The most popular coding fonts

Slant rounds up the most popular monospace fonts good for cranking code. Adobe's Source Code Pro is top of the pile, but Consolas is only a couple of votes off. My favorite? Orator 10 (not Orator Std), an oldie from the Selectric days. [via HN]

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  1. I've been using Bitstream Vera Sans Mono and love it.

    This site was a pretty good resource when picking out a good coding font for me.

  2. Lately feeling like a dinosaur for coding mostly in perl; great relief that my fave font Monaco isn't at the bottom of the list.

  3. I always check these fonts out when this topic comes up, and I always return to using Andale Mono.

  4. I use Comic Sans Fixed.

  5. After deciding that DejaVu Sans Mono was my favorite, I discovered that it was, in fact, already the default monospace font on my system -- it looks like Gnome aliases the default to "Monospace". It does look better in 12 point than in 11, though.

    Honestly, most of them look pretty much the same to me, though Linux Libertine Mono stands out as a serif monospace font.

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