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Blue background + Anonymous font = heaven

Anonymous is a very nice monospaced font. Coupled with a white-on blue color scheme in Visual Studio, it's real eye cherry.

Here is a screenshot (ignore the bulls**t code itself):

http://users.pcnet.ro/sp/blue.GIF

Anonymous is a free download here:

http://www.ms-studio.com/FontSales/anonymous.html

Don't forget to set XP's 'character smoothing' to Standard. ClearType messes it up.


I kind of like the white text on blue background idea (probably still miss the days of DOS, Norton Commander and Borland IDEs :)

Alex.ro
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

ack the memory leak!

*whimper*

Mike Swieton
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Ouch, my eyes. I'm from a newer generation, so that light on dark stuff hurts my eyes. I MUCH prefer black on white, and the standard font in VS.NET is fine with me. However, as for a monospace font, that one looks quite nice.

  --Josh

JWA
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

I'm an oldster. I remember those days. Ouch. I prefer black on white

sgf
Thursday, February 26, 2004

Fixed spaced fonts are so last century! Join the variable spaced font revolution.

Mr Jack
Thursday, February 26, 2004

Does anybody *really* use a variably spaced font to program?

anon
Thursday, February 26, 2004

Proportional font for programming?  Sure.  Why not?

By the way... just toning down a white background a bit with some very faint color seems to go a long way in reducing eye strain.  Softening the black a bit seems to help too, although to my eyes not so much.

veal
Thursday, February 26, 2004

"Does anybody *really* use a variably spaced font to program?"

Yes. I do. Bjarne Stroustrup does.

Seriously, is there _anything_ you actually need fixed space for? Anything at all? The only slight drawback is aligning same-line comments, but even that is fine if your IDE properly supports tabs and variable spaced fonts (which bloody VC++ doesn't).

Mr Jack
Thursday, February 26, 2004

If God wanted programs written in variable spaced fonts, he would never have created FORTRAN and 80 column cards.  Fixed space fonts forever!!!  :)

sgf
Thursday, February 26, 2004

I code in a proportional width font too.  It always makes other folks blink a couple times when they first look at some code on my screen...

Michael Kale
Thursday, February 26, 2004

Mmm, ProFont...

T.J.
Thursday, February 26, 2004

I go back and forth between fixed and variable spaced fonts, but I have to say: Anonymous is great.  I've been using if for the last few days, and it rocks.

Justin Johnson
Thursday, February 26, 2004

Nice looking font.  And I remember the Turbo C++ IDE as well, so that screen shot sure brought back memories.  (Wipes away tear.)

I have long preferred a dark background for coding.  I have a midnight blue background, with code in white, method names light yellow, keywords cyan, purple strings, and green clovers -- I mean green comments.

Gosh, that sounds like a riot of color, and I suppose it is, but it's quite readable for me.

Should be working
Thursday, February 26, 2004

> ProFont


I second that!

Unsygn
Thursday, February 26, 2004

I always program in proportional-spaced fonts.  I only care if the beginnings of the lines line up; I don't care whether the ends do.

(Obviously I don't do fancy comment rectangle boxes and stuff though.)

Kyralessa
Thursday, February 26, 2004

ProFont is nice but slightly nicer is Sheldon.
And by the way the blue background is horrible.
In vim I always user Zellner.
Less colours with taste :-)

Panna
Friday, February 27, 2004

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