Microsoft please fix Courier New

Posted Sat, Jun 11 2005 14:04 by bill

 

I got to admit, when I read code if it's not in Courier New, it seems to take longer to register as code.  I need my Courier New. 

But that doens't mean I'm happy with it.  I dislike it's lower case L , l and it's 1.  It's 1 should be like Arial's, and the l more like Tebuchet MS.  It's O and 0 are also annoying. The zero should be more like Terminals 0 (but not as bold.)

 

So just 3 simple changes, and man I would be SOOOOOOO  HAPPY !!! smile

 

So how about it MS, could you please, pretty pretty please gives us a "Courier New For Programmers"  smile

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# re: Microsoft please fix Courier New

Sunday, June 12, 2005 10:53 PM by bill

Why not use something better?
Like ProFont For Windows?
http://www.tobias-jung.de/seekingprofont/

# Re: Microsoft please fix Courier New

Monday, June 13, 2005 1:48 PM by bill

Hey Ayende,

Thanks for the link, but honestly, those fonts suck in comparison to Courier New. And that's the crux of the problem, it's hard to find a good TTF that's mono spaced. I've looked before, and was disappointed like I was this time. Courier New really is a lovely font, scales well, highly readable etc, except those 3 letter, 1, l and 0.