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Phil
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« on: June 20, 2007, 07:54:55 pm »

What do you guys use for you default font in CE?

I use Courier New 14pt Bold.

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007, 08:05:39 pm »

Courier New 9pt Regular

This gives me fifty nine lines on 17'' screen. Sometimes I switch to Courier New 10pt Regular. I also use embolden keywords.

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007, 08:41:26 pm »

I only get 27 lines on my screen.  Smiley
I think my screen is a 12", and with 14pt, that doesn't leave a lot of room. I just prefer it large because otherwise I struggle to read it.

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007, 11:59:51 pm »

I also sacrifice lines for better legibility.  My default in Crimson is Lucida Sans Unicode (that's right, I use a proportional font) in a size which gives me a smidgen over 30 lines in a normal window, about 35.6 lines maximized.

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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2007, 03:13:28 pm »

Consolas FTW.  Love it, especially for coding, easy on the eyes and whatnot.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007, 06:09:08 am »

Consolas FTW.  Love it, especially for coding, easy on the eyes and whatnot.
Tried installing this one but it told me that Microsoft Visual Studio needs to be installed  Huh. When it comes to _favorite_ font then I like to mention vt100 which is a part of Vandyke SecureCRT application. I'm attaching a screenshot.

But still as far as CE goes I think that Courier New 10pt regular is a best choice for default font. For example I can't imagine how you guys use 14 pt fonts Smiley I just need to see bigger picture that's why I'm using tiny fonts but thats just me. So I think 10pt is somewhere in the middle.

I would suggest to move this topic to CE development forum.

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2007, 06:31:54 am »

If you used a 12 inch screen, you might want to up the size a little.  Smiley

I use a Tablet PC. It is kindof small. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1758827,00.asp

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2007, 02:27:17 pm »

Consolas FTW.  Love it, especially for coding, easy on the eyes and whatnot.

Screenshot? Microsoft says they only want people with VS licenses using this...confused
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2007, 02:28:18 pm »

By the way, I use Courier New 10 usually. Obviously monospace is a req Tongue and that happens to be one of the more well known ones.
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2007, 01:10:19 am »

Here's a screen shot attached.  I notice they say it's only /intended/ that leaves it kind of vague..though IANAL.


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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2007, 02:14:22 am »

Well, VS 2005 is given as a requirement on the page above, so while it might only be "intended", it is very strongly "intended".

I did see a great font a bit back for programming but I never got round to downloading it. Must see if I can find it again.

FWIW, I use the default, Courier New 10.
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2007, 03:27:57 am »

Oh. It looks like the standard Notepad font. I'll stick with Courier Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2007, 06:32:36 am »

That Consolas thing does not look like any Notepad default that I can recall.  The default has changed from one version to another, and I have fiddled with it too much to remember what those defaults actually were, but I don't remember Notepad's text ever looking like Consolas.

Judging by the screenshot, Consolas is pretty nice.  I'm not a VS user, though.  When I must choose a monospaced font, I generally pick either Courier New or Lucida Console.  The letters in Lucida Console are more legible to my eyes, but the line spacing is horrible (as in, the lines are way too close to each other).  Thankfully you can often adjust the line spacing (Crimson makes this easy, for example).

The fixed-width font I spend the most time looking at is actually IBM 3270 (9x16 only; it's not scalable and the other sizes are crap), for work, obviously.  The VT100 font brings back fond memories of the dumb terminals at school, but I don't find it as legible as some of the alternatives.  (Unless it is on a genuine monochrome terminal monitor!)

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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2007, 02:27:14 pm »

Yeah it's definitely different then Lucinda Console the notepad default.  See attached, the top is Lucinda the bottom is Consolas.



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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2007, 07:45:11 pm »

Hm. You're right. I guess it's some sort of cross between Lucida and Courier. I can see elements of both anyway. I don't know. I still think I'd prefer Courier. More importantly, I don't want to pay some large amount of money for a font Tongue
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