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Hello.
Does anyone recommend a font for coding? I've come across recommendations for Consolas and one called Andale Mono (which isn't on my Vista system).
I tend to stick with Comic Sans, which I like, but would like to check out others. Thanks, Andy.
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A fixed-width font works best, because the Visual Basic Editor inserts a number of spaces when you press the Tab key.
Courier New is available on all versions of Windows, so it is a good candidate. (It's the font I use in the Visual Basic Editor, and for documentation purposes)
Consolas comes with Office 2007, so it may not be available on all PCs.
Comic Sans MS is not a fixed-width font, so I wouldn't recommend it for code.
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Thank you. Don't know why I said Comic Sans - I meant to say Courier New.. Probably coz I like Comic Sans generally! Andy.
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Andalé Mono was one of the fonts included in the now-removed package Microsoft TrueType Core Fonts for the Web. A hunt using Google may turn up a copy, hopefully virus-free... It is a useful monospaced font for programmers because the zero has a dot in the middle of it, and for other reasons (like because it's NOT Courier New).
AndaleMono.GIF
Don't forget that if you have the Cleartype Collection of fonts: Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Consolas, Constantia, and Corbel, then the monospaced font in that bunch is Consolas (which has a diagonal stroke through the zero). If for some reason you don't have these, you can obtain them by downloading the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007.
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Hi.
I haven't got Andalé Mono at the moment, but I'm quite excited by Consolas having a stroke through the zero - I don't get out much!
I wonder why I've never seen this in a font, event though it's constantly use in hand-written notes. Perhaps they should have put a stroke
through 7 as well. Andy.
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If you search Google or Bing, you'll find several "slashed zero" fonts, many of them free. For example:
ProFont for Windows, for Macintosh, for Linux
Zero
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Thanks for those font links - I especially like the HAM radio code fonts.
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You're welcome - glad you like them.
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