstthe8thst Junior Member Posts: 470
    You can download Consolas from Microsoft w/o having visual studio installed. The font pack is here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=22e69ae4-7e40-4807-8a86-b3d36fab68d3&displaylang=en


    --John

    That was the download I tried and it gave me an error upon installation saying it required VS to be installed prior to the font installation.

    I did just figure out that installing the free Microsoft Power Point 2007 viewer installs the whole C* suite of Vista fonts onto an XP machine. I then uninstalled the PP viewer and the fonts remained.

    Here is the link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/thankyou.aspx?familyId=048dc840-14e1-467d-8dca-19d2a8fd7485&displayLang=en
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