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Re: Migrating Debian installation to a new motherboard

On 2018-11-03, Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 03, 2018 at 01:54:32AM +0000, mick crane wrote:
>>On 2018-11-02 11:15, Michael Stone wrote:
>>>On Fri, Nov 02, 2018 at 07:58:23AM +0000, mick crane wrote:
>>>>The 0 with a line through it helps but l still looks like 1.
>>>That's still a font selection issue--in the font I'm using it's hard
>>>to confuse the two. (l has an arc of stem to the bottom right, 1 has
>>>straight bilateral serifs. l has a straight left serif on the
>>>ascender, 1 has an angled serif.)
>>well I don't know.
>>what font you use then. ?
> Two packages to check out are fonts-hack and fonts-go

Actually the fonts-hack package doesn't exist here.

I do find, however:

fonts-hack-otf - Typeface designed for source code, OpenType fonts
fonts-hack-ttf - Typeface designed for source code, TrueType fonts
fonts-hack-web - Typeface designed for source code, Web fonts

fonts-go is good to go, though.

I'm personally using andale in an xterm and have no problems
distinguishing between the l as in Louise and the 1 as in wonderful.

(I must've installed the Microsoft ttf core fonts quite a while back,
because my memory of that event is vague. I was unaware of the existence
of fonts-hack* until a moment ago.)

When you have fever you are heavy and light, you are small and swollen, you
climb endlessly a ladder which turns like a wheel. 
--Jean Rhys, Voyage in the Dark

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