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

Quoting Joe Pfeiffer (pfeiffer@cs.nmsu.edu):
> Cindy-Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com> writes:
> > 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..
> >
> > 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.
> Looks interesting -- I've been using Terminus for quite a while -- it's
> another fixed-width programmer-friendly font, Comparing it with
> Anonymous Pro, it seems a bit narrows and doesn't seem to have as much
> variation in apparent weight (Anonymous Pro's W is so much darker than
> the other characters on a line I'm looking at that it looks like it's in
> Bold!).

So you've installed it? Are you using it in a VC or an xterm?

I'm not sure how you would use it: the package contains four TTF files
and that's it.


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