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Saw a site today about the most readable / useful font for programming. - http://www.slant.co/topics/67/~what-are-the-best-programming-fonts -

One of the better ones seems to be consolas under windows as it has a slashed zero, and good difference between l and 1

Which one are you using?


you can patch the IDE by editing preferences.txt , search for the line that looks like     editor.font=Consolas,plain,12
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I prefer Courier or Courier New as being mono-spaced and, in my opinion, much more readable in a 10pt size. To my eye, Colonas is hard to read. The line weight changes and I find it distracting. It would be nice if Courier had the slashed zero but the round oh and the square zero is very readable.

Of course, some of this might also be due to the monitors I am using.

For normal reading I prefer Times New Roman. The shapes and sizes are such that I can read it very rapidly.
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I just use whatever the IDE opens with.
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On Windows I used to use Dina:

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Jibz/Dina/index.html

Nice and readable, comes (or came) in 8/9/10 point sizes.

Not sure if you can get that on OS/X or Linux. Haven't tried.
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Consolas here.
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I just use whatever the IDE opens with.

Me too.

Lucida Console, or Terminal, anything mono-spaced.
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I prefer Courier or Courier New as being mono-spaced and, in my opinion, much more readable in a 10pt size. To my eye,
Ditto. Available as default (in Windows) so no need to go begging IT department to install. Clear and easy to read.
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Can you change the font of the Arduino IDE on a mac?
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Can you change the font of the Arduino IDE on a mac?

in the preferences.txt there is also a field - editor.font.macosx=Monaco,plain,10 -
you can try it. (I don't have a mac to test).

change the pref file with all instances of the IDE off as the IDE writes the file when closing..
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I use Consolas, mostly.

Though for giggles, I use VT220 Glass Font (http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2013/03/27/glasstty-vt220-font/)

But I also like the "propeller" fonr from parallax  (http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php/84853-Parallax-True-Type-Font)
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Downloaded and installed the Dina font that Nick Gammon suggested. WOW!!! Makes my code look really impressive. I wrote some really good code! I set it up as the editor font in Visual Basic 6 and it is a clean readable font.

Thanks Nick.
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I will instantly adjust my IDE to Lucida Console. Must have slipped back to stard in one of the upgrades... Lucida Console is the one I have set my other text editors to.
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I normally use Courier or Courier New.
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