Is there a good font out there?

Is there a good font out there?

Post by Shing-Fat Fred M » Thu, 31 Oct 2002 16:01:49



I suspect I'm not the only one who
has spent countless hours trying to
find good fonts to stare at on a computer
screen.  Good fixed-width fonts I've found
are

-sun-screen-medium-r-normal--16-160-72-72-m-90-iso8859-1
-misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--15-120-100-100-c-90-iso8859-1
-b&h-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-sans-14-100-100-100-m-80-iso8859-1
    (This one's a bit small!)

They are biggish, because I use a high
resolution screen, 1400x1050 squished
into a 14" screen.  Contrary to what I
thought, resizing a font doesn't seem to
give the same good look with a bigger
size.

The letters above are easy to read, BUT.....
adjacent rows of text are literally sitting
on top of each other.   This can make it
a chore to delve into intricate code (or
code that would otherwise appear less
intricate if the text were slightly spaced
out).

And it seems that almost *all* fonts yield
text that sit on top of each other (both in
gvim and xterm).  I have only found one
readable font that vertically spaced out
its lines, but it was too big.  I haven't used
it for a while, and can't recall what it was.

Is there a way to address this?  If I was
using framemaker, I could just specify
the lines spacing.  But never saw
anything like this in Xwindows.

Fred

-------------------------------------------
Fred Ma
Department of Electronics
Carleton University, Mackenzie Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada     K1S 5B6

===========================================

 
 
 

Is there a good font out there?

Post by Dan Espe » Fri, 01 Nov 2002 07:42:43



Quote:> I suspect I'm not the only one who
> has spent countless hours trying to
> find good fonts to stare at on a computer
> screen.  Good fixed-width fonts I've found
> are

> -sun-screen-medium-r-normal--16-160-72-72-m-90-iso8859-1
> -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--15-120-100-100-c-90-iso8859-1
> -b&h-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-sans-14-100-100-100-m-80-iso8859-1
>     (This one's a bit small!)

I find  the bold fonts preferrable,  try  the middle one above  but in
bold:

-misc-fixed-bold-r-normal--15-120-100-100-c-90-iso8859-1

 
 
 

Is there a good font out there?

Post by Shing-Fat Fred M » Fri, 01 Nov 2002 11:21:43




> > I suspect I'm not the only one who
> > has spent countless hours trying to
> > find good fonts to stare at on a computer
> > screen.  Good fixed-width fonts I've found
> > are

> > -sun-screen-medium-r-normal--16-160-72-72-m-90-iso8859-1
> > -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--15-120-100-100-c-90-iso8859-1
> > -b&h-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-sans-14-100-100-100-m-80-iso8859-1
> >     (This one's a bit small!)

> I find  the bold fonts preferrable,  try  the middle one above  but in
> bold:

> -misc-fixed-bold-r-normal--15-120-100-100-c-90-iso8859-1

The problem is inter-line spacing.
Looking for a font that has a decent
amount of  that.

Fred

-------------------------------------------
Fred Ma
Department of Electronics
Carleton University, Mackenzie Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada     K1S 5B6

===========================================

 
 
 

Is there a good font out there?

Post by Andrew Gra » Fri, 01 Nov 2002 13:00:49


-schumacher-clean-medium-r-normal--12-120-75-75-c-70-iso646.1991-irv

(and variants) is my favorite terminal font.  Clean and clear.

andy


> I suspect I'm not the only one who
> has spent countless hours trying to
> find good fonts to stare at on a computer
> screen.  Good fixed-width fonts I've found
> are

> -sun-screen-medium-r-normal--16-160-72-72-m-90-iso8859-1
> -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--15-120-100-100-c-90-iso8859-1
> -b&h-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-sans-14-100-100-100-m-80-iso8859-1
>     (This one's a bit small!)

> They are biggish, because I use a high
> resolution screen, 1400x1050 squished
> into a 14" screen.  Contrary to what I
> thought, resizing a font doesn't seem to
> give the same good look with a bigger
> size.

> The letters above are easy to read, BUT.....
> adjacent rows of text are literally sitting
> on top of each other.   This can make it
> a chore to delve into intricate code (or
> code that would otherwise appear less
> intricate if the text were slightly spaced
> out).

> And it seems that almost *all* fonts yield
> text that sit on top of each other (both in
> gvim and xterm).  I have only found one
> readable font that vertically spaced out
> its lines, but it was too big.  I haven't used
> it for a while, and can't recall what it was.

> Is there a way to address this?  If I was
> using framemaker, I could just specify
> the lines spacing.  But never saw
> anything like this in Xwindows.

> Fred

> -------------------------------------------
> Fred Ma
> Department of Electronics
> Carleton University, Mackenzie Building
> 1125 Colonel By Drive
> Ottawa, Ontario
> Canada     K1S 5B6

> ===========================================

 
 
 

Is there a good font out there?

Post by Shing-Fat Fred M » Sat, 02 Nov 2002 03:36:07



> -schumacher-clean-medium-r-normal--12-120-75-75-c-70-iso646.1991-irv

> (and variants) is my favorite terminal font.  Clean and clear.

> andy

Thanks, Andy, just tried it.  It's a shrunk version of
-misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--15-120-100-100-c-90-iso8859-1
below.  I'm hoping to find a font with good inter-line spacing.

Fred


> > I suspect I'm not the only one who
> > has spent countless hours trying to
> > find good fonts to stare at on a computer
> > screen.  Good fixed-width fonts I've found
> > are

> > -sun-screen-medium-r-normal--16-160-72-72-m-90-iso8859-1
> > -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--15-120-100-100-c-90-iso8859-1
> > -b&h-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-normal-sans-14-100-100-100-m-80-iso8859-1
> >     (This one's a bit small!)

> > They are biggish, because I use a high
> > resolution screen, 1400x1050 squished
> > into a 14" screen.  Contrary to what I
> > thought, resizing a font doesn't seem to
> > give the same good look with a bigger
> > size.

> > The letters above are easy to read, BUT.....
> > adjacent rows of text are literally sitting
> > on top of each other.   This can make it
> > a chore to delve into intricate code (or
> > code that would otherwise appear less
> > intricate if the text were slightly spaced
> > out).

> > And it seems that almost *all* fonts yield
> > text that sit on top of each other (both in
> > gvim and xterm).  I have only found one
> > readable font that vertically spaced out
> > its lines, but it was too big.  I haven't used
> > it for a while, and can't recall what it was.

> > Is there a way to address this?  If I was
> > using framemaker, I could just specify
> > the lines spacing.  But never saw
> > anything like this in Xwindows.

> > Fred

> > -------------------------------------------
> > Fred Ma
> > Department of Electronics
> > Carleton University, Mackenzie Building
> > 1125 Colonel By Drive
> > Ottawa, Ontario
> > Canada     K1S 5B6

> > ===========================================

--
-------------------------------------------
Fred Ma
Department of Electronics
Carleton University, Mackenzie Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada     K1S 5B6

===========================================
 
 
 

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