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Re: Coder friendly font Anonymous Pro (ttf-anonymous-pro)


On Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:33:42 -0400
Cindy-Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com> wrote:

> One more then I hear my bird feeders calling. Couple days ago I was
> trying to find a pirate friendly font via an "apt-cache search"
> inquiry. No pirates (that weren't part of a *2GB* package, yarrrrr!),
> but stumbled on a font called "Anonymous Pro" that is billed as a
> "fixed width sans serif font designed for coders".
> Further description is: "Anonymous Pro (2009) is a family of four
> fixed-width fonts designed  especially with coding in mind. Characters
> that could be mistaken for  one another (O, 0, I, l, 1, etc.) have
> distinct shapes to make them  easier to tell apart in the context of
> source code."
> Since I had just like the day before installed "devscripts", it
> sounded like a potential win worth pursuing. It looks very similar to
> Monospace, but my brain still keeps actively noticing that there is
> definitely a user-friendly difference..

A small nitpick. Very small. There's no font called "Monospace", it's
an alias to some other font. Which, I presume, actually called DejaVu
Sans Mono. A quick check with 'fc-match Monospace' should clear all
possible uncertainties.

> Sharing because it might just help someone else who spends a lot of
> time using terminals. As I write that, for some reason it comes to
> mind that it may be standard with large installs. If not, the package
> name again is ttf-anonymous-pro.

I'm not trying to argue about tastes here, but if asked about the best
*terminal* font - I always suggest Terminus (which is xfonts-terminus).
While it lacks CJK glyphs and this modern Unicode emoji jumbo - it gets
the job done for me since '06.


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