Re: Coder friendly font
> On Mon, September 21, 2015 11:33 am, Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:
>> 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
>> 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."
> Regarding disambiguity, Courier is one of the best fonts; likewise Times
> Roman. The only problem with Times Roman with respect to coding is that
> it is not fixed-width.
And courier is downright ugly.
> Sans-serif is not a desirable attribute, except for certain applications
> such as newspaper headlines. Studies have shown that serif fonts are more
> readable and less fatiguing, because the serifs of a letter or numeral
> convey much information.
It may be billed as sans serif, but there are a number of characters in
the font that do indeed have serifs.
> But Americans crave novelty, so there always is a market for the
> "different" when it is claimed to be "new" and "improved".