Fonts for coding

Jim McKeeth, of the Boise Software Developer’s Group, recently wrote about some cool fonts designed specifically for coding. For example, they emphasize the difference between the curley brackets “{}” and regular parenthesis “()”.

The font is called ProFont, and is specifically designed for programmers with the following attributes: looks good small, monospaced, and has highly distinguishable characters and symbols. Sheldon is another similar font.

Read the original article here and download the fonts here.

As a followup, I’ve noticed that Visual Studio .NET’s cursor tends to act kind of flaky when using this font. It’ll slowly “creep” away from the character you are typing, getting further and further away from the end of the line … until you stop, then it’ll snap back to position. Oh well, it’s a cool “looking” font, nonetheless.