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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):

Anonymous is a free download here:

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 :)
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

ack the memory leak!


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.


Wednesday, February 25, 2004

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

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?

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.

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!!!  :)

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...

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!

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.)

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 :-)

Friday, February 27, 2004

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