I’m trying out a programming font, the free Sometype
Mono. It avoids almost
everything I hate about coding fonts, and
beats out the previous champ Office Code
Pro by not having an
$ or five-lobed
*. Set width is a bit narrower, but
not as condensed as the same designer’s non-free Code
for 3 weights and matching italics, if you like squeezing a few extra
columns into your windows). Specifically, an 80-column window of
Office Code Pro will fit 83 of Sometype Mono, 86 of Code Saver,
or 88 of my former standard Anonymous Pro.
I can get Code Saver through my Adobe CC subscription, but I’m going to start with the free one, since I’m setting up a new work laptop this weekend, and it won’t have an Adobe license.
The Programming Fonts web site, which I hadn’t visited for a few years, includes Sometype Mono in its live previews, as well as an increasing number of cleanups of existing fonts to fix many of my complaints. The least-unreadable preview setting at the bottom is the base16-light color scheme and the None syntax coloring.
Markdown formatting and simple HTML accepted.
Sometimes you have to double-click to enter text in the form (interaction between Isso and Bootstrap?). Tab is more reliable.