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Good programming fonts

To begin with, I’m not professional programmers.

There there, you’re a painful programmer and you really care about the font of your code editor, I see. So I collect a few advices from all over the world and put them here.

The important point of the programming font is easy to read, neat and last but not least, the difference between 0 (zéro) and o (or O), you see, with the font of this blog post: 0o0 is a pain in the eye. and on the keyboard, O and zero are placed near each other.

1. Consolas:

Highly recommended by programmers and experts, I see if you love fat font, you can choose this.

Link: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ascender/consolas/

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2. Ubuntu Mono Regular:

If you’re on Linux, well I guess and hope so, Linux is a perfect place for coding. This font go with the system, and even (this is a small notice) the Space and the Point is greatly defferent if you choose to show the space (this is an option in gEdit, mostly depends on editing theme)

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3. Pragmata Pro™:

Just found it this morning, look good to my eyes and I’m kinda like it, one disappointing point is that the space highlight is not so good but anyway, still better than a lot of others)

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I recommended only 3 fonts I used and I’m satisfied with what they gave me. Right now my choice is the 3rd.

Hope you find your most favorite and productivitive one.

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Batch install fonts in Ubuntu and Windows OS

Font is a beautiful thing.

To install a font, you must open it with a font viewer and click the Install button in that opened window. The problem is, when you have too much fonts and you want to install all of them in one click, it would be a big nuisance.

In Ubuntu (i use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), we can do this trick:

Method 1:

For TTF (truetype font), we can copy all of those fonts and put them in this folder:

/usr/share/fonts/trutype

/usr/share/fonts/opentype

Method 2: Would be the same as above you can say, but this time we do it terminally 😀

In the home folder, create a hidden folder and copy all fonts there

gksu nautilus /usr/share/fonts/truetype

Then copy.

For method 1, if there isn’t the folder there, you can create it.

In window, just batch choosing the fonts and then right click –> install.

Windows sometimes makes me breath more easily. 🙂

Further reading: The difference between TrueType, OpenType and PS font

Create a low-end fontpack for chompSMS

As a chompSMS user, you should know there’s a cool thing: you can customize the UI of the app: font, background, pic of contact etc… for pictures, we can do it easily. For fonts, it’s a bit harder, especially for newbie (like me, err).

There’re many ways to add fonts for chompSMS to choose, the easiest way is install the Handcent font pack (5 in total) and go into chompSMS setting page to scan and choose font you want.

Handcent fontpacks can be found (free) here.

If you have more custom fonts, the font you buy for example, you must create an app contains the font, and let chompSMS scan for you, for this process, I found an pretty easy way to do it. Take a look at this guy’s tutorial.

As I could see, the font extension is .ttf only, I haven’t tested with OpenType yet. But it worths a try.

 

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