Programming fonts trigger as passionate debate as sometimes politics or religion do. Every programmer has his/her favorite font,but mostly the monotype small fonts rule programmers heart.
The clarity of such fonts is very important. Here is some information about some programmer fonts that I have collected over the past few weeks.
My favorite, which seems to be favorite among quite some programmers, is the Dina font. The clarity is amazing and the width saving fits more code into the screen. Just google for Dina and you can find many posts about how Dina has made their programming life easy :). While making the programming life easy is more of a psychological thing, but one thing is clear that Dina makes code easy to read on the screen.
Here is a sample of Dina in action in Carbide.c++.
Options to Dina.
There are many options to Dina, the other fonts which I found to be usuable are Consolas and Monaco. The screenshots should give an idea about both of them.
PragmataPro – Another excellent font, but its not free :(.
PragmataPro is another clean font by Fabrizio Schiavi. PragmataPro is amazing and the clean detail of each glyph shows well. This font is available at a limited offer price of 20$, provided you donate something. The offer is till 1st Jan 2012. So if you want to own some awesome font then please donate here. I think 20$ is not much to ask for something you plan to stare atleast 8 hours per day. 😉 You can check some other neat stuff from Fabrizio Schiavi here.
Following are some links which have a comprehensive list of programming fonts: